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Stops for Minor Violations in Texas: Do They Work?

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

Around holidays and big events, we've all become used to seeing flashing blue lights set up on the side of the road pulling people over. We take roadblocks and drunk traps for granted now, and the police bill them as an important safety measure to protect Texas communities. But do these roadblo...

Can an Air Freshener Lead to a Texas DWI Arrest?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

If the police pull you over for a traffic violation, did you know that they can parlay this into arresting you for DWI? We all think of traffic stops by Houston police as stops intended to keep the public safe. If a driver is running red lights, speeding, or driving while texting, we can all se...

DWI Doesn’t Have to Be a Dead End

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

If you're facing a charge for DWI, you could be worried that this may be the end of your career or your reputation in the community. But it's important to remember that a DWI arrest is not the end of the game. You are innocent until proven guilty, and a strong defense can get you back on track....

When Can Police Test You for Drugs & Alcohol in Texas?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're facing a trial for a suspected DWI, you may wonder what rights you have before your trial. Can the police continue to test you for drugs and alcohol? How much information will the state have if you seek medical treatment? Your individual rights and personal medical history can become ...

DWI Arrest When You’re Seriously Injured

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

The last week of November was a deadly time for crashes in Houston. In a span of ten days, six people died, including two 16-year-olds. The police suspect that drinking and driving was a factor in several of the crashes. Being arrested for a suspected DWI is always scary, but when you've also b...

Predicting Designer Drugs in Texas

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

The state of Texas takes drug crimes very seriously. Our state has some of the toughest penalties in the nation, and every year the legislature adds new “designer drugs” to Texas drug laws. And the Texas Controlled Substances Act is written broadly in an attempt to include chemically similar de...

Felony Murder Charge after a Fatal DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jan 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you or someone you know faces an arrest after a DWI with a fatality, you understand how tragic this can be. Knowing that someone died, even if you weren't drunk, is heartbreaking. You are still innocent unless proven guilty under the law, but you'll need an experienced and board certified DW...

Fentanyl-Spiked Drugs Complicate Prosecution

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

A recent media report out of El Paso (TX) indicates that Mexican drug cartels are spiking meth, heroin, and even marijuana with the opioid fentanyl to more quickly addict users to a dangerous high and subject an unsuspecting user to serious health risks or death. The story highlights how synthe...

Faulty Field Tests Can’t Prove a DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent media story highlights the unreliability of cheap, quick, and simple drug field tests. These cheap drug field tests enable authorities to pop a substance into a bag of chemicals, give it a shake, and watch the color change for a purportedly positive test result. The national story depi...

Portable Breath Test Devices at DWI Arrest

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent media report of a Porter, TX DWI arrest provides an extreme example of a case involving the use of a portable breath test device at the scene of the DWI arrest. The point here is to consider the reliability of portable breath test devices. Two circumstances, though, make that question ...

Texas Drug Laws Strictly Regulate Opioids

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Here's one to watch out for. A recent Courthouse News Service story details a frightening incident in which opioid-tainted advocacy flyers placed on squad cars outside an East Houston sheriff's location hospitalized an officer who touched them. Trace amounts of deadly opioids like fentanyl can ...

A Terribly Unfortunate DWI Booking Death

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent media report brings to light the horribly unfortunate circumstance of a man dying after becoming unresponsive in the booking process at the Harris County Sheriff's downtown processing center after the man's DWI arrest. Nothing currently indicates any police wrongdoing. The report indic...

The Perils of Selling Drugs to Minors

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

A recent report highlights the due perils of selling drugs to minors. The report recounts the nineteen-year prison sentence the court imposed on the twenty-four-year-old defendant for selling cocaine, meth, LSD, and other drugs to North Texas teens. Area high schools complained that the defenda...

Austin’s Year Long “No Refusal” Program: PART TWO

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

A recent media report disclosed that Austin police are beginning a new year-long no refusal program to increase DWI crime enforcement. Another media report quoted the widow of a man who died in a drunk-driving crash, with the widow lauding Austin's new year-round no refusal program. Like the of...

Austin’s Year Long “No Refusal” Program: Part 1

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

A recent report indicates that the Austin Police Department is just beginning a new year-long no refusal program to increase DWI crime enforcement. The program aims to turn back the sharp increase in DWI crimes and accidents spurred by the pandemic's isolation. The program may be effective in r...

Charges for Evading a DWI Arrest

Posted by Doug Murphy | Dec 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent wrong-way interstate chase starting in Houston and ending about forty miles north in Conroe shows the great hazards of attempting to evade police in the course of a DWI stop and arrest. It doesn't pay to drink and drive. It really doesn't pay to drink, drive, and try to evade arrest. T...

The Current State of Delta 8 THC Products

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent Dallas News media report highlights the current state of new Delta 8 THC products. Delta 8 is a less potent and still legal cannabis product that can produce some of the effects of illegal Delta-9 marijuana products. Delta 8 has so far largely managed to skirt drug laws, thereby floodi...

Holiday Enforcement of Houston DWIs

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Holidays are a great time to relax and have fun. We spend time with our family and friends, have dinner and drinks, and celebrate. But after celebrating with loved ones, it can be a dangerous time on the roads. Not only does drinking and driving increase during the holidays, but police enforcemen...

Arrested for DWI with Multiple Open DWIs

Posted by Doug Murphy | Nov 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

If the police arrest you for a DWI in Texas while you already have one or more pending DWI charges, it can be a serious matter. However, you are still innocent until proven guilty, and a skilled DWI lawyer can help you navigate this stressful path. Multiple Pending DWIs in Texas Many factors...

Houston DWI after a 911 Call

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

If you're facing a DWI charge in Texas, it can be stressful and frightening. It's hard to know where to turn and what to do next. The entire criminal justice process can feel like it's stacked against you. That's why it's important to remember that you don't have to go through this process alone....

Swapping Seats after a DWI Stop

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

If the police pull you over and you've been drinking, or you suspect you may be impaired, it's easy to panic, especially if you have a prior DWI conviction. If your passenger is sober or less impaired, it may seem like a good idea to try and conceal that you were driving. But you could face addit...

Texas DWIs and Sleeping in Your Car

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

After a night on the town with friends, sometimes we realize we've had a bit too much to drink. But even if you do the responsible thing and decide to sleep it off in your car, you can still be arrested for a DWI in Texas. If the Houston police arrested you for DWI when you were sleeping in your ...

Lab Errors in a Texas DWI

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

If the police arrested you for a DWI in Texas, you might be worried about what will happen next. You may also be concerned about how a DWI conviction will affect your life. Your concerns are valid, but it's important not to jump ahead and assume that a court will convict you. Even with a blood al...

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