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....

Has Utah's Lowered BAC Limit to .05% Been Worth It?

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

When it comes to arrests for driving while intoxicated (DWI), every state creates its own guidelines. While each state prosecutes a driver based on blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the legal limit could theoretically vary across state lines, but up until 2019, the legal limit was the same acros...

College Station Phlebotomist Arrested for a Texas DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A College Station, Texas phlebotomist was arrested on October 12, 2019, after leaving work allegedly under the influence of alcohol. The erratic behavior in this case suggests more to the story than just alcohol intoxication, but a conviction for driving while intoxicated in and of itself could b...

Texas Reverses Course on Deferred Adjudication in DWI Cases

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Under Texas law, prosecutors are empowered to defer adjudication of many crimes for first-time offenders. Deferred adjudication allows a defendant to plead guilty to a crime, but avoid a conviction on their criminal record if they meet certain conditions. Since 1984, that option has been off the ...

Researchers Claim to Have Developed Marijuana Breathalyzer

Posted by Doug Murphy | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of development, researchers with the University of Pittsburgh have announced the development of a marijuana breathalyzer. If this device becomes accepted by the courts, it could have a significant impact on the rates of DWI drug charges.  The device operates like a standard breathaly...

Houston Man Arrested for DWI with One-Year-Old Passenger

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

A Houston man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on August 21, 2019, after witnesses spotted him driving without one of the front tires. The man's problems deepened from there when law enforcement discovered a small child in the car. Deputies for the Harris County Sheriff's Office arrest...

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