DUI

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...

4 factors that affect your BAC level

If the court convicts you for drinking and driving, you could face severe penalties, like jail time and the requirement to pay a fine. The Texas Department of Transportation states that you can face charges for DWI if your blood alcohol content level is at or above...

The difference between DUI and DWI in Texas

Impairment with intoxicating substances, such as alcohol or drugs, can result in severe motor vehicle accidents when someone attempts to drive while in an inebriated state. For this reason, all state governments take drunk or drugged driving very seriously, and Texas...