Tag: DWI Arrest

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 »

Undermining the WAT In A DWI Trial

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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 »

Three Ways to Get Pulled Over For a DWI

Three Ways to Get Pulled Over For a DWI

Before an officer can utter the six words we all hate to hear (please step out of the car), the officer must have reasonable suspicion to believe that the driver is intoxicated. Under Terry v. Ohio, this standard is a mixture of “specific articulable facts” and the officer’s subjective interpretation of those facts. Observed Activity… Read more »

What To Expect After A First DWI Arrest

What To Expect After A First DWI Arrest

Largely because alcohol-related crashes are still a hot-button political issue and DWI offenses are good moneymakers for the government, Greater Houston is well-known throughout the state for its aggressive DWI arrest and prosecution policies. According to one study, roughly half of Harris County probationers were convicted of an alcohol-related offense, mostly a first DWI. Despite… Read more »

How to Decide Which DWI Lawyer to Hire

How to Decide Which DWI Lawyer to Hire

Houston police officers, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, and other area peace officers very aggressively look for suspected DWI offenders. Almost every stop ends in an arrest, mostly due to political pressure from advocacy groups. Once these cases go to court, prosecutors are equally aggressive in seeking convictions. In fact, a few jurisdictions have “no dismissal”… Read more »

A Quick Guide To DWI And Pretrial Release

A Quick Guide To DWI And Pretrial Release

Until the mid-1990s, many officers did not bother to arrest suspected impaired drivers. Instead, they issued citations or simply sent them on their way with a “go forth and sin no more.” But today’s Texas law does not sanction either outcome, and arrests are now mandatory in these cases. States are largely on their own… Read more »