States Continue to Crackdown on DWI Enforcement

Posted by Ryan Russman | Oct 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Texas, DWI enforcement just got a little bit tougher.

Last week a new statutory bill passed the Texas state senate. The bill, the Nicole “Lilly” Lalime Act, does three main things:

  1. Expands the definition of offenses committed while intoxicated to include operating water crafts, which were previously not covered.
  2. If an officer has reason to believe suspect has a prior DWI conviction or a child is in the car, the law permits the officer to collect breath and blood sample without a warrant.
  3. Law has also been expanded to allow any magistrate who is a state-licensed attorney to issue a blood search warrant — and such magistrates are at the jail 24/7

The new law goes into effect in September.

Source: Dallas Observer

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Ryan Russman

Attorney Ryan Russman has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of New Hampshire citizens. His practice, based in Exeter (Rockingham County) New Hampshire, is limited to cases involving DWI and DUI, other motor vehicle and criminal cases, and many cases involving personal injury. He is, however, best known as one of New Hampshire's leading legal authorities on DWI.


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