DUI

What is the open container law in Texas?

Texas does not take these drunk driving lightly, and there are severe penalties if charged. However, you may not know that you don’t even have to be drunk to get a DUI/DWI charge. In a bid to further improve road safety, Texas has an open container law, which means...

Protect yourself from DWI charges

Having access to a car is very convenient. Many of us utilize a vehicle every day to go to and from work, as well as complete other routine tasks. This reliance on motor vehicles can be a hard habit to shake. It might seem convenient to drive the car home after a...

Houston ranks among the top cities for DUIs in America

San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas are among some of the busiest cities in Texas. Each of them regularly hosts events, such as concerts and sporting events where there's significant drinking.  Drinking and driving is problematic. It can lead to serious collisions...

Don’t try to fool a breathalyzer

In recent decades, lawmakers and police officers have stepped up their efforts to reduce driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in Texas and other states. However, many people still fail field sobriety tests and breath tests. One reason so many failed...

A DWI may result in a felony charge in Texas

The Texas Penal Code classifies driving while intoxicated as a felony offense under certain circumstances. If a motorist has prior DWI convictions, causes serious bodily injury or brings about another individual's death, a prosecutor may file a felony charge. As noted...

Can a DUI impact your college career?

As a college student, you have a lot riding on the line if you get a DUI conviction. Even if it is a first time offense, the repercussions may surprise you. Not only could your DUI impact your short term ability to attend college. It could also affect your life after...

Challenging breath test results

For many people in Texas, the de-facto visualization of a drunk driving charge is a person standing on the side of a road blowing into a hand-held breath testing device. Yet the fact that law enforcement officials measure one's breath to determine the alcohol content...

How accurate are breath test results?

Should someone in Texas ask you what comes to mind when thinking of a drunk driving offense, your mind likely immediately conjures up the image of one standing on the side of the road blowing into a hand-held breath testing device. This thought, however, prompts a...