Winning or Losing in DWI Defense: What Are the Statistics?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Why DWI Defendants Ask About Chances Here's what every DWI defendant wants to know: what are my chances of winning or losing on the charge? It's a good question. DWI defendants are right to focus on the outcome. DWI defendants generally know or soon learn that they can have a lot riding on a D...

Blacked Out and Don’t Remember: How It Affects Your DWI

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

Blackouts after drinking alcohol are a medically well-documented and publicly pretty well-known phenomenon. People don't always remember where, when, and how much they drink. What isn't always so clear to a DWI defendant is the consequence of a blackout. What happens if you've suffered a DWI ar...

Can Your AI Assist Contribute to a DWI Crash?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Self-driving cars, autonomous vehicles, or just AI assist. Whatever you call them, their artificial intelligence can work wonders in keeping a vehicle on the road and even avoiding crashes. But vehicle AI assist technology isn't perfect, especially when combined with the imperfections of the dr...

Will I Lose Custody of My Kids if I’m Arrested?

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

Facing an arrest is always frightening. The threat of possible jail time, fines, and damage to your reputation is anxiety-inducing. But if you have joint custody of your children after a separation or divorce, your biggest concern may be what can happen to your custody arrangements. Can you los...

Arrested in Houston: Where Will the Police Hold Me?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

An arrest is frightening. You're undoubtedly wondering what will happen next and where you're going. Many of our clients are also concerned about the possible consequences of a conviction and whether they'll spend time in jail or prison. Also, our clients want to know where they'll be incarcera...

Texas Nightclub Crimes

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

When we go out in the evening, whether to a restaurant or a club, we never expect it to end in an altercation. But sometimes, it happens. In fact, a recent shooting outside a Houston nightclub ended with one person dead and two injured. But while we tend to hear about only the most serious crim...

Driving Under the Influence of Psychedelic Drugs

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Increases in Psychedelic Drugs and Driving The public appears to be taking a greater interest in psychedelic drugs to the point that millions of Americans are using them. For some, using psychedelic drugs seems more adventurous and experimental than dangerous or addictive. But psychedelic drug...

DWI Charges Can Limit Your Travel

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Drivers facing a Texas DWI charge usually first think of their freedom, hoping to avoid any jail time. They may next think of their finances, hoping to avoid stiff monetary fines and penalties. But DWI charges and convictions can bring other serious collateral consequences, including affecting ...

DWI Charge After Smoking Marijuana and Drinking Alcohol

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Rising Marijuana and Alcohol Use Leads to DWI Charges Therapeutic and recreational use of marijuana, whether smoked, chewed as gummies, or otherwise consumed, is clearly on the rise nationally and across Texas. Texas hasn't joined the many states legalizing marijuana for recreational use, only...

Bar Fight Charges in Houston

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

No one expects to get into a fight when they head off for some fun at a party or a bar, but sometimes it happens. Passions and tempers can be high if everyone is drinking, and even if you were just defending yourself or someone else, you could end up arrested. In this article, we'll discuss the...

Aggie Athlete’s DWI Charge Highlights DWI Risks

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every year brings another one of these unfortunate stories of a college athlete's DWI charge suddenly placing the athlete's school scholarship and sports future at risk. A recent story broke about a star Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver suffering arrest on DWI, weapons, and marijuana possession c...

Driving While Intoxicated and Car Crashes

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, a car crash can end tragically, especially if the driver attempts to evade the police. A recent deadly crash demonstrates how police chases can sometimes end. Police Chase in North Houston The chase began when police attempted to pull over a car driving without headlights, suspecti...

Can I Get a DWI After Just One Drink?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The problem leading to a DWI arrest isn't just the fateful “one for the road.” The problem can instead be just one drink. One drink isn't always enough to make the driver legally intoxicated under Texas DWI laws. One drink may not raise the driver's blood alcohol above the legal .08% limit (.04...

Arrested for a DWI While Going Through a Divorce

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

It's never a good time to face an arrest for driving while intoxicated. But if you're currently going through a divorce, particularly if child custody is an issue, this can be a frightening time. It is unfortunately common for good folks be be arrested for a first time DWI with a pending divorc...

Doug Murphy Named Lawyer of the Year for 2023

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Doug. Murphy recently received the 2023 Lawyer of the Year for DWI Defense recognition by Best Lawyers. This prominent award from U.S. News & World Report is based entirely on peer review surveys of the quality of legal services provided by each lawyer. Best Lawyers has recognized Do...

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