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Police Officer Fired for DWI Conviction

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

An arrest for driving while intoxicated is stressful for a good reason. A conviction for a DWI can affect your job, particularly those who work in law enforcement. A recent case involving a Fort Worth police officer is an example of the serious consequences that law enforcement personnel can face...

Officer Down: DWI That Harms a Police Officer

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being involved in a crash that hurts or kills someone else is always horrible. But when you also face a DWI in connection with the accident, it can be terrifying. A recent crash in Dallas illustrated just how serious the consequences could be when a death, especially a police officer's death, is ...

Resisting Arrest After a Texas DWI Stop is a Bad Idea

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Facing an arrest for a DWI can be one of the lowest points in your life. It's scary, stressful, and being arrested doesn't bring out the best in people. Moreover, if someone is under the influence of alcohol, they may act aggressively at a time when they normally wouldn't. Nonetheless, a recent c...

Pasture Crash Shows How DWI Can Involve Multiple Charges

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

We hear a lot about DWIs, what happens after an arrest, and even the possible defenses. But what happens if you're facing multiple criminal charges along with your DWI. A recent story from the Texas Department of Public Safety gives us a glimpse into how more complicated DWI cases play out. In F...

When a Public Official Faces a DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

A DWI can happen to anyone, even lawyers and judges. And sometimes, a DWI can happen even when you aren't even expecting it. A recent case from Montgomery County, Texas, is the perfect example. Police arrested Judge Mark Keough after a 7:30 am September 10, 2020, crash involving the judge and a d...

When a Single DWI Conviction Ruins One’s Life

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Any honest thought should alert one to the risk that a DWI conviction can make a mess of one's life. Yet when facing a crisis like a DWI charge, many of us cope by unduly minimizing the crisis's seriousness. And so we need a reminder of just how big of a mess a single DWI conviction can make of o...

Rollover Accident Resulting in DWI Charge

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

You'd think an accident's severity, whether rolling a vehicle over, colliding with another vehicle at an intersection, going the wrong way down a one-way highway, or hitting a street sign, utility pole, or building, wouldn't matter to a DWI charge. Intoxicated driving should be intoxicated drivin...

Icy Weather Contributing to a DWI Charge

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Icy weather conditions obviously make driving worse. The driving hazards that an ice storm presents are greater in warmer regions like Houston, Austin, and Southeast Texas, where vehicles may lack the all-weather tires, drivers may lack the all-weather driving skills, and transportation departmen...

Spring Break DWIs in Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Texas coast is a spring break hot spot! With warmer temperatures, beautiful beaches, and lots of fun, college kids from across the country head our way every March. But with college students heading to the area, police say they intend to be prepared. Corpus Christi police announced that they ...

Violence or Additional Crimes With a DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, a woman's call to 911 after a hit-and-run crash led to a high-risk traffic stop. After the woman called emergency operators, a second person called 911 and told operators he would shoot the original caller if police approached his car. When police located him just south of Med...

DWI When a Child is Injured

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

This week, a Jefferson County court sentenced a Beaumont, Texas man to 18 years in prison after a July 4, 2018, drunk driving accident that killed a three-year-old boy and seriously injured his two-year-old sister. The children's family was returning home from an Independence Day firework show wh...

DWI and Damaging Public Property

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you're facing a charge for driving while intoxicated that involved damage to public property, you're probably worried about the consequences of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction. But you're probably also concerned about how the damage to city or state property can affect your chance...

Civil Liability in a DWI-Involved Accident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

The story of a recent fatal Austin motor-vehicle accident allegedly caused by an intoxicated driver is another sad one among many. The allegedly intoxicated driver ran a flashing red light, colliding with a vehicle driven by a hard-working recent immigrant whose seven children are now forever wit...

Dangerous Highways Lead to DWI Arrests

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Oddly, and sadly, intoxicated driving puts highway safety design to the test. Intoxicated drivers get into accidents because of impaired perception and slowed reaction times. The safer the highway design and its lighting, marking, and signage, the less likely an intoxicated driver will cause an a...

When a DWI Arrest Takes a SWAT Team

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most DWI arrests are pretty tame. A few are not. And when a DWI arrest goes bad, it can go really bad. One early 2021 story illustrates the point. The media report explains that the driver, a Dallas resident, allegedly fled after Grand Prairie police signaled the driver to stop. Police suspected...

A Pandemic Release Awaiting DWI Trial?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Pandemic's Impact. COVID-19 has affected the legal system just like everything else. Safety measures have delayed trials, the delays clogging courts and jails. The pandemic has also made potential hotspots and death traps out of jails, where virus-laden stale air can circulate among closely p...

Avoid Streaming a DWI Violation

Posted by Doug Murphy | Feb 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

The story of a Texas drunk driver allegedly streaming himself on Facebook Live must be another sign of our social-media times. Maybe in this twenty-first century it's not so surprising that someone would record questionable conduct live on social media. A 2017 report alleged nearly fifty separat...

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