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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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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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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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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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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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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