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Prosecutors Threaten to Release Footage of Mr. Kraft

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A pair of developments in the solicitation case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft highlights how far prosecutors are willing to go to create a conviction. Kraft's Lawyers File Motion to Exclude Video Evidence We covered the setup for the new developments in an earlier blog: Defens...

Actor Charged With 2 DWI Counts for Same Incident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A famous actor has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after crashing his car into a utility pole. The news is all over the tabloids and contains an interesting detail that may confuse lots of people in Houston, Texas: He faces multiple charges for a single incident. DWI defense la...

Why Hemp Products Are Suddenly Everywhere in Houston

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

It seems like there has been an explosion in the number of stores that sell hemp & CBD products in the Houston area overnight. Simply put, an important federal law changed the definition of hemp products, de-listing them from the Controlled Substances Act and legalizing many of them but not all o...

DWI Law and the Six Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, we looked at the last time the Supreme Court of the United States talked about the law of driving while intoxicated (DWI): The case Birchfield v. North Dakota. That case dealt with an important topic that will return to the Court in a pending DWI case, State v. Mitchell: th...

No Dram Shop Charges for Bars After Fatal DWI Crash

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police have cleared two bars in Houston of wrongdoing related to a fatal accident involving a driver who was driving while intoxicated (DWI). While the driver is facing felony DWI charges including intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault, no charges have been filed under the state's dr...

Six Felony DWI Charges Filed Nearly a Year After Accident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Houston police have opened their ongoing investigation surrounding a fatal accident last June to the media. According to the police, the driver in that fatal crash was driving while intoxicated (DWI) but was not arrested. Police have now charged him with three counts of intoxication assault, one ...

​Implied Consent Laws and How They Got Out of Hand

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

​The law of driving while intoxicated (DWI) seems like it should be simple and straightforward. It is not. And the U.S. Supreme Court's newfound interest in taking a DWI case shows that the law has been evolving at a rate that requires input from the highest court in the country, once again. The...

U.S. Supreme Court Accepts DWI Case

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court of the United States is going to take another foray into the world of driving while intoxicated (DWI). While the case that they have accepted does not come from Texas, it could have a huge impact on how implied consent laws intersect with your Fourth Amendment rights. The issue ...

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