Tag: Search Warrants

What Does the Supreme Court’s Ruling Mean for DWI in Texas?

What Does the Supreme Court’s Ruling Mean for DWI in Texas?

Last month, after reviewing a series of drunk driving-related cases, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a 5-3 decision that could change local DUI and DWI laws throughout the country. The court ruled that while police officers must obtain a search warrant to collect a blood draw from a suspected intoxicated driver, they can… Read more »

Texas Courts Finally Following the Constitution

Texas Courts Finally Following the Constitution

Some judges and prosecutors in Texas have been slow to respect the laws of the United States of America in DWI cases. On April 17, 2013 the United States Supreme Court held that the US Constitution forbids police from taking blood from people against their will and without first getting a warrant. Many Texas courts… Read more »

Can the Police Use Cell Phone Data as Evidence in DWI Cases?

Can the Police Use Cell Phone Data as Evidence in DWI Cases?

Your cell phone records may become part of your trial for DWI in Texas. In December 2015, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held that the State can obtain historical data from a person’s cell service provider without a warrant. In Ford v State, the Court reasoned that a person does not have any expectation… Read more »