Category: DWI

7 Ways to Beat a DWI

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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 »

5 Factors Influence Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

As you near the end of an evening out with friends, you ask yourself “should I risk having another drink before I need to drive home?” Although you feel fine and are confident that you’ll be able to drive safely, you still have to assess whether it’s worth enjoying another cocktail since it will increase… Read more »

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

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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 »