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2024 What Happens When You Get A DWI in Texas?

Driving while intoxicated (DWI), also called driving under the influence (DUI), is one of the most commonly prosecuted crimes throughout the United States. Despite every state enforcing strong laws aimed at discouraging DWI, drivers continue to endanger themselves and others by driving while impaired by…

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Joseph Ruiz
Misdemeanor vs. Felony in Texas: What’s the Difference? 2024

Nearly all criminal charges outlined in the Texas Penal Code can be categorized into one of two types of offense: misdemeanors and felonies. Generally, misdemeanors represent lesser crimes and carry lighter penalties, while felonies are far more serious and are more severely punished. Nevertheless, both…

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Joseph Ruiz
Texas Gun Laws – All You Need To Know

Gun Laws in Texas The state of Texas has a long history with firearms, and as of 2024, there have been several changes to the state's gun laws. In 2021, HB 1927 was signed into law, allowing Texans to carry handguns without a license or…

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Joseph Ruiz
Is DWI a Felony in Texas? 2024

Though driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a fairly common offense, the punishments can be significant. A single mistake can alter a person’s entire future, especially if they are underage or are just entering the workforce. Regardless of your circumstances, it is important to understand what…

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Joseph Ruiz
How to Expunge a DWI in Texas? 2024

When you work hard to build up a reputation, a career, and a life for yourself, it can be really life-altering when a mistake threatens to shake the foundations of everything that you have created. Thankfully, there is the option of getting certain charges wiped…

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Texas Crime Rate by City 2024

Texas has a population of over 29 million residents, almost 300,000 square miles of land, and is easily one of the largest states in all of the U.S. Because of its size and location; there are thousands of cities across the state that allow residents…

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Joseph Ruiz
How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Record in Texas? (2024)

Most states have laws pertaining to expungement or expunction, and this can be an invaluable legal mechanism if you have a criminal record that is interfering with your life in any way. For example, if you were convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), the record…

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Joseph Ruiz
Texas DWI Laws And Penalties – All You Need To Know

Every state upholds different laws pertaining to driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Texas DWI laws are quite strict compared to other states, and even a first conviction can carry severe consequences for the defendant. If you are arrested and charged…

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Joseph Ruiz
What Is the Difference Between Homicide, Murder, and Manslaughter in Texas?

Facing criminal charges of any kind can be a life-changing experience, and the penalties for taking another life are some of the most severe that may be assigned under state law. The terms homicide, murder, and manslaughter are often used interchangeably, but the reality is…

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Ruiz Law Secures Dismissal For Client Offered 4 Years In Prison

In this post, I’ll talk about the importance of hiring a lawyer that works on his or her craft daily. Many people may not realize this, but the law is not static. Quite the opposite, it’s constantly changing, either by legislative action or judicial interpretation…

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