Tag: Drunk Driving

Coming To A Highway Near You: A .05 BAC?

Lowering the BAC Limit

The National Academies of Sciences recently said that lowering the BAC limit to .05 from its current .08 level was a good idea. The panel also endorsed higher alcohol taxes and stricter enforcement of current laws as ways to decrease the number of alcohol-involved serious injury and fatal collisions on American roads. These moves are… Read more »

What To Do If Your Child Gets a DWI

Few things are scarier to a parent than a phone call from the police, and hearing that their child has been arrested for DWI can be especially upsetting. So what should you do if you’re faced with this situation? Stay calm Your first impulse may be to yell and scream, as you are reasonably frustrated… Read more »

Ways to Cope After Getting a DWI

Many people often feel depressed or ashamed after getting a DWI, but approaching the situation the right way will help ease the stress.

You enjoyed a night out with friends at a local bar and drove home afterwards because you thought you were fine to drive. The next thing you know, you see red and blue lights flashing in your rear view mirror and your body freezes. You end up getting a DWI and are now stuck. What… Read more »

What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of DWI

What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of DWI

We might like to think that the chances of being falsely accused of drunk driving are pretty slim, but in fact these incidents are fairly common. In many cases, police officers are simply on such high alert for drunk drivers that they mistakenly arrest sober drivers for DWI. In other rarer cases, dishonest cops may… Read more »

Texas Courts Finally Following the Constitution

Texas Courts Finally Following the Constitution

Some judges and prosecutors in Texas have been slow to respect the laws of the United States of America in DWI cases. On April 17, 2013 the United States Supreme Court held that the US Constitution forbids police from taking blood from people against their will and without first getting a warrant. Many Texas courts… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day: A Dangerous Time to Drive

A Dangerous Time to DRive

Every year, millions of Americans come together on March 17th to celebrate the country’s Irish heritage. St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to enjoy some traditional cuisine and a Guinness, but it’s not a good day to be on the road. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day is statistically one of the deadliest days to… Read more »