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 »

5 Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Attorney Before Hiring

judge gavel with lawyer meeting client to help in criminal defense case

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, the Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to counsel. Some people elect to go with a public defender and these lawyers are usually very good. However, a public defender is not always a possibility. On the other hand, many prefer to have their own lawyer; a private… Read more »

7 Ways to Beat a DWI

glass of alcohol next to a set of car keys

In 2018, Texas law enforcement officers made almost 100,000 DWI arrests. These individuals must often deal with severe direct consequences, like mandatory drivers’ license suspension and extended court supervision. There are substantial indirect consequences as well, such as sky-high auto insurance rates and the stigma of a criminal record. But people who are arrested for… Read more »