A: Well, if your ex-brother-in-law didn't have a legal reason to pull you over, then your rights may well have been violated. Even if he had reason for the stop, if you didn't consent to the search of your vehicle and he had no probable cause independent of consent, again, you may have a good legal challenge to puty forward. Problem here is you have provided no facts from which a lawyer here can make the determination of whether your rights were violated.
You should get a good attorney and view the video of the interaction with the officer (assuming there is one) in order for the lawyer to have a better factual basis for his or her analysis of your legal case. Do this as soon as possible. No answers you get here can substitute for the advice of wee-informed counsel. Good luck with your case.
A: In both New York and Texas, a DWI can mean that the driver is legally intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of at least 0.08 percent. Under NY law, DWAI means "driving while ability impaired, either by drugs or, in your case, by ingestion of alcohol which results in a BAC (blood alcohol content) of less than 0.08 percent.
You are incorrect when you state that "Texas does not have an equivalent" law. In Texas there a 2 ways in which a driver can be intoxicated. The first is by driving with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher. The second way is for a person to drive while not having the "normal use of their mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol into the body..." meaning driving while impaired (by any amount of alcohol).
Therefore, your DWAI in N.Y. will probably be treated as a DWI conviction by Texas. This will not affect your ability to get a Texas operators license. However, if you are arrested for DWI in Texas, you will likely be charged with DWI-2d, which carries greater penalties than those for a first DWI.
This legal analysis might be successfully challenged in court by a good Texas criminal lawyer, should you be unlucky enough to get arrested for DWI later on here in Texas.
A: If you really want an answer to a legal question, I think you should explain you situation more clearly. (And in the interest of clarity, I suggest you not refer to this woman as "my lady" or you might find the Sheriff of Nottingham coming into Sherwood Forest to get you, too!)
First, did you have anything to do with this woman being arrested. Are you saying that you are victim of something this female did to you for which she was subsequently arrested? What I'm asking is this: is this woman your girlfriend and are you her boyfriend, or are you her girlfriend maybe?
You say that after she bonded out of jail, she said she couldn't talk to you. Did she tell you this or did she tell this to a third party who then told you what she said? Because, and I'm just guessing here, it sounds to me like you contacted her after she made bond. Is that what happened? Because if you contacted her, after you had her arrested, perhaps she just doesn't want to talk to you at all.
You don't even say what she did to you to get herself arrested for, but let me just guess here again. Did she perhaps physically assault you in some manner? If my guesses come close to actually describing y'all's situation here, then she is being charged with assault (Family Violence) against you. Under these circumstances, it is almost certainly the case that one of the the terms and conditions of her bond is that she no contact whatsoever with you, the victim. So if you did contact her as I have guessed, don't do that again because she cannot legally talk to you, even if you initiate the contact yourself. And do not allow any of your friends or relatives to contact her on your behalf either.
NOW, if you still want to try talk to her, the correct way to do this is for you to get in touch with her lawyer and explain to that person exactly what it is you want to do. You have already demonstrated that you have no clue how to accomplish this yourself, and that, by the way, is a GOOD thing so long as you do what I suggest. Good luck to both of you.
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