Every two years the Texas Legislature meets in Austin to go about the business of governing the state. Aside from budgetary concerns and political grandstanding there are always significant changes in the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure.
Of the many changes this year there are some key changes in the are of DWI law. Penal Code Section 49.09 was amended to make a DWI that leaves a person in a persistent vegetative state a second degree felony.
Additionally Penal Code Section 49.04 was amended to provide that if a person's blood, breath or urine showed a alcohol concentration level of 0.15% or more when the analysis was performed, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor rather than a Class B misdemeanor,
Also, Transportation Code Section 724.015 was amended to require an officer to inform a suspect that a refusal to give a blood or breath specimen may result in the officer applying for a warrant authorizing the taking of a specimen.
These are changes that will effect many cases raising the possible level of punishment and requiring that DWI attorneys keep up with the law to properly defend their clients.
If you are someone you know if need of the legal services of a Houston DWI Attorney, call Texas Board Certified Attorney Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400.
Si usted necisita ayuda con un abogado en Houston llame a mi oficina 713-877-9400.