At The Law Office of Nathan Miller, our Denton criminal defense attorney
is constantly seeking to enhance his legal knowledge and to share that
knowledge with other criminal defense attorneys. He recently made a presentation
in front of the Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, as
well as a number of local Denton County judges, updating them on recent
2015 legislative changes. On August 12, Attorney Nathan Miller discussed
a number of changes related to Texas House Bill 2246.
Breaking Down Texas House Bill 2246
As of September 1, 2015, all judges in the state of Texas will be required
to order the installation of an ignition interlock device for certain
first-time DWI crimes. This was formerly an optional consequence but is
now mandated for anyone who is convicted of an intoxication offense without
probation, and subsequently received a suspension of their license. It
is also required that the ignition interlock device be installed for the
full period of the license suspension.
Another interesting change brought forth by this bill is the change to
post-DWI license suspensions. If you lose your driver’s license
as a result of a DWI-conviction, you may be able to obtain an occupational
driver’s license without having to prove that there is an essential
need. All you need to prove is that you are financially responsible and
that you have an ignition interlock device installed on all the cars you
own or operate.
Other Lawyers Trust Our Firm
Judges and other criminal defense lawyers trust our attorney to teach them;
a fact that speaks volumes to the quality of our legal counsel. If you’ve
been convicted of a crime, you need a fearless advocate with the knowledge
and skill to defend your rights and freedom. Don’t face criminal
charges alone—call our Denton criminal defense lawyer at (940) 580-4287
for tough representation.