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Difference Between DUI and DWI

The terms DUI and DWI are popularly used interchangeably to refer to the criminal offense of driving a vehicle under the influence of or while intoxicated by alcohol. However, in Texas, these two terms have different legal meanings and refer to different criminal statutes. As a driver in Texas, you should understand the differences between […]


Five Ways to Avoid a DWI During the Holidays

Many people celebrate during the holiday season. Some host parties at their homes, while others attend company events and dinners. It’s supposed to be a fun time of year to spend time with friends and family and enjoy time off from work. However, DWI, or driving while intoxicated, is common during the holidays. Too many […]


How to Beat a DWI

A DWI conviction can result in a jail sentence and an expensive fine. You could also lose your license. The consequences of a criminal offense can be far-reaching and affect every part of your life. You could lose your job and ruin the reputation you worked so hard to build. Even if you pay your […]


Super Bowl Weekend and DWI

It’s that time of year again: Super Bowl time. Every year people gather to watch the big game, eat chicken wings and queso, and of course, drink. It is time for family, food, and friendly wagers. For many people, Super Bowl game day is more than just a day to watch the game. It is […]


What You Need to Know About SCRAM Devices

If you were recently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Collin County or other parts of Texas, the judge may order you to abstain from consuming alcohol for a certain period of time. Instead of having you come in on a daily basis to check your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) by chemical test, the […]


Intoxication Manslaughter Charges in Collin County

Texas recognizes many different types of homicide. One category of homicide is reserved for people who kill someone while driving intoxicated. This is called intoxication manslaughter, and it is a very serious crime. If you killed someone while driving impaired, even accidentally, then you are at a high risk of being charged with intoxication manslaughter. […]


The Key to Prom Night – Plan Ahead

April is beginning of prom season in Collin County. It is important for parents to take the time to talk to their kids about the potential hazards associated with prom night and how to best respond to peer pressure. Here are five topics to review with your teens before they head out on prom night. […]


Arrested for DWI With a Child In the Car? Here’s What You Need to Know.

If you’re pulled over on suspicion of DWI in Collin County, Texas, you need to know that who is in your vehicle with you can make a significant difference in how you are charged. The reason for this is simple: Under Texas law, it is considered a more serious offense to operate a motor vehicle […]


Don’t Let Your DWI Criminal Record be a Roadblock to Your New Year

This past legislative session (2017), Texas lawmakers from both sides of the aisle proposed legislation to help expand the opportunity to seal criminal convictions with an order of non-disclosure. The new law HB 3016 allows a person convicted of nonviolent misdemeanors, including DWI’s, to petition the court for orders of nondisclosure under certain circumstances and […]


Do you have plans on “Black Wednesday”?

Most Americans are familiar with the term “Black Friday,” the shopping day after Thanksgiving when consumers flock to stores to find bargains galore. Not as many people are aware of “Black Wednesday” or “Blackout Wednesday”, the evening before Thanksgiving that has become one of the biggest party nights of the year. The night before Thanksgiving […]

Written by: Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian Last Updated : July 31, 2019