Category: DWI

What is BAC?

Blood Alcohol Content

BAC Explained BAC is the percentage of alcohol in your blood. BAC testing estimates the level of a person’s alcohol intoxication. In simple terms, the higher the BAC number, the greater the impairment. Are you curious as to how many drinks it really rakes to reach the legal limit? Try our BAC calculator for an… Read more »

Some Common DWI Enhancements in Texas

DWI Enhancements in Texas

Prosecutors always bring the most aggressive charges that the facts can possibly support, mostly to obtain leverage during pretrial settlement negotiations. So, it is very common for DWI charges to include one or more enhancements. Here are some of the ones we see most frequently. Open Container This infraction is technically a separate offense and… Read more »

The Texas DWI-Drugs Two Step

Texas DWI-Drugs Two Step

A growing number of people are arrested for driving under the influence of prescription painkillers, over-the-counter sleep aids, and other legal drugs. While it is legal to take these substances in Texas, provided that one has a prescription if needed, it is illegal to drive under the influence of these drugs under Texas Penal Code… Read more »

Attacking The HGN Test In A DWI Case

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

In both test and refusal DWI cases, the field sobriety tests are an important component of the prosecutor’s case. In test cases, the FSTs usually establish probable cause for the arrest, a rather low standard which is somewhere between an evidence-based gut feeling and beyond a reasonable doubt. The FSTs are much more critical in… 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 »