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About DWI Related Criminal Charges

2017-06-08

Looking to know if you could be booked under a drunk driving offense in Houston? While State laws do differ, DWI and drunk driving laws remain largely the same across the States. For instance, you will be charged with misdemeanor in Harris County, and be charged with felony.

DWI Records

DWI is short for Driving While Intoxicated. A DWI is a criminal charge for a person who is found to be driving a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. The intoxicants may be alcohol or drugs. This is considered a serious criminal charge because the effect of such substances on the brain is such that it impairs decision making ability, thus affecting the safety of the person driving, any people riding along with the driver and also other vehicles on the road, plus pedestrians. Hence before hiring a driver, it is very essential to know whether in the past he has committed such an act. This is important for ensuring safety of the vehicle and the driver, as well as you or any other person(s) in the vehicle.

Now it is extremely easy to get access to DWI records. All you have to do is follow three easy steps. One, type in the first and last name of the person. Two, to make the resultant list smaller, enter different information like age, sex, address etc. Finally, find the concerned person in the list of relevant people obtained after applying filters.

Drunk Driving: How it Can Affect Your Career

If you aren’t careful, your name could be part of the Federal arrest record in Harris County or Houston. An arrest record is part of public data, and reveals about the arrest history of a person. If a person is charged of a federal crime, his records are accessed through the federal system. An employer might need to check the federal arrest record of a prospective employee as part of a background check. Before hiring a maid, the owner might want to check his federal arrest history. To be sure of safety, this is an essential step to be taken in any case. And as an employer, it is imperative to know if the employee is hiding important information like a federal arrest for you. Now, such information can easily be accessed.

All you have to do is know the name of the person whose federal arrest record has to be checked. Key in both the first and the last names of the person concerned. Depending on the commonality of the name, a number of results will be generated. You can streamline your search by filling in the various filtration criteria provided like age, sex, address etc. Finally, you can go through the few results that remain and be sure of the credentials of your employee.

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