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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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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.

Austin DWI Laws

July 27th, 2008 by Kyle Lowe

The DWI laws in Austin, Texas are some of the strictest, and carry some of the most significant penalties in the United States.  By law, a person over the age of 21 with a blood/alcohol concentration greater than .08% is presumed intoxicated; however, one can still be convicted of a DWI with a blood/alcohol concentration less than .08%.  Recent studies by the University of Michigan Health Care System have shown that significant sleep deprivation can result in a level of impairment equivalent to having blood/alcohol concentration of greater than .05%, enough for a police officer to potentially make the argument that one was driving while impaired and subject to the same DWI penalties as if you had been drinking.  One does not even have to be operating an automobile to be charged with a DWI.  Driving a boat, plane, or even a jet ski while intoxicated is considered a DWI violation.  Managing a bicycle intoxicated could even result in a DWI.

Many in Austin, Texas confuse the DWI with the DUI.  Since Texas has a “zero tolerance” policy for consumption by a minor, DUIs are typically issued to minor’s who have any trace of alcohol on their breath.  For example, should a 20 year old driver get pulled over with a .03% blood-alcohol concentration, he or she can be charged with a DUI.  This does not preempt the minor from being charged with a DWI in the event that their blood/alcohol concentration is greater than the legal limit (.08%).

Because of the serious nature of DWI related offenses it is imparative to find the right Austin, Texas DWI lawyer.  A DWI offense can be a scar on your driving record for life so be sure that you have a competent DWI lawyer in Austin, Texas like Kyle Lowe.