Tag: Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

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 »