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Can I Be Ticketed for Texting and Walking?

DALLAS, Texas. While texting and driving is a ticketable offense in most states, texting and walking is a relatively new concept. Yet, according to QZ, Honolulu will become the first city to ticket people for walking while distracted. Under the new law, any person looking at an electronic device while crossing the street could face a citation. A first offense will set distracted walkers back $35. A second offense is $75 and a third will result in a $99 fine. While Honolulu is the first city in the country to implement a distracted walking penalty, New Jersey also implemented a texting and jaywalking penalty in 2012. As more people are injured while using phones, we may see more laws like this being put in place.

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By |August 4th, 2017|Blog, personal injury lawyer, Robert S Gregg|Comments Off on Can I Be Ticketed for Texting and Walking?

How Do Police Spot Drunk Drivers? Dallas DWI Lawyer Discusses 4 Telltale Signs

Many drivers think they can avoid a DWI by checking their brake lights and driving under the speed limit. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 100 cues that tell officers a driver is intoxicated.

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By |February 29th, 2016|Dallas DWI, DWI|Comments Off on How Do Police Spot Drunk Drivers? Dallas DWI Lawyer Discusses 4 Telltale Signs

Planning to Party on St. Patrick’s Day? Dallas DWI Lawyer Offers 4 Tips to Avoid Arrest

Texas police will be out in full force on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you walk in the parade on Greenville Avenue  or enjoy the festivities at the Dubliner, Libertine or The Old Crow, it is important to drink responsibly and avoid arrest.

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By |February 22nd, 2016|Blog, Dallas DWI|Comments Off on Planning to Party on St. Patrick’s Day? Dallas DWI Lawyer Offers 4 Tips to Avoid Arrest

Dallas DWI Attorney Discusses 4 Ways to Challenge Breathalyzer Results in Texas

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the first conviction can come with three to 180 days in jail, a license suspension for up to two years, up to $2,000 in fines, and other penalties. The consequences worsen for subsequent convictions.

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By |February 16th, 2016|Blog, Criminal Lawyer, Dallas DWI|Comments Off on Dallas DWI Attorney Discusses 4 Ways to Challenge Breathalyzer Results in Texas

Dallas DWI Lawyer Debunks 3 Common Myths about Drugged Driving in Texas

Drugged driving is more common than most people realize. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that more than 9.9 million people have admitted to driving while high on drugs. Because drugged driving contributes to so many accidents, Texas courts have no qualms with sentencing offenders harshly.

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By |February 9th, 2016|Blog, Criminal Lawyer, Dallas DWI, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dallas DWI Lawyer Debunks 3 Common Myths about Drugged Driving in Texas

Can Sober People Fail Field Sobriety Tests? Local DWI Defense Attorney Investigates

Field sobriety tests are notoriously inaccurate. However, if you consent to a field sobriety test and fail, the prosecuting authority can use this as evidence against you in court.

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By |February 1st, 2016|Blog, Dallas DWI|Comments Off on Can Sober People Fail Field Sobriety Tests? Local DWI Defense Attorney Investigates

Local DWI Defense Lawyer Discusses 4 Facts about Ignition Interlock Devices in Texas

Catching drunk or drugged drivers is a top priority for Texas law enforcement. A conviction can come with a prison sentence, expensive fines, a loss of driving privileges and an order to install an ignition interlock device. Fortunately, depending on the nature of your case, a local DWI defense lawyer may be able to help you avoid one or more of these penalties.

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By |January 18th, 2016|Blog, Dallas DWI, DWI, Robert S Gregg|Comments Off on Local DWI Defense Lawyer Discusses 4 Facts about Ignition Interlock Devices in Texas

5 Tips for Avoiding Arrest on Super Bowl Weekend – Advice from a Dallas DWI Lawyer

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s time to gear up for the food and festivities. According to Reuters, Americans will drink an estimated 325.5 million gallons of beer on Super Bowl Sunday alone. This, unfortunately, coincides with an increase in drunk driving, and Texas police will be out in full force to catch intoxicated motorists.

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By |January 14th, 2016|Blog, Dallas DWI, DWI, Robert S Gregg|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Avoiding Arrest on Super Bowl Weekend – Advice from a Dallas DWI Lawyer

Dallas Criminal Attorney Explains Why You Should ALWAYS Fight DWI Charges

The worst has happened: You are facing DWI charges. Many drivers find themselves in this unfortunate situation and feel hopeless. The truth, however, is that even if you did indeed drive while intoxicated, there may be a defense that works in your favor. This is why your first call should be to an experienced criminal attorney.

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By |January 12th, 2016|Blog, Dallas DWI|Comments Off on Dallas Criminal Attorney Explains Why You Should ALWAYS Fight DWI Charges

What Are the Penalties for a Second DWI Offense in Texas? Dallas Criminal Attorney Explains

Driving while intoxicated may be a common offense, but a conviction still comes with life-changing penalties. According to Texas Statutes, several factors can affect the potential consequences, including your DWI history and whether your intoxicated driving injured another person. However, all DWI charges are serious, and if you have been arrested, then one of your first calls should be to a criminal attorney.

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By |January 4th, 2016|Blog, Dallas DWI|Comments Off on What Are the Penalties for a Second DWI Offense in Texas? Dallas Criminal Attorney Explains

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