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An arrest for drunk driving does not have to affect your professional career

One minute you are a highly-respected business person, maybe even a CEO, and the next you are facing a life-changing consequence of a mistake. One careless choice holds the power to rewrite the rest of your life. However, you don't have to let it.

Does a drug conviction take away your financial aid for college?

Drug convictions can really mess up a person's life. From possible jail time and expensive fines, to restrictions on employment and housing, those with drug crime convictions on their record often continue to face an uphill battle, even after they have served the requirements of a sentence. For college students, though, the consequences do not stop there.

Texas man gets life in prison for drunk driving

In Texas, everything is bigger, including DWI penalties for habitual offenders. Recently, a Houston man was sentenced to life in prison after his ninth drunk driving conviction. And that wasn't the first life sentence handed out for DWIs this year. In February, another habitual offender from Texas was given life in prison after his tenth conviction.

'It'll be used against you' warning is serious as a heart attack

No one ever plans on being arrested. But, let us say you've had a little too much to drink and have been pulled over, or perhaps you've been caught in possession of marijuana. In these and other circumstances, there is a high probability that you could be arrested by law enforcement. This is the moment when many people make the mistake of talking -- something that could harm your case.

Texas Legislators Say Driver Surcharge Program Is Like Debtors' Prison

Some Texas lawmakers have compared it to a debtors' prison. They're talking about the state's Driver Responsibility Program, which levies heavy surcharges for certain traffic offenses, including DWI.

New Ignition Interlock Law Takes Effect in Texas on Sept. 1

Ignition interlock devices have been used in Texas for some time now, but only for drivers who were convicted of DWI with a blood-alcohol concentration of .15 percent or higher. The devices work by locking your ignition if any trace of alcohol is detected on your breath.

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