New Changes to Texas Laws Effective September 1, 2014

The laws in Texas are constantly evolving. Every odd numbered year, the Texas legislature meets to consider changes in existing laws, new laws, and occasionally the elimination of old laws. Most of these changes go into legal effect on September 1, of the even numbered year following passage of the change. That important day was… Read more »

DWI Blood Test Case Dismissed! Jim Medley Dismantles Toxicologist on the Stand!

On Friday, July 25, 2014 attorney Jim Medley stepped up to the plate for another client charged with a Harris County DWI. In this case, Harris County deputies followed the client to the hospital after a serious motorcycle accident. The client went to the hospital by ambulance. No one else was injured in the single… Read more »

Five Arguments to Legalize Marijuana

Recently, the editorial board at the New York Times wrote an article comparing prohibition to our nation’s current stance on marijuana.  Specifically, they argued that the federal government should “repeal the ban on marijuana” and allow individual states to decide whether it should be legalized in their jurisdiction.  The federal ban on marijuana has been… Read more »

ANOTHER DRUGGED DWI / DUI CASE DISMISSED – Where did the police go wrong?

On Monday, our legal team scored another dismissal of a medication related Harris county DWI charge.  Even though the government had a  blood test result showing Soma, Valium, and hydrocodone in our client’s system, the State could not prove their case.  There was further video evidence showing that our client could not walk a straight… Read more »

Blood Test Result Thrown Out – Another Victory for Jim Medley!

Another Victory for Jim Medley & Associates! On Monday, June 30, 2014 the Constitution came alive in Harris County Court 15, Houston, Texas. In July 2013 a Harris county man was involved in a serious traffic accident. On the crash scene, officers could smell alcohol coming from the man’s breath. The man was however unconscious… Read more »

Woman Indicted for Intoxication Manslaughter from February Crash

The Harris County Grand Jury indicted a woman for two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter on June 20, 2014. Harris County Sheriff deputies claim the accident occurred on Feb. 7, 2014. Investigators estimate that the suspect was driving at nearly 100 mph when her vehicle struck a car making a turn. Both the driver of the… Read more »

How Is a DWI Blood Search Warrant Legal?

Police officers in certain Texas counties commonly apply for search warrants in order to obtain blood from driver’s suspected of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  Harris county was the first county to initiate this procedure about 7 or 8 years ago, and now several Texas counties seek search warrants for blood when suspects refuse to give… Read more »

Intoxication Manslaughter (DWI) Suspect Released in Harris County

Last week a man was involved in a serious accident in Harris County.  Both the drivers were transported to the hospital. One man unfortunately later died, and the other man when treated at the hospital, was found to have a high alcohol level in his blood. The Houston Chronicle article discussing the incident stated that… Read more »

Houston DWI Suspect Chased by Police for 60 Miles, Mauled by Police K-9 Dog

Monday night Houston police attempted to stop a driver for erratic driving, but the suspect fled for about 60 miles before Texas Highway Patrol eventually deflated all four tires on the suspect vehicle. The driver continued to try to evade just on the rims as the chase reached up to 90 miles per hour. The… Read more »