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Can Possessing a Gun Impact a Houston DWI Arrest?

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

If you have been arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Houston, you probably have plenty of concerns running through your head. How will this affect your job? Is it possible to defeat a DWI charge? Are the penalties steeper in Harris County? One question that you might struggle...

Can The Police Arrest me for DWI On Private Property?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The typical Houston DWI arrest follows a similar pattern. First, you are pulled over by the police while driving down a public roadway. This can be for any moving violation or suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Next, the police investigate you. If they decide you are under the influence of d...

Texas Woman Arrested for DWI After Crashing into House

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

In the early morning hours of New Years' Day 2020, a Bryan, Texas woman was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The arrest occurred after her vehicle was discovered to have crashed through the side of a house. When the police arrived on the scene, the woman was still behind the whe...

WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso Acquitted on DWI Charges

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

After more than five months of litigation, WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso (real name: Joshua Fatu) was acquitted of driving while intoxicated charges in Escambia County, Florida. The trial followed an arrest outside of Pensacola, Florida on July 25, 2019. Prior History This marks a string of close cal...

The Surprising Dangers of an Ignition Interlock Device

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

For years, law enforcement and anti-drunk driving advocacy groups have pushed state legislators across the country to increase the required use of ignition interlock devices (IID). These devices are designed to prevent drunk driving by requiring the operator to blow into it prior to starting a ve...

Is a DWI Attorney Worth It If I Think I am Guilty?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most of the talk about the value of a DWI defense attorney revolves around how they can help an innocent person beat a charge. There is no question that the police mistakenly arrest innocent people for DWI constantly. Some of those arrests are due to the false positives on a breath test. Others o...

Three DWI Myths That Might Surprise You

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

For as long as driving while intoxicated has been a crime in Texas, there have been myths and misconceptions about the offense. Misconceptions about the law and false tips to beat a breathalyzer have always spread like wildfire, particularly in the age of the internet. These myths can be problem...

The Problems with Walk and Turn Sobriety Tests

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The walk and turn field sobriety test is a common trope in popular culture. Many television depictions of a DWI arrest involve some version of the accused “walking the straight line.” As one of the three standardized field sobriety tests, the walk and turn test is also commonplace in real-life DW...

Can I Refuse to take Field Sobriety Tests?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Traffic stops follow a familiar pattern when an officer suspects you of driving while intoxicated. First, the police will look for any obvious signs of alcohol use. This could include the smell of an alcohol beverage, drink containers in plain sight, or even an admission from you of consuming an ...

Pantless Man Arrested for DWI in Arlington

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite freezing conditions, Arlington police arrested a man naked from the waist down on November 15, 2019. Despite arriving on the scene to investigate reports of a disturbance, police ultimately arrested him on the charge of driving while intoxicated. Residents of the Arlington neighborhood p...

Occupational Licenses & Texas DWI Arrests: What to Know

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following an arrest for driving while intoxicated in Harris County, you could find your normal standard of living is turned upside down. Simple tasks like getting to work or going to the store are suddenly a challenge due to your driver's license suspension. This suspension happens after an arres...

Stomach Yeast can Cause a False Positive on a Breath Test

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

“But officer, I swear I wasn't drinking!” It's a common refrain that police hear every day in Houston. While some drivers suspected of driving while intoxicated might be less than truthful at the time of their arrest, others are genuine. The fact is, many DWI arrests are based on false-positive ...

Texas DWI Convictions and Law School

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are few career paths as long and winding as becoming a lawyer. Anyone dreaming of practicing law or becoming a judge must not only complete their undergraduate work but also graduate from an accredited law school. A law degree does not entitle you to practice law, however. The next step inv...

Will a Houston DWI Affect a Green Card Application?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is no question that a conviction for driving while intoxicated can have major consequences for anyone. Spending the night in jail and losing the right to drive temporarily are major setbacks, but they are only part of the problem for a person that is arrested under suspicion of driving whil...

Are DWI Checkpoints Legal in Texas?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

A DWI checkpoint is a powerful tool used by law enforcement in some states. These checkpoints are roadblocks used to screen for drunk drivers. In some cases, the police will set up roadblocks on days where a high number of intoxicated drivers are suspected, like New Years' Eve or July 4th. The p...

Can You Be Charged with DWI on Horseback in Texas?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Could law enforcement arrest you under suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DW) while you ride a horse in Texas? The idea may sound absurd, but in some states, a horse counts as a vehicle. Under current law, you could face arrest for DWI on a horse in Louisiana and Montana, among other states....

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