Texas is an implied consent state. When people receive their drivers' licenses, they consent to chemical tests, specifically BAC breath tests. So, many people think that license suspension is automatic if they fail or refuse one of these tests.
In the social media era, pretty much everything is permanent public record. Even if you delete that questionable Tweet, someone probably made a screenshot of it. So, it's rather ironic that today's Texas expungement and sealing laws are broader than ever.
Today's Breathalyzer is based on the Drunk-O-Meter, which appeared in the 1930s. So, the Breathalyzer is a very well-established piece of technology. However, the Breathalyzer has also not changed very much since those early models. Thus, the flaws inherent in those early models still remain today.
If the football team wins on Sunday, the players often get an extra day off. The same thing is true regarding probation. If you do well, you are entitled to additional time off. But a motion for early release for probation means much more than a temporary respite or a longer lunch hour.
In most cases, probation is an excellent sentencing option. As long as your job offers some flexibility in terms of lunch hours and whatever, your boss may not ever know that you are on probation.
Gov. Greg Abbot recently announced that he would sign a bill which reduced possession of a small amount of marijuana from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor.
Breathalyzers make up the vast majority of DWI chemical tests in Texas. Since the Supreme Court ruled that blood tests require search warrants, that will probably remain true for quite some time. Occasionally, Texas law enforcement agencies hold "no-refusal weekends." If drivers refuse Breathalyzer tests, officers will obtain search warrants for blood tests. So, you can refuse a chemical test, and that refusal is effective until they strap you onto a gurney and stick a needle in your arm.
Counting the so-so 2018 remake, there have now been six Death Wish films. The first one appeared in 1974, when the vigilante crimefighter genre (Death Wish, Walking Tall, Dirty Harry, etc.) was very popular. Angst over a string of 1960s Supreme Court decisions gave rise to these films. Back then, the cases were extremely controversial. Today, they are a fundamental part of criminal law in Tarrant and Parker County.