Tag: DWI Attorneys in Houston

Debunking The Myth Of The OLS

Field Sobriety Tests

The notion that a defendant’s performance on the one-leg-stand test is a reliable indicator of alcohol intoxication is almost entirely wrong. There are serious problems with this test, and they begin with the vague instructions. Suppose Betty invites Alice to accompany her on a trip to Dallas so Betty can visit her sick mom. Even… Read more »

Texas Felonies and Misdemeanors Explained

Many people know that felonies are for more serious crimes and misdemeanors are for less serious crimes, but it’s uncommon for people to know the details that are involved with the various crimes.  Read our infographic below to learn about Texas’ way of punishing these offenses: Texas Felonies and Misdemeanors

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 »

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 »