The Coronavirus and My Arrest

Why The ALR Hearing Matters

HOW WILL THE CORONAVIRUS AFFECT MY COURT DATE? Everyone who has been arrested in Harris county, Texas has questions about how to move forward not only with all of the new challenges to life in general, but also how to comply with answering to their arrest situation.  I will provide some answers to some of Harris county’s most… Read more »

How Do Alcohol and Prescription Drugs Interact?

Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

In a nutshell, most people drink and most people also take prescription medications. The effects of alcohol vary. But generally, alcohol intensifies medicine side-effects like drowsiness and lightheadedness. It often takes only a tiny amount of alcohol to greatly intensify these side-effects. Many over-the-counter medicines, especially allergy, flu, and cold medications, have similar effects. Moreover,… Read more »

Speed Fatality Rates in Houston [Infographic]

Did you know that among the 12 largest cities in the state of Texas, Houston has the second highest number of deaths per capita caused by speeding? An average of 12 deaths are caused by it weekly. As Jim Medley urges Houston residents to drive safely, we’ve compiled a list of statistics to help bring… Read more »

Conditions of DWI Probation in Harris County

Houston DWI Attorney

Most DWI defendants receive probation even for a subsequent offense. These offenses do carry brief mandatory jail terms, but many judges consider time served to fulfill these sentences. Probation is a very good option for most defendants. It combines close supervision with considerable freedom to come and go. General Conditions Absconders make up most of… Read more »

Blood Tests, No Refusal Weekends, and Harris County DWIs

Largely because it directly measures blood alcohol level, a blood test is by far the more accurate of the two commonly-used chemical test in DWI cases. That accuracy is reflected in the conviction rate for blood test cases. In many jurisdiction, this rate is over 95 percent. But the United States Supreme Court recently held… Read more »

What’s the Deal with CBD in Houston? [Infographic]

Texas CBD Laws

With the recent passing of House Bill 1325,  laws are changing in terms of the production of hemp and hemp-derived products in Texas, such as CBD oil.  Before you get too far ahead of yourself, however, familiarize yourself with what CBD is,  what the new bill covers, and what is still very much illegal here… Read more »