I’ll be following up fellow Austin lawyer Todd Smith’s latest Blawg Review with one of my own over at my DWI blog, so please… all you criminal defense lawyers out there in the blogosphere write up a little something something about DWI and make sure to email it to me or submit it here.

Or just send me your criminal defense related posts. Doesn’t have to be DWI or DUI related but I thought that might help work it into the theme. Not that I have a theme yet.

  • This is a common question that clients ask me during the initial DWI interview. The answer is that your rights were probably not violated. DWI is unlike other criminal charges in that the right to counsel, under the 6th Amendment of the United States Constitution, does NOT automatically attach to an individual accused of drunk driving UNTIL formal charges are brought against that person.

  • DWI, unlike many other crimes, seems to have exceptions to the Constitution. This is likely due to the political influence of groups such as MADD and insurance company lobbies.