When Your DWI Damages Someone Else’s Property

Posted by Doug Murphy | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recently, a driver in Houston was arrested for DWI after crashing a vehicle into someone's home, damaging the house and leading to the arrest of the driver. Driving a vehicle into a house, building, sign, another vehicle, or other property is actually much more common than many people realize. E...

What Happens When Cops Drink & Drive?

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

Dallas residents were shocked in early May when police officer Senior Corporal Sean Paul Mock was arrested and booked into Dallas County jail on one count of driving while intoxicated. The kicker? He was on the job when he got caught. Mock, aged 34, was taken into custody at about 2:15 a.m. whil...

How Texas DWIs Have Changed Under Lockdown

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

Arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) have certainly decreased since Texans began staying home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but not as much as you might expect. In Houston's Harris County alone, there was a 45% drop in DWI cases through...

DWI Arrests in Houston Spike after COVID-19 Lockdown Ends

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

One of the unexpected side effects of the COVID-19 lockdown in Houston was a sudden, steep drop in the number of arrests for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Harris County. Now that sectors of the economy are re-opening, the rate of DWI arrests in Houston appears to be playing catch up. The dr...

Texas Teenager Arrested for DWI after Police Chase, Crash

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

On May 22, 2020, a 17-year-old  was arrested in College Station under suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Despite being a minor, he was charged as an adult with DWI and other charges. Two other people were also arrested after the 17-year-old allegedly crashed his truck following a polic...

When is DWI Evidence Not Admissible in Texas?

Posted by Doug Murphy | May 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

You can be an actor (e.g., Tim Williams) or an NBA star (e.g., Steve Francis) or just about any well-known person, and it won't matter to the police in Houston when they arrest you for a DWI. Some might say that's a compliment – but it's not. Far from it. It's not a result of upholding fairness b...

Is It Entrapment if Police Target Patrons Leaving a Bar?

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

When it comes to investigating a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI), the power of the police is not unlimited. They cannot simply pull over a car on a hunch that the driver is intoxicated. That does not mean the police cannot take aggressive steps to pursue drivers they believe are intoxic...

Could You Get Denied Bail in a Houston DWI Case?

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the Constitution of the State of Texas, you are entitled to bail following an arrest under state law. Like with many rights, your ability to obtain release from jail after paying a bail amount has certain limitations. While rare and uncommon, it is possible for the courts to deny bail t...

Increased Allegations of Domestic Abuse During Coronavirus

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic and the “stay at home” orders that have come with it are impacting nearly every aspect of our daily lives. One unexpected development brought on by coronavirus fears and quarantine is an increased rate of domestic violence allegations in Houston and across Texas. This "fear"...

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