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Texas Law Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions that may be useful for individuals seeking information pertaining to our area of law.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office for additional information.

  • What are Texas Statutory Warnings?
    1. You have the right to remain silent and not make any statement at all, and any statement you make may be used against you at your trial.
    2. Any statement you make may be used as evidence against you in court.
    3. You have the right to have a lawyer present to advise you prior to and during any questioning.
    4. If you are unable to employ a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer appointed to advise you prior to and during any questioning.
    5. You have the right to terminate an interview with law enforcement at any time.
  • What are Texas Statutory Warnings for Juveniles?
    1. You may remain silent and not make any statement at all, and any statement you make may be used as evidence against you.
    2. You have the right to have an attorney present to advise you either prior to any questioning or during any questioning.
    3. If you are unable to employ an attorney you have the right to have an attorney appointed to counsel with you before and during any interviews with peace officers or attorneys representing the State.
    4. You have the right to terminate an interview with law enforcement at any time.
  • When is a blood draw mandatory?
    1. The subject was operating a motor vehicle.
    2. The subject was intoxicated at the time of driving.
    3. There was a wreck caused by the subject's intoxication.
    4. The Defendant is under an arrest for an Intoxication/Driving offense.
    5. There is a reasonable belief that another person will suffer serious bodily injury or death.
    6. A peace officer read the DIC 24 and THP 51 to the subject.