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What is Fair Punishment on a DWI?

What are judges and prosecutors concerned with on a DWI? One of their main concerns is recidivism. Contrary to popular belief, the average recidivism rate for a first time DWI is approximately 21%[i]. Most people who get arrested for a first time DWI simply made a mistake. They will never be back in the system. In fact, most are going to punish themselves far greater than what a court or prosecutor could do to them. Will their alcohol BAC (breath or ... Read More »

“Drive Sober or Pull Over” Versus “Drive Sober or GET Pulled Over”

A couple of weeks ago, a colleague in Tarrant County asked if anyone had a voir dire (jury selection) PowerPoint template for a trial where an accused intoxicated person was parked and not driving. When I volunteered mine, I was shocked and dismayed at how many lawyers had this same type of case. So incensed at the folly of prosecuting people who pull over and try to do the right thing, I gave one of my new associates a project. ... Read More »

New Interlock law coming to West Virginia

Here at DUINewsBlog.org, Harley Wagner, The Wagner Law Firm, West Virginia’s Premier DUI Defense Firm, constantly strives to bring readers the most current and up to date information on DUI related topics around his home state of West Virginia and throughout the nation generally. This latest blog centers around a new West Virginia Interlock law that was passed by the West Virginia legislature on March 8, 2014 and will become effective law throughout West Virginia, June 8, 2014. This new ... Read More »