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Feds Execute Large Scale Drug Raid in West Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A coordinated effort involving more than 300 state, local, and federal law enforcement officers resulted in a sweeping drug arrest in Castro County on March 5, 2020. In total, more than 33 individuals will now face federal charges related to drug trafficking, weapons violations, and other offense...

Can the Keto Diet Cause a Positive Breathalyzer Test?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

In 2019, flight attendant Andre Riley was fired by American Airlines after registering a .05 on a breathalyzer while on the clock. Riley does not dispute that his body registered an elevated score on the breath test. He does, however, claim the high level did not occur as a result of alcohol cons...

How Fast Will You Reach the BAC legal limit?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most people understand that the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) while driving is .08 percent. Drivers with tests reflecting that level of alcohol in their system or higher could face arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Houston. Not all drivers can say with certainty w...

How long does it take for your BAC to drop?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

For many, having a few drinks is a common part of socializing. Whether you are out at the bar or over at a friend's to watch a game, knocking back a few beers come with the territory. While a designated driver is the best option, some motorists decide to sober up long enough to “be fine to drive....

Ex-Cowboy McFadden Sentenced to Jail for DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Former Dallas Cowboy and Oakland Raider running back Darren McFadden was sentenced to four days in jail on February 20, 2020, in a Collin County courtroom. A two-time runner up for the Heisman Trophy, McFadden was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and resisting arrest in McKinney, Texa...

Can I Face the Maximum Sentence for First-Offense DWI?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most discussions revolving around the penalties for a first-offense driving while intoxicated conviction center around the potential maximum penalty you might face. In reality, most sentences handed down by the court fall far short of the maximum allowable sentence. Judges are given leeway in the...

How Bitcoin is Used in Money Laundering Cases

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is nothing new or novel about the crime of money laundering. For years, federal authorities have aggressively pursued attempts to conceal the illegal origin of money by those who obtain it. What is new, however, is the use of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to facilitate these illegal transac...

DWI and Its Impact on DACA Status

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or DACA, provides legal status certain undocumented individuals that were brought to this country as children but have lived here most of their lives. While the future of the program is uncertain, court orders have held the system in stasis for ...

State Adopts Camera Requirement for Interlock Devices

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

For years, advocates have pushed for mandatory breathalyzers for any motorist convicted of driving while intoxicated. These regulations are designed to prevent convicted drunken drivers from getting behind the wheel with any alcohol in their system. The premise is simple: a driver must blow into ...

Fraud Blamed for Hundreds of Defective Breathalyzers

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Breathalyzers, a/k/a breath test machines, are known for inaccurate reporting. The equipment must be calibrated on a regular basis and the test must be administered appropriately but mistakes are often made. Even then, when no errors are present, the devices can still return a false positive.  C...

New York Man Arrested for DWI While Sleeping in his Car

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A typical arrest for driving while intoxicated involves a law enforcement officer pulling a driver over and concluding the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. That is not always the case, however. On the afternoon of January 21, 2020, a New York man was arrested and charged with D...

Is the Romberg Balance Test Accurate?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most drivers are familiar with the standardized field sobriety tests. Individually, these tests include the walk-and-turn, the one-legged stand, and horizontal gaze nystagmus tests. These tests are problematic under the best circumstances even when just used to detect alcohol intoxication, but th...

Can Possessing a Gun Impact a Houston DWI Arrest?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Houston, you probably have plenty of concerns running through your head. How will this affect your job? Is it possible to defeat a DWI charge? Are the penalties steeper in Harris County? One question that you might struggle...

Can The Police Arrest me for DWI On Private Property?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The typical Houston DWI arrest follows a similar pattern. First, you are pulled over by the police while driving down a public roadway. This can be for any moving violation or suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Next, the police investigate you. If they decide you are under the influence of d...

Texas Woman Arrested for DWI After Crashing into House

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the early morning hours of New Years' Day 2020, a Bryan, Texas woman was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The arrest occurred after her vehicle was discovered to have crashed through the side of a house. When the police arrived on the scene, the woman was still behind the whe...

WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso Acquitted on DWI Charges

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

After more than five months of litigation, WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso (real name: Joshua Fatu) was acquitted of driving while intoxicated charges in Escambia County, Florida. The trial followed an arrest outside of Pensacola, Florida on July 25, 2019. Prior History This marks a string of close cal...

The Surprising Dangers of an Ignition Interlock Device

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

For years, law enforcement and anti-drunk driving advocacy groups have pushed state legislators across the country to increase the required use of ignition interlock devices (IID). These devices are designed to prevent drunk driving by requiring the operator to blow into it prior to starting a ve...

Is a DWI Attorney Worth It If I Think I am Guilty?

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

Most of the talk about the value of a DWI defense attorney revolves around how they can help an innocent person beat a charge. There is no question that the police mistakenly arrest innocent people for DWI constantly. Some of those arrests are due to the false positives on a breath test. Others o...

Three DWI Myths That Might Surprise You

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

For as long as driving while intoxicated has been a crime in Texas, there have been myths and misconceptions about the offense. Misconceptions about the law and false tips to beat a breathalyzer have always spread like wildfire, particularly in the age of the internet. These myths can be problem...

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