Blog Posts Tagged "DWI"
Houston drivers who have a DWI with children in the car are getting probation instead of jail timeDriving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous for everyone on the road. Driving intoxicated with children is especially heinous, since parents and adults are responsible for the safety of minors. So, it can be a shock to some to learn offenders with a DWI with children charge aren’t serving jailtime. Yet, that’s exactly what a news station in Houston discovered after an investigation. News… Read more
When can a person be charged with DWI in Texas?People can be charged with a DWI if an officer thinks that the person has lost the normal use of their mental faculties or physical faculties. If the officer thinks that alcohol has caused the person any type of lapse in their judgment, or any type of loss in their motor skills. When people ask me if they should do a blood test or a breath test, for the most part, I would say that taking a breath… Read more
What should I do if the police pull me over and search my car?If you know that a police officer is trying to pull you over, you should immediately find the safest place you can to pull over. Make sure it is well lit and it is in a safe area. But you should definitely pull over and definitely comply with the officer's instructions. You don't necessarily have to let the officer search your vehicle. You can exercise your right and not give consent to let them search.… Read more
Houston DWI Attorney Explains Your Rights During a DWI StopAccording to a Texas news outlet, a Bexar County teenager was arrested and charged with DWI and felony evading arrest following a 2014 traffic stop. According to reports, the teen was pulled over, asked to exit her vehicle, and was immediately handcuffed. While handcuff the teen was subjected to several field sobriety tests. Additionally, she was denied a breathalyzer test, a test which screens for… Read more
Matt Horak is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2014
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