Tag: DWI/DUI

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Courts and juries place credence on forensic evidence in cases. However, this is not always reliable and can be subject to human errors. Recently, misleading testimony from a Texas crime lab analyst led to changes in how this evidence is treated in court. The Dallas Morning News reported how unreliable testimony from a state crime…

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Texas has a no nonsense reputation for drunk driving and long prison terms are not uncommon in the Lone Star state for DWI drivers. However, the sentence that was handed down to Ronnie Paul Hobgood was stiff even by the state‚Äôs standards. Hobgood was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in February. In August he…

Controversial laws in states such as Texas that make it a crime for a drunk driving suspect to refuse a breath test have been backed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest court in the land has provided greater clarity on what constitutes an unreasonable search and seizure of a suspected drunk driver in a…

If you are convicted of a DWI in Texas you will face a massive financial headache. Recently TxDOT said on a billboard you will likely end up paying as much as $17,000 for the offense. Some of the costs you will face are controversial, in particular the program that requires drivers who have been convicted…

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Christmas and New Year sees a stepping up in police enforcement aimed at preventing intoxicated drivers. Additional patrols combined with large number of holiday parties typically means a spike in the number of drivers who are arrested for DUIs. There is also often an increase in deaths and injuries caused by drivers who are under…