5 Factors Influence Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

As you the near the end of an evening out with friends, you ask yourself “should I risk having another drink before I need to drive home?” Although you feel fine and are confident that you’ll be able to drive safely, you still have to assess whether it’s worth enjoying another cocktail since it will… Read more »

Things to keep in mind when selecting a criminal defense attorney

If you or someone you know is accused of committing a crime there are several things to keep in mind when selecting a criminal defense attorney. First, how experienced is he or she? You don’t want to be their first case ever, ideally. You want someone who has been “at it” for years knows the… Read more »

Tricking a Breathalyzer: Is It Possible?

A DWI charge is a very serious matter that can have drastic consequences on a person’s life. So when someone who’s been out for a few drinks is pulled over by the police, they’re usually willing to do just about anything to get out of trouble. Whether or not you should submit to a Breathalyzer… Read more »

Overview of Traffic Fatalities Involving Different Substances

A recent article posted on drug treatment.com provides a survey of data collected from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and other sources that summarizes traffic crash death statistics with regard to evidence of drug use. The report provides interesting data about ratios of DWI related deaths by each state.  Interestingly, Texas DWI rates were below average… Read more »

Police Cannot Detain Drivers for Random Dog Sniffs

On April 21, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court rendered an important decision that can affect law enforcement tactics across the country. The decision will limit the common practice of police officers to detain people for the purpose of allowing a police drug dog to sniff around a vehicle. In Rodriguez v. State, the Court examined… Read more »

Expert: Texting While Driving, More Dangerous Than DWI

An expert in cellular phones has opined that texting while driving is much more dangerous than driving after drinking enough to be over the legal limit. The expert cited data that shows talking on a cell phone significantly occupies the brain and even a hands free device delays reaction time enough to increase dangers while… Read more »