Tag: dwi

How Is a DWI Blood Search Warrant Legal?

Police officers in certain Texas counties commonly apply for search warrants in order to obtain blood from driver’s suspected of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  Harris county was the first county to initiate this procedure about 7 or 8 years ago, and now several Texas counties seek search warrants for blood when suspects refuse to give… Read more »

Intoxication Manslaughter (DWI) Suspect Released in Harris County

Last week a man was involved in a serious accident in Harris County.  Both the drivers were transported to the hospital. One man unfortunately later died, and the other man when treated at the hospital, was found to have a high alcohol level in his blood. The Houston Chronicle article discussing the incident stated that… Read more »

Texas Law on DWI with a Child Passenger

When a person is arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a child in the car who is 14 years old or younger, Texas law allows them to be charged with a felony. This DWI arrest is a felony even if the driver has never been arrested before for any charge. The determination of whether… Read more »

What is Sleep Driving? Can I Get a DWI from Taking Ambien?

What is Sleep Driving? Can I Get a DWI from Taking Ambien?

More and more often, DWI defense lawyers being are faced with clients who insist they took their prescribed Ambien (generic: zolpidem), went to bed, and woke up in jail for DWI. Reports of zolpidem patients getting up in the night and eating and having no memory of the event are common. Zolpidem is not the only… Read more »