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Texas Prosecutors Work to Reverse Wrongful Convictions

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

In 2007, Dallas County established the first Conviction Integrity Unit in the United States. Since that time, they've spread across the state of Texas and the U.S. Now, these specialized units are helping to exonerate wrongfully convicted criminals in the largest counties in Texas. A recent Star...

Texas Police Ramp Up DWI Enforcement Efforts

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

Police around the Lone Star State are stepping up their efforts to enforce DWI laws and gaining national attention. An Alton Police Officer was recently applauded for his efforts in personally arresting at least 55 people for DWI— about half of the department's total for the year so far. The Imp...

Professional Athletes and DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Saturday June 27, police officers in Put-in-Bay, Ohio responded to a call that someone had driven their vehicle off the road and into Lake Erie. When they arrived, they found Jeremiah Braswell, a rookie receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals, still inside the car. According to reports, his speec...

What If You Face DWI Charges While Injured?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are charged with DWI in Texas in an accident where others have sustained bodily or severe bodily injuries, you can face additional or enhanced charges. But what happens if you are injured yourself in the accident? This question comes front-and-center with a recent news report in which a w...

Texas Motorcycle DWIs

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

Three members of the Texas Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club died in July after being struck by a drunk driver in the middle of the afternoon. The accident happened on Highway 16 between Medina and Kerrville while the group was out for a ride celebrating the club's 11th birthday. Th...

Driving the Wrong Way While Intoxicated

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

A 15-year-old boy was recently killed in a crash with a wrong-way driver in Frisco, Texas. The boy was traveling with his family just before midnight on the Dallas North Tollway when they crashed with a vehicle that was traveling the wrong way. The boy's sister was hurt in the accident and their ...

Man Gets Fished Out of a Lake, Then Charged with DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Sep 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Certainly no one wants their night to end being arrested by Highway Patrol officers while their car sinks to the bottom of a lake. That's exactly what happened recently to a man in Wisconsin. Highway Patrol officers began following him after numerous other drivers called in reports that he was d...

Can a Panic Attack Prompt a False DWI Arrest?

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

Many false DWI arrests occur simply because the driver was unwittingly showing symptoms or behavior that made the officer suspect DWI. One particularly unusual example was reported in Phoenix, Arizona last year when a female driver experienced a panic attack during a routine traffic stop—and ende...

Farm Equipment DWI in Texas

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

On July 30 of this year, police arrested a Rawlins, Wyoming man driving his orange tractor down a Rawlins city street and weaving into multiple lanes. When police attempted to pull him over, he refused to stop, engaging in a low-speed chase until he reached his home and tried to go inside. At tha...

What If My DWI Court Date Is Delayed Due to COVID-19?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Aug 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many businesses and government agencies across the state—not the least of which is the Texas court system. The courts have endured repeated closures, and the Texas Supreme Court recently postponed all jury trials in the state until October 1. For...

Not Every Car Chase is High Speed

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

Usually, when people think of a police chase, images of speeding cars blowing through stoplights and squealing around corners come to mind. They think of vigilantes followed by a passel of police cars with their lights flashing and sirens blaring in hot pursuit. People don't usually think of dri...

Are DWI Penalties More Severe with a Child in the Car?

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

A Minnesota mother is facing charges of child endangerment and driving while impaired after police accused her of driving drunk. The woman was pulled over after running a red light and nearly causing a rear-end collision. Her two children, who were in the car at the time of her arrest, have been ...

Bad Cover-Ups for DWI, and Why They Don’t Work

Posted by Doug Murphy | Aug 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

It's one of those stories that sounds like the script of a tasteless sitcom. Back in February, German police apprehended a man suspected of drunk driving who fled a traffic stop and tried to hide in some nearby hedges. According to news reports, it wasn't the smell of alcohol that gave him away—i...

Officers Can’t Pull You Over Without a Good Reason

Posted by Doug Murphy | Aug 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before a police officer can pull over a driver, the officer has to have a legally valid reason (a reason to believe a law/traffic violation occurred). If the driver commits a traffic violation, like speeding, the officer can conduct a traffic stop. The same is true for if the driver has expired t...

Could Modern Technology Eliminate DWI?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

For years, researchers and inventors have been working on new technologies to reduce or prevent instances of drunk driving. Ignition interlock devices (IID) designed to measure a driver's with measurable BAC level's from being able to drive are already in widespread use, and the State of Texas ma...

Bizarre Texas DUI’s

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

When 53-year old Houston resident Thomas Gorsuch first met Harris County police officers on May 6th, he had a lot to “bare.” In a state of heavy intoxication, Mr. Gorsuch drove his car while nude on North Sam Houston Parkway West, startling both drivers and pedestrians. Officers asked Mr. Gorsuc...

Habitual Felony DWI

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

Police officers investigating a car crash in Bryan, Texas, found 72-year-old Robert Ray in a state of impairment. The surprise wasn't that Mr. Ray was drinking, but that this was his 17th DWI conviction. The judge considered Mr. Ray a risk to the community and sentenced him to 15 years in prison....

Atlanta Police Officer Held to Account in Shooting

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

What began as a night of merrymaking for a young father of four turned into a deadly altercation that led to his death near a Wendy's drive-thru. On June 12th, CCT camera footage shows police officer Garret Rolfe shooting Rayshard Brooks 3 times as he tries to flee arrest. Mr. Brooks did not pas...

Texas Law Enforcement Cracks Down on July 4 DWIs

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jul 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Texas bars may be closed again due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, but that didn't stop some Texans from making the mistake of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated over the July 4 holiday. In Harris County alone, 29 drivers were arrested over the holiday weekend and charged with DWI—...

Can a Keto Diet Lead to a DWI?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jul 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ketogenic diets are extremely popular now, and with good reason. By cutting out carbohydrates and pushing the body into a state of ketosis, which forces the body to burn stored fat instead of sugar, people can lose large amounts of weight quickly, without feeling deprived or hungry. And, unlike ...

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