Category: DWI Trial

What Will Happen at Your First Court Date?

What to expect at your first court date

After the initial shock of a DWI arrest wears off, many people get very scared. The mound of paperwork they received talks about conditions of release, license suspension, and other concepts that are difficult to understand. A brief Internet search of phrases like “DWI consequences” reveals more bad news. Making matters even worse, many DWI… Read more »

Undermining the WAT In A DWI Trial

DWI Attorney Houston

In the United States, the defendant does not have to “prove” anything in criminal court. Instead, to escape punishment, the defendant only needs to create a reasonable doubt in one juror’s mind. The jury can only convict on a unanimous verdict in Texas. So, rather than completely discrediting the walk-and-turn test, and any other evidence… Read more »

How Does A STEP Campaign Affect Trial Strategy?

How Does A STEP Campaign Affect Trial Strategy?

In a previous post, we looked at formal DWI checkpoints. As we discussed, mostly due to budget cuts, there are fewer and fewer checkpoints in Harris County except on high drinking-and-driving holidays. So, many local law enforcement agencies rely on less expensive, and also less regulated, informal checkpoints. Publishing heiress Patty Hearst, who is arguably… Read more »

Why The ALR Hearing Matters

Why The ALR Hearing Matters

Many DWI arrestees in Texas do absolutely nothing to contest an Administrative License Suspension proceeding. Sometimes, the suspension notice is buried with all the other arrest paperwork and the deadline to request a hearing, which is 15 days from the notice, passes. But in most other cases, the defendants believe that there is no hope… Read more »