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Texas Open Container Laws

It’s hot in Texas. Walk into any Valero around 5:00 p.m. one afternoon, and it’s not uncommon to see folks buying beers. Often times, those beers are cracked open before getting home. Drinking while driving and/or having access to unsealed alcohol while driving is a violation of the Texas Open Container Law. The good news […]

Avoid DWI during Fiesta

It’s not illegal to drink and drive. It’s illegal to drink, get intoxicated, and then drive. It’s nearly impossible to celebrate Fiesta …

Public Intoxication San Antonio

In Texas, a person commits the misdemeanor offense of public intoxication (PI) if they’re intoxicated in a public place to a degree that they may endanger themselves or others. Public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine. It is an arrestable offense, and can permanently tarnish your criminal record. Public Intoxication […]

DWI While Visiting San Antonio

Did You Receive a DWI while visiting San Antonio? Here are your options. San Antonio is one of the most visited cities in Texas. While some visitors do not drive or rent a vehicle while here, many do. Law enforcement in San Antonio is very serious when it comes to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Many […]

Marijuana Laws in San Antonio

Marijuana is illegal in Texas. It shouldn’t be. Recently, however, large Texas cities like Dallas, Austin, and Houston have implemented cite and release programs when it comes to simple possession of marijuana. And in September of last year, San Antonio signaled it would be doing the same.   “This will definitely change the face of […]

Failing a Drug Test on Probation

What Happens if You Fail a Drug Test on Probation? A failed drug test while on probation can result in a warrant for your arrest, jail time, additional probation time, additional terms and conditions, more money, and a conviction. Two Paths to Probation If you are on probation in Texas, one of two things has […]

New Year’s 2017 Safety Tips

Ring out the old. Ring in the new. Just don’t get arrested while you’re doing it. New Year’s Eve 2017 is upon us, and this year is going to be an even bigger party because San Antonio is turning 300. The revelers won’t be the only ones out, though. Bigger party = bigger police presence. […]

Seal your DWI Conviction

Do you have an old DWI conviction on your record? You may now be eligible to seal it. Beginning September 1, 2017, DWI convictions became eligible for nondisclosure. And the best part is that it’s retroactive. So everyone (that’s eligible) can take advantage of this. DWI is one of the only crimes in Texas a […]

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