Category: Criminal Defense

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 »

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

lawyer advocating for a criminal in the court room

In 2000, a Mexican woman performed a C-Section on herself. Both she and the baby survived. After slicing at her abdomen for about an hour, she delivered the infant and cut his umbilical cord with a pair of scissors. So, it’s possible to perform major surgery on yourself. But most people would not do so,… Read more »

Wearable BAC Monitor

A wrist-mounted BAC monitor that can either work independently or interface with an Apple Watch is taking the wearable tech world up a notch. The gadget does more than produce a BAC readout that’s almost law enforcement accurate. It predicts future BAC levels, giving users insight into how quickly, or how slowly, their bodies metabolize… Read more »

Avoiding The Consequences Of A Third DWI

Felony DWI prosecutions are somewhat rare in states that have 10-year lookback periods. But there is no such restriction in Texas, so as long as the prior conviction was after 1984, it can be used against defendants. In Houston, a third DWI is a third degree felony. That means a maximum ten years in prison… Read more »

Mobile Device Distractions Becoming More Deadly

Mobile Device Distractions Becoming More Deadly

Deaths on the highways around the country have increased in the past several months. Many would be quick to begin to blame DWI drivers for these deaths, however data shows many of these deaths are caused by drivers talking on mobile phones, texting, surfing the web, and browsing Facebook. This epidemic is growing rapidly and… Read more »

How Does Alcohol Interact With Prescription Drugs?

When you’re taking prescription medications (as well as some over-the-counter drugs or herbal remedies) keep in mind that drinking alcohol may cause or increase harmful effects. Alcohol and medications mixing together can lead to many problems, including drowsiness, dizziness, and fainting. A driver may experience impairment of coordination, and the risk of accident may be… Read more »