DWI/DUI

What Is The Implied Consent Law?

August 27, 2020

When you applied for your driver’s license, did you know that you automatically consented to breathalyzer tests? If you’re like most people, then you maybe didn’t realize that! After all, we weren’t given instructions about implied consent and what it means for drivers. So, what is the implied consent law in Texas? What happens if […]

Which is Worse in Texas: DWI or DUI?

August 12, 2020

Did you know that about one in three car accident deaths involve a driver that was drinking alcohol? Despite countless public campaigns about drinking and driving, it remains a serious issue all around the nation. Texas is no different. Our state struggles to prevent hundreds of deaths each year by criminalizing drinking while driving. If […]

Harris County Pretrial Intervention Program

July 10, 2019

People who commit misdemeanors or who have no prior criminal record may not deserve the same kind of punishment as felons and career criminals. Rather than sentencing them to long stints in jail and steep fines, judges in Harris County, Texas may allow them to complete a deferred adjudication program.  One of the most common […]

Tips for Avoiding a DUI During the Holidays

November 15, 2017

The holiday season is here. More of us will dine out, go to parties, and enjoy alcoholic beverages. This adds up to higher odds of getting arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that alcohol-related traffic fatalities increased during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday season.

Texas Alcohol Laws: What You Need to Know About Boating While Intoxicated

September 6, 2017

Most Texans understand the dangers and potential punishments associated with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (DWI), but many don’t know it’s illegal to drink alcohol or use drugs when boating. In Texas, operating a boat or water vessel when under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances can mean facing harsh criminal penalties. […]

What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving in Texas

August 16, 2017

Reckless driving is a serious crime in the state of Texas. An individual commits the offense of reckless driving by operating a motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of another person or property. Reckless driving refers to an individual’s indifference to others’ safety. Under Tex. Transp. Code Ann. § 5405.401 (2016), […]

Make Sure You Understand DWI Laws at Your Labor Day Party

August 29, 2014

Having a good time with friends and family is something to look forward to, but getting arrested for a DWI on the way home is a definite downer. Driving while intoxicated is a big deal in Texas. Taking the risk of being pulled over by the police is a good way to damage your career […]

Enjoy Your 4th of July by Avoiding DWI Charges

June 24, 2014

4th of July celebrations are a popular and long-standing tradition. Along with barbecue and fireworks, many people like to celebrate the 4th of July with a few alcoholic drinks. While there’s nothing wrong with responsibly sipping a few beers on the 4th of July, getting behind the wheel after having any amount of alcohol can […]

DWI, DUI, OWI, OUI & DWAI: Know the Difference for This Cinco de Mayo

April 22, 2014

Many people may wonder if there is a difference between a DWI and a DUI. The issue gets even more confusing when people hear about drivers being charged with OUI or OWI. The reality is that different jurisdictions use different terms to refer a similar action. All of these terms refer to the action of […]