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Houston Man Arrested for DWI After Out-of-State Accident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

What happens when are you arrested for DWI in another state? Dustin Calhoun, a 22-year-old Houston man, will find out in the very near future. Earlier this month, Calhoun was charged with DWI in Missouri after he drove his pickup truck into a tree. He could still face consequences at home in Texa...

Galveston County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Galveston County man recently learned the hard way that driving while intoxicated can have serious consequences. According to reports, the man was found while passed out in his SUV in a parking lot, surrounded by empty beer bottles. Chemical tests showed that his blood alcohol concentration was...

UT Volleyball Standout Gets Her Day in Texas Court

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Micaya White, a standout on the University of Texas Volleyball team, will finally get her day in court to dispute driving while intoxicated charges stemming from a 2017 arrest. The trial is scheduled to begin on January 14 of next year. White, the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, was ar...

What Are No Refusal Weekends?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2014, the Texas Court of Appeals determined that the state's DWI implied consent law was unconstitutional. Under the law, all drivers were automatically required to submit to chemical testing when requested by a police officer. In other words, getting behind the wheel triggered consent for tes...

Harris County Deputy Faces DWI, Property Damage Charges

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Earlier this summer a Harris County Sheriff's deputy was arrested on suspicion of DWI when she drove her car into wet cement. According to reports, the deputy was driving at approximately 11 PM on a Tuesday evening when she ran through construction barrels. She was able to drive the vehicle more ...

Off-Duty Houston Cop Arrested for DWI with Children Present

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

An off-duty Houston police officer was temporarily relieved of her duty this week after she was arrested under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a traffic accident. The stakes are higher for the law enforcement officer than a typical first-offense DWI however, as her 13-year-ol...

Houston Felony DWI Arrests Spike in August

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's not uncommon to see a spike in DWI arrests in the summer. This is certainly true in August when summer begins to come to a close. Last month, Houston police arrested more than 50 people on felony DWI charges alone. Driving while intoxicated, particularly for first-time offenders, is typical...

Construction Worker Dies in Tragic Forklift Accident

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's a common misconception in Texas and across the United States that just because someone dies in a motor vehicle accident or other crash, that a person will be criminally charged for that death. Just today, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, a construction worker was fatally run over by a fork...

How Your Phone Could Land You in Jail for a Year or More

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jun 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

When you are driving a car in Texas, looking down at your phone or smart watch to read a text from a friend seems harmless, but under Texas law, it's now illegal and you could be arrested on the spot.      In 2017 alone, there were over half a million reported accidents on Texas roadways accordi...

32 Years In Prison With No Conviction

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The criminal justice system is far from perfect, but it especially failed one Texas man who spent 32 years in prison waiting for new trial. It seems impossible that this could happen, that no one in 32 years could realize that Jerry Hartfield was still waiting for his day in court. But that is ex...

Warrant Needed To See A Defendant's Text Messages

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The most severe punishment a defendant can face for a criminal conviction in Texas is the death penalty. The Lone Star state has executed more people than any other state by far since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S. in 1976. One man on death row, Albert Leslie Love Jr., was recently ...

Tracking Technology Can Find A Suspect Within A Few Feet

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Technology is advancing rapidly with new devices and software programs being developed every day. These new technological developments have impacted nearly every facet of society, from how we communicate to how we drive. One other area that has seen many changes due to improving technology is law...

Police Need A Warrant To Search Cell Phone

Posted by Doug Murphy | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

New and evolving technology often leads to novel of legal issues for the courts to address. In 2014, the United States Supreme Court addressed one such issue in the case of Riley v. California. The issue at hand was whether or not law enforcement could search a suspect's cell phone without a warr...

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