If a police officer pulls you over due to suspecting you are driving while intoxicated, he or she may ask you to step out of the car and perform a field sobriety test. The point of this test is to determine if you are drunk and deserving of an arrest for DWI.
DUI and DWI charges are serious and intended to discourage future dangerous activity. The penalties for such charges may cost drivers their driving privileges.
Attitudes and laws about marijuana are quickly changing across the country, and Texas is no exception. You may have heard about the state implementing a new medical marijuana law, or local communities being softer on petty offenses. Perhaps you even came from nearby states such as Colorado or California that legalized recreational use.
Anybody with a criminal record knows all too well how it can affect many aspects of life. Records of arrest - or worse, a conviction - may impede finding employment, getting an apartment or pursuing certain vocations. DUI charges are particularly problematic because people often associate them with recklessness, indiscretion and unsafe behavior. There are a few ways to expunge such records, though.