Everything Civil Lawyers Need to Know about DWI

Legal Area:        Civil Criminal Litigation Trial Ethics Professional Responsibility
Session END DATE:        06/30/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.50
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.50
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Information:        ONLY $15

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

What should you do when your phone rings in the middle of the night and you learn someone has been arrested for a DWI? This unique CLE program will provide the information you need to handle the late-night phone call and the client interview. This course will help you to understand how to evaluate the State’s evidence (traffic stops, field sobriety tests, breath and blood testing) and will provide necessary information to save the client’s driver’s license (Administrative License Revocation Hearings). The course discussion will also delve into the ethics involved in fee setting, client expectations, criminal investigations and evidence as well as dealings with the State. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on September 17, 2021.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • DWI Case Prep and Evaluation

  • Immediate Actions Necessary to Protect the Client

  • Understanding Different Intoxication Offenses Involving Motor Vehicles

  • Potential Criminal and Administrative Penalties

  • Criminal Investigations, Tests, and Evidence

  • Administrative License Revocation Hearing

  • Special or Extenuating Circumstances

  • Ethics: Fees and Competency

  • Speaker:  Christopher M. McKinney, who is an attorney with the firm of Doug Murphy Law Firm.  Education: South Texas College of Law, J.D. Past Employment: Harris County District Attorney's Office, Houston, Texas, Vehicular Crimes Division, Felony Prosecutor.  More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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