Officials in Texas Debate the Merits of Sobriety Checkpoints

This weekend, millions of Americans will get together to light up the grill, crack open a few beers and celebrate the first long weekend of cookout season. While the vast majority of these people will drink responsibly, others will inevitably make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel after having one too many. Throughout… Read more »

How has Uber Affected DWI Arrests in Texas?

In a recent article, the Austin American Statesman reported that services like Uber and Lyft may not be lowering DWI arrest rates. The article compared DWI arrest rates and DWI related crash rates between 2014, before Uber and Lyft were operating in Austin, and the 2015 stats after the services were accepting business. The numbers… Read more »

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 »