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 ...

Suspect Drags Officer and Reveals Overprotection of Police

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent incident in Montgomery County highlights how hyper-protective Texas laws are for police officers in the line of duty: after fleeing a traffic stop and allegedly dragging a police officer for a few yards, a suspect is being charged not with a misdemeanor assault, but with the serious felo...

Ex-NFL Star Vince Young Arrested for DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ex-NFL quarterback and University of Texas star Vince Young was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Missouri City, Texas. According to police, Mr. Young admitted to drinking several beers before getting behind the wheel. He also apparently failed a field sobriety test. Tha...

Man arrested for DWI Faces Ninth Charge

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Houston man is facing a charge of driving while impaired after already having eight previous convictions of the offense. The driver was arrested after sideswiping a car on the highway, and the breathalyzer test read that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was .22, nearly four times the legal limit...

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