DWI in texas

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by wreck1819, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. wreck1819

    wreck1819 New Member

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    Since this is the only forum I am a member of I thought I'd ask yall this.

    Last night I did something stupid and never do, drove home drunk from the bars after I got some things off my mind (woman related) and was pulled over and arrested for DWI. I blew a .26 and was carted off. I was completely complacent and offered no problems was even thanked for how understanding and courteous i was to the leo's. I have an appointment with a lawyer this weekend to see if anything can be done but wanted to ask around to see if anybody had any experiences of any kind .

    I have a completely clean record other than two warnings one speeding one stopping at a stop sign. I was originally was planning on going to OCS and possibly retiring as a game warden but now i think those dreams are forever gone because of one mistake.

    Is there any hope for me at all in this giant mess or am I left in this seemingly endless crappy spiral of my mistake.

    Thanks for listening and I completely understand if yall just want to chew out for my stupidity.
     
  2. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Make sure the lawyer is a good one.
     

  3. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    You ain't the first one and sure **** u ain't going to be the last one. Stuff happens and I completely understand where u are coming from with woman problems. I think its crazy how another human can gave so much influence over your emotions. When the ol lady pisses me off I go out and shoot the hell outta some sort hills and targets.

    Just think of it this way, you can only go up now.
     
  4. vincent

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    Sorry 'bout your luck. I got one back in '91, cost me my car, license for 2 years and 5K in cash (court costs, drunk school etc...).

    I don't know if having this on your record will negatively impact your job opportunities or not. It's not a felony so that's good. Get a good lawyer, may cost a little now but in the long run, it'll pay off...

    Don't really have any solid advice or insights for you, I just wanted to post to let you know I know how you feel...:(
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    .26? That buys you an enhancement. Depending on the County, you can expect probation for about a year and loss of license for 90 days or so. Prepare to part with 5 grand or so.
     
  6. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You probably should not have blown, but spend your money on a good attorney.
     
  7. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    First suggestion, dont post any details to an online forum, anything posted could be used against you.
     
  8. powg

    powg New Member

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    dwi

    silence ......... one shouldn't blow or submit to any type of testing ,be compliant offer no resistance during your arrest . call a great lawyer. Texas is becoming a police state and officers can and do pull people over just because of the law of averages 1 out of every 6 vehicles nationwide has a driver or passenger u i of alcohol /drugs after 10 pm .....1 out of 3 after 2 am .
     
  9. Eturnsdale

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    All hope is not lost. My brother was picked up for drunk driving just before he joined the Corps. Passed the field sobriety test, but refused to blow. Here if you refuse to blow they automatically take your license, without due process, for twenty four months. Because he refused to blow and passed the sobriety test the LEO did not have cause to arrest him and compel a test at the station. Meaning in court the judge agreed that the arrest needed to be stricken along with the compelled test at the station because under the law all he could do was take his license and wait for someone to pick him up.

    But wait there was more.

    Because of what was said in Thompson v. Smith and others, they had to restore his license.

    "The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common law right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

    So, as it is a right, not a privilege as many believe, it can not be revoked without due process of the law.


    Know your laws and employ an attorney that is even more well versed than you.


    ETA: I believe the only reason they gave it back was because at the time there was a big right to travel movement here. If they would have denied him it would have gone higher, and as we can imagine that could be very bad for many aspects of the "privilege" to travel.
     
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  10. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Nothin' good ever happens after midnight...:cool:...except for FTF!!
     
  11. Sicilian13

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    no one should feel bad for you, I hope you get all that is coming your way( loss of car , loss of job, loss of money and loss license) just like you didn't give a crap about putting anyones life in danger by driving drunk...just because you feel like having a drink dose not give you the right to put me and my family in danger...if it was up to me you should never be let to drive again ###############
     
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  12. ultimate-soldier5

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    OCS and military period wont tolerate it prolly wont go nowhere in that field.... they are kickin everyone out for blowing .01 or higher for driving, fighting, yelling anytime police come and theres alcohol involved your done.
     
  13. fev

    fev New Member

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    Hey A-HOLE, everyone makes a mistake. Sorry that your that perfect
     
  14. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    If you get a good attorney they "might" be able to lessen the charge to wreckless driving, I think. Don't take my word on it, but I think that's what my friend got back in the early 90s. To long ago to remember exactly. Also, that was in the state of Indiana.
     
  15. TankTop

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    Short term you are screwed! Get a good lawyer, also be proactive. If you are a member of a local civic group or church, go to them and explain what happened and see if you can get involved in some community outreach programs BEFORE you go before a judge (get a letter from them). Often a judge will accept volunteer work in lieu of fines, it could save you thousands of dollars.

    I have a personal friend who got a dui and was fired from a very reputable company for alcoholism. He is now a sheriff's deputy and will soon be the county coroner for a major city. All is not lost but it will suck for awhile. Don't ever give up on your dreams, don't let anyone tell you you can't. It is definitely a setback, but it's entirely up to you how your life turns out.
     
  16. Blueguns

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    Let's hear about your mistake free life. I mean c'mon, we've all made mistakes. DWI is nothing to be taken lightly, but when I read this guys post I could almost hear the remorse.
     
  17. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    To the original poster:
    Get a really good lawyer, and follow his lead.
     
  18. Overkill0084

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    Dude, .26? WTF? No matter how this turns out, you're already lucky. No one was hurt or killed due to this incident. Count your blessings.
    Lecture complete ;)
    As long as this doesn't turn into a felony, you may not be in too bad of shape. Even with OCS. Much will depend on the outcome in court.

    Ensure that you hire a lawyer with lots of experience in these matters and a solid record of positive outcomes. Spend good money now to ensure that you aren't hosed down the road.
    Stop discussing your case with anyone but your lawyer. This includes open forums.
    Be prepared to have your life unsettled for the foreseeable future. It probably won't be ruined, but things are likely to get uncomfortable for a while.
    Good luck.
     
  19. c3shooter

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    Quoted for the truth.

    I am going to shut this thread down- it has run its course.


    Yes, you screwed up. That is a really good first step in admitting that. About 5 years ago my youngest son (in his 30's) made the same mistake. First offense. It cost him 3 days in jail, a large fine, loss of his license for a year (he was able to get a restricted license that allowed him to drive to and from work). He was also to complete the Virginia Alcohol Safety Program, and check into AA- which he did. After one year, satisfactory completion of all programs, got his license back. Did NOT get back his Commercial Driver's License- and did not get back his job that he lost due to the DUI.

    He is doing well, staying sober- but it was an expensive lesson. There ARE tough times ahead- you can get through it. DO find a good attorney, DO follow his lead, and other than that, be very, very still.

    If you need to talk, and want to PM me, well- Grandpa C3, or any other number of folks are available.
     
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