Texas Court Rules For Cell Phone Privacy!

TEXAS HIGH COURT FINDS PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR CELL PHONE! On February 26, 2014 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reviewed a case involving the following facts: A high school student was arrested for causing a disturbance on a school bus.  As part of the regular arrest procedure, the student’s cellular            … Read more »

Tests showed Justin Bieber had used marijuana and prescription drugs. Was he DWI?

Police reports and lab results made public on the TMZ website show Bieber had chemicals in his urine which are metabolites of certain drugs / medications that can cause impairment in a driver.  Officers secured a specimen of urine from Bieber in order to attempt to determine if he was DWI on drugs other than… Read more »

Legalization of marijuana versus decriminalization of marijuana

 The debate about the decriminalization of marijuana possession has reached Texas.  Last week governor Rick Perry made public comments that he supports the idea of decriminalization of marijuana to some degree.  Within a few days, the elected district attorney of Harris County Texas made similar comments.  These comments have sparked the interest of citizens and Houston defense lawyers…. Read more »

Saving Your License After a DUI Arrest: You Only Have 15 Days

If you were recently arrested for driving while intoxicated in Texas, your driver’s license was probably confiscated in the process—as is standard procedure. Fortunately, you have the right to contest the impending suspension by scheduling an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing within two weeks of your arrest. More specifically, the Texas Department of Public Safety will follow… Read more »

What are the Penalties for Resisting Arrest in Texas?

If you have been accused of resisting or evading arrest in Texas, it is important to understand that you could be facing some stiff legal penalties. According to Texas Penal Code § 38.03, resisting arrest is defined as the act of preventing or obstructing a peace officer from executing an arrest or search through the use of… Read more »

Can the Police Take a Blood Sample Without My Consent?

In the state of Texas, all drivers are subject to what is known as the “implied consent” law. This law states that anyone who maintains a valid driver’s license must comply with chemical testing when a police officer is reasonably suspicious that they have been driving while intoxicated (DWI). While an officer cannot legally compel you to… Read more »

Could I Be Arrested for DWI if I Took Prescription Drugs?

Many people are under the mistaken belief that the only way they can be arrested for DWI in Texas is if they are caught and register over the limit for alcohol. That is not true. If you are believed to be under the influence of narcotics you can be arrested and charged with DWI. Even if… Read more »

5 Steps You Should Take After a Drunk Driving Arrest

Due to the increased dangers posed when a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after he or she has been drinking, the DWI laws in Houston and throughout the state of Texas, are extremely harsh. Any person arrested for drunk driving can expect to receive no leniency on both the charges and on the intensity… Read more »