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Kyle Lowe, Criminal Defense Attorney

Kyle Lowe Criminal Defense/DWI Attorney

Licensed to practice law since 1993 in New Mexico, and since 1997 in Texas, Kyle Lowe has been trying cases for 16 years. His only focus is Criminal Law. Beginning his career as an Assistant District Attorney in New Mexico, Kyle quickly worked his way up to Deputy District Attorney and became the designated DWI Prosecutor for the office.

 

In his 5 years as a prosecutor Kyle tried more than 60 cases to juries to include the first State prosecuted wiretap conspiracy case in New Mexico history...

 

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Archive for the ‘Austin DWI Laws’ Category

Travis County approves drawing DWI suspects’ blood at jail

May 27th, 2010 by Kyle Lowe

According to an article in the Austin American Statesman, blood could soon be drawn at Central Booking at the Travis County Jail after county commissioners voted 4-0 to approve changes to an agreement between Travis County and the City of Austin. The Austin City Council is expected to consider the changes later this month. If the changes are accepted, Austin police officials will solicit bids for the phlebotomy services with a potential June start date for the new protocol. A law went into effect last year that expanded the circumstances in which blood draws or breath tests from DWI suspects would be required. Instances where the victims are injured and transported for medical care and where there is a child present in the vehicle of the suspect are now cause for mandatory blood draws and/or breath tests. Given these new guidelines, The Travis County Sheriff’s Office and Austin Police Department estimate that an additional 300-400 blood draws will be required on top of the 400-500 that occur each year. An experienced DWI attorney is crucial if you have been charged with drunk driving in Austin, or the surrounding counties. Take your fear out of the process by contacting Austin based DWI attorney, Kyle Lowe at (512) 750-5693.

Texas DWI: Ignition Interlock Laws to Expand?

October 29th, 2009 by Kyle Lowe

Two Texas DWI bills are currently before the Senate Committee. House Bill 4061 would effectively expand the criteria for mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device in a vehicle. This device analyzes a driver’s breath sample and disables the vehicle ignition if the blood alcohol content (BAC) registers above a pre-set limit. Currently, Texas DWI law requires an ignition interlock for repeat DWI offenders and those who register a very high BAC at the time of arrest.

If this law passes, we would see a local impact of nearly double the number of motorists required to install an ignition interlock system if they are convicted of a DWI in Austin, Texas. All motorists convicted of a DWI in Texas, including first-time offenders, would be directed to do so, however, judges would be left with the discretion to find the interlock installation unnecessary.

The second DWI measure being considered would permit larger cities, such as Austin, Texas and highly populated counties, like Travis and Williamson County, to establish sobriety checkpoints.Overriding concerns abound with this measure such as racial profiling, inefficiency, and a perceived police state where motorists are stopped without reasonable cause.

If you have been arrested for a DWI in Austin, Texas or Travis and Williamson Counties, time is of the essence.Call Kyle Lowe, a seasoned Austin DWI Attorney with 16 years of DWI and Criminal Law experience.

Texas Baseball Coach Suspended After DWI Arrest

January 21st, 2009 by Kyle Lowe

Augie Garrido, coach of the University of Texas at Austin baseball team, has been suspended indefinitely without pay because of his Austin DWI arrest. Once school officials gather more information, they’ll decide what to do in regards to his position at the university.

Garrido was stopped near downtown Austin when he was driving a Porsche Cayenne with the headlights off just before 1AM. Garrido failed a field sobriety test and also admitted to having five glasses of wine and being intoxicated. He had apparently spent the evening at J. Black’s on 6th Street and Eddie V.’s on 5th Street, both in the downtown Austin area. He was booked into the Travis County Jail that night.

The Longhorns’ first baseball game is coming up fast on February 20, when they’ll play the University of Illinois-Chicago. The last time Garrido missed a baseball game was back in 2006 when he was suffering from dehydration symptoms. For now, the Longhorns’ associate head coach and pitching coach will be taking over the team.

Garrido is the highest paid college baseball coach, earning a salary of about $800,000. In 2012, Garrido is expected to be the first college coach to make $1 million or more, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Though he has a five-year contracts that says he’d receive $300,000 per year for each year left on his contract should he be dismissed, this stipulation may not apply if he’s fired for breaking UT’s standard of conduct rules.

Austin DWI Arrests: Know Your Rights

Augie Garrido’s DWI arrest is a great example to us all that you need to know your rights when it comes to Austin DWI arrests. Mr. Garrido admitted to the police officer that he was intoxicated. If you are questioned by a police officer and asked incriminating questions, know your rights. Tell the officer that you respectfully decline to provide any answers until you’re able to consult with your Austin attorney, Kyle Lowe.