Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Charged With DUI in Montana

On April 8, 2016 the former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden was arrested for DUI. This former SEAL, Rob O’Neill, was found asleep behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle. Officers reported that O’Neill failed a number of field sobriety tests and refused to submit… Read more »

Texas Courts Finally Following the Constitution

Some judges and prosecutors in Texas have been slow to respect the laws of the United States of America in DWI cases. On April 17, 2013 the United States Supreme Court held that the US Constitution forbids police from taking blood from people against their will and without first getting a warrant. Many Texas courts… Read more »

Challenging the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Standardized field sobriety tests were developed in the 1970s. Even at the time, the science behind them was known to be a little bit unreliable. Unfortunately, says NY traffic ticket lawyer Zev Goldstein, they continue to be used across the country, in many cases as part of the evidence to convict otherwise responsible individuals. It… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day: A Dangerous Time to Drive

Every year, millions of Americans come together on March 17th to celebrate the country’s Irish heritage. St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to enjoy some traditional cuisine and a Guinness, but it’s not a good day to be on the road. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day is statistically one of the deadliest days to… Read more »

Can the Police Use Cell Phone Data as Evidence in DWI Cases?

Your cell phone records may become part of your trial for DWI in Texas. In December 2015, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held that the State can obtain historical data from a person’s cell service provider without a warrant. In Ford v State, the Court reasoned that a person does not have any expectation… Read more »