Legal Video Q&A

If a person wants to continue having their driver's license, they must pay the surcharges that result from a DWI conviction.

This area of law is highly specialized and so you need an attorney who's experienced in similar cases.

You are not obligated to answer any questions, nor do field sobriety tests.

If you're contacted by a federal agent, it means that they probably already have a strong case against you, so you should contact a lawyer immediately.

If you’re on probation for a DWI or an intoxication-related offense, there’s no early release from probation.

An officer can, and will, tell you to hang up a call or turn the phone off while you're being arrested.

A person can be proven to be intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration is .08 or higher; or if they are mentally or physically impaired due to alcohol or drugs.

Federal crimes usually have a greater impact on society, specifically those that affect more than one state.

The difference between DUI and DWI lies in the age of the driver.

Once you have a conviction, this information is available to anyone who's willing to go out and get it.

When someone accuses you of sexual misconduct, the best thing you can do is to consult an attorney who's experienced in cases like yours.

The more citizens are aware that officers are checking for people who are intoxicated, the less likely they will drive while intoxicated.

Attorney's fees are most often structured as flat fees and segmented according to the legal proceedings.

The first sign of trouble for your business is when they seize your assets and freeze your bank accounts.

In Texas, you cannot get a conviction removed from your record; however, you can get a pardon in rare situations.

You need to have an attorney at an ALR hearing, and should also subpoena witnesses to be there.

Remember that the previous owners of a property won’t be around to deal with any problems that are discovered while the buyer owns the property.

There are various problems associated with the Intoxilyzer 5000, so it's best to consult your attorney if you think that the test results are inaccurate.

One cannot get out of federal custody after an arrest by putting up a monetary bond.

If a job application asks about arrests and convictions, it's important to talk to your attorney before you answer that question.

For the first-time offender, and for most misdemeanors and even some felony offenses, you might still be able to drive for limited purposes.

If you have received a target letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, this means that you are the subject of an investigation. Call an attorney immediately.

A DUI/DWI case can be resolved fairly quickly, especially with an experienced attorney on your side.

A new provision allows for TSA agents to give you the opportunity to take the weapon back to a secure location and for them not to prosecute you for an offense.

Sometimes commercial mortgages are assumable, but it's a complex and fact-driven situation.

Currently, there's no perfect method for testing a person's blood alcohol concentration.

A purchase offer is an official offer by one party to buy property from another party.

Once you are in custody and there's an interrogation, you'll have the right to an attorney.

A person can be charged with public intoxication when an officer believes that they are intoxicated to the point that they’re a danger to themselves or others.

Sometimes residential real estate transactions can be more difficult than commercial ones, because of the emotions attached to a residence.

It is very important that as soon as the property is seized or you get a notice, that you call an attorney.

A deed is a document that reflects the ownership of real property. John C. Koechel explains the importance of this.

Deferred adjudication is not an option in Texas, but there are other ways to keep a conviction off your record.

The legal steps in buying real estate include: a written offer, a form letter, a title insurance policy, etc.

A felony case has to go through the grand jury process.

Real estate and business lawyer, John C. Koechel, PLLC, discusses the valuation of commercial property in this Justipedia video.

Police officers can and will lie to you, especially if you are a suspect and/or being accused of a crime.

It’s almost always better to try to work something out with your tenant than to enter into litigations, which are very expensive and time-consuming.

Punishment levels become higher if you've had a previous conviction or if there was a child passenger in the vehicle.

Title insurance is insurance that a person can buy to protect against losses in the event that there is a technical or legal flaw in his or her property title, which could potentially result in the loss of the property.

You will need to pay a reinstatement fee in order to get your license back.

Real estate attorneys are needed when specific issues come up, such as a tax lien.