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DWI as a Professional Driver in Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're a professional driver, you undoubtedly understand the importance of safety on the road. You also know that your employer, and the people of Texas, trust you to keep your passengers and others on the road as safe as possible. If the police suspect you of breaking that trust and drinkin...

Fighting For Your Rights During DWI Prosecution

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

If the police arrest you for a DWI, you have rights. We've all seen the legal dramas, and we know that we're innocent until proven guilty. As a result, you may assume that the police and prosecutors will treat you as innocent accordingly. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. On Thanksgivi...

Assaulted in Jail After DWI Arrest

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

An arrest for a DWI is a frightening experience. You may be unsure what's happened or why you're facing an arrest when you don't believe you were drunk. Plus, you don't know what will happen next or the consequences if a court convicts you. Even worse, you can end up in jail overnight or until ...

Serving in the Military: Arrested for DWI in Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

When serving in the military in Texas, you're probably more concerned with injuries during a deployment or in the field than getting arrested for drunk driving. But for National Guard troops recently stationed at the U.S.-Mexican border, DWI charges turned out to be a big concern. National Gua...

DWI While Passed Out in Your Car in Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

It's happened to many of us. You go out with friends for a night on the town. You have a few drinks, and you decide to take a nap in your car before heading home to make sure you're safe to drive. But then a police car pulls up behind your parked car, and the officer knocks on your window. Uh o...

Outside Influences on Drinking Decisions

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

As Americans and Texans, we like to think we make our own choices fiercely and independently. But there's no denying that bars, entertainment venues, sporting events, restaurants, and alcohol industry marketing all affect the way Americans drink. Whether the marketing features Spuds McKenzie ha...

Can You Face a Civil Lawsuit After a DWI Arrest in Texas?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

An arrest for a DWI is stressful and frightening. You're undoubtedly worried about the repercussions of a possible criminal conviction, but should you also worry about a civil lawsuit? Who can face a lawsuit after a DWI? A recent verdict in a lawsuit against Beer Belly's Sports Bar in Corpus Ch...

Prescription Drug Laws in Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you or someone you love is facing drug charges related to prescription medications, you may be confused about the line between legal and illegal prescription medication. Often, we think of “legal” and “illegal” drugs, but prescription drugs that aren't prescribed legally are also illegal. We...

Stops for Minor Violations in Texas: Do They Work?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Around holidays and big events, we've all become used to seeing flashing blue lights set up on the side of the road pulling people over. We take roadblocks and drunk traps for granted now, and the police bill them as an important safety measure to protect Texas communities. But do these roadblo...

Can an Air Freshener Lead to a Texas DWI Arrest?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

If the police pull you over for a traffic violation, did you know that they can parlay this into arresting you for DWI? We all think of traffic stops by Houston police as stops intended to keep the public safe. If a driver is running red lights, speeding, or driving while texting, we can all se...

DWI Doesn’t Have to Be a Dead End

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're facing a charge for DWI, you could be worried that this may be the end of your career or your reputation in the community. But it's important to remember that a DWI arrest is not the end of the game. You are innocent until proven guilty, and a strong defense can get you back on track....

When Can Police Test You for Drugs & Alcohol in Texas?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're facing a trial for a suspected DWI, you may wonder what rights you have before your trial. Can the police continue to test you for drugs and alcohol? How much information will the state have if you seek medical treatment? Your individual rights and personal medical history can become ...

DWI Arrest When You’re Seriously Injured

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

The last week of November was a deadly time for crashes in Houston. In a span of ten days, six people died, including two 16-year-olds. The police suspect that drinking and driving was a factor in several of the crashes. Being arrested for a suspected DWI is always scary, but when you've also b...

Predicting Designer Drugs in Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

The state of Texas takes drug crimes very seriously. Our state has some of the toughest penalties in the nation, and every year the legislature adds new “designer drugs” to Texas drug laws. And the Texas Controlled Substances Act is written broadly in an attempt to include chemically similar de...

Felony Murder Charge after a Fatal DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you or someone you know faces an arrest after a DWI with a fatality, you understand how tragic this can be. Knowing that someone died, even if you weren't drunk, is heartbreaking. You are still innocent unless proven guilty under the law, but you'll need an experienced and board certified DW...

Fentanyl-Spiked Drugs Complicate Prosecution

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent media report out of El Paso (TX) indicates that Mexican drug cartels are spiking meth, heroin, and even marijuana with the opioid fentanyl to more quickly addict users to a dangerous high and subject an unsuspecting user to serious health risks or death. The story highlights how synthe...

Faulty Field Tests Can’t Prove a DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent media story highlights the unreliability of cheap, quick, and simple drug field tests. These cheap drug field tests enable authorities to pop a substance into a bag of chemicals, give it a shake, and watch the color change for a purportedly positive test result. The national story depi...

Portable Breath Test Devices at DWI Arrest

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent media report of a Porter, TX DWI arrest provides an extreme example of a case involving the use of a portable breath test device at the scene of the DWI arrest. The point here is to consider the reliability of portable breath test devices. Two circumstances, though, make that question ...

Texas Drug Laws Strictly Regulate Opioids

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Here's one to watch out for. A recent Courthouse News Service story details a frightening incident in which opioid-tainted advocacy flyers placed on squad cars outside an East Houston sheriff's location hospitalized an officer who touched them. Trace amounts of deadly opioids like fentanyl can ...

A Terribly Unfortunate DWI Booking Death

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent media report brings to light the horribly unfortunate circumstance of a man dying after becoming unresponsive in the booking process at the Harris County Sheriff's downtown processing center after the man's DWI arrest. Nothing currently indicates any police wrongdoing. The report indic...

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