Tag: Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

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 »

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter Safety Driving Tips

With winter weather comes more challenges on the road. Snow, slush and icy roads make it harder for drivers to see, slow down and stop. All are factors that can increase the chances of a bad accident. If you need to drive in winter weather, prepare your car in advance, know the forecast and drive… Read more »

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 »

Avoiding The Consequences Of A Third DWI

Felony DWI prosecutions are somewhat rare in states that have 10-year lookback periods. But there is no such restriction in Texas, so as long as the prior conviction was after 1984, it can be used against defendants. In Houston, a third DWI is a third degree felony. That means a maximum ten years in prison… Read more »