There are certain legal phrases everyone hears, whether from a police officer, an attorney, a court clerk, or your average episode of Law & Order. Some of these might be RICO law, Habeas corpus, or in the case of this post, deferred adjudication. Every time someone gets a ticket, they read that deferred adjudication is an option, but more and more common is the comment that they don’t have any idea what it means. Ideally, we can settle that here.
In 2013, 10,076 people died from drunk driving related accidents, which is like a whole square mile of Chicago being wiped off the map every year. With modern technology, as well as alternatives that have existed for years, there are certainly ways to avoid ever getting behind the wheel after throwing a few back.
Well, it’s nearing spring time in Texas, and we all know what that means. The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is back with a vengeance. So, what does this mean for you? What steps should you be taking to prepare? Your questions will soon be answered.
There are thousands of defense attorneys in North Texas alone. The market is absolutely saturated with lawyers of varying experience, acclaim, and talent. When we need work done on our car, or we are looking for a new doctor for our family, we read blogs and reviews and spend a tremendous amount of time making the most educated decision we possibly can.
Having a warrant out for your arrest is one thing, but having one out for a traffic violation can be downright frustrating. You parked wrong, ran a red light or committed some other driving error, and now you’re getting arrested it for it? It seems pretty harsh – especially if you’re a first-time offender.
If you get pulled over for a DWI, it can have serious effects on your life. It can land you in jail, it can make you owe thousands of dollars. In short, it can throw your life into upheaval. That’s why it’s so important to contact a DWI attorney as soon as possible. They can help minimize your penalties and fight for your rights in court.
When you don’t respond to or show up to court for a traffic ticket in Texas, a warrant can be issued for your arrest. These may be one of two kinds: either an alias warrant or a capias warrant.
In the city of Dallas, you have a 21-day period in which to respond to your traffic ticket or citation, otherwise, warrants will be issued for your arrest.
When you get a traffic ticket in the Lone Star state, you are also assigned an “appearance date.” This appearance date dictates the time and date at which you must appear before the court to enter a plea in your case.
When you’re pulled over on suspicion of a Dallas DWI, you’ll likely go through a process like this: first, the officer will ask you some questions. They’ll want to know where you’re coming from, what you’ve been doing the past few hours and may even ask outright if you’ve been drinking.