Celebrations That Go Too Far and Public Intoxication

Looks like celebrations may have gotten out of hand for at least one member of the Dallas Mavericks. Deshawn Stevenson, shooting guard for the newly crowned NBA Champs, was arrested Tuesday night – two days after the Mavericks upset the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA finals. The ESPN story is available here […]

Texas Considering Creation of DWI “Lite”

Texas Considering Creation of DWI “Lite” Drinking and driving is never a good idea.  Soon it may be an even worse idea in Texas.  Austin police chief Art Acevedo has given his support for the creation of a DWI “lite” classification for drivers that have a BAC of .05 to .07.  For some drivers, this […]

Texas DWI Offenders Gets Life Sentences in Williamson County

After multiple offenses a DWI charge can change from a blemish on your record into a life altering felony DWI conviction.  On June 16th, a Texas man was sentenced with 99 years in prison.  Arthur Ortega, a 48 year old from Austin Texas, was pulled over by an area police officer and was found to […]

DWI News From Austin

For this legislation term, there were a total of six DWI laws reviewed. They included bills for ignition interlock devices for 1st time offenders, sobriety checkpoints, deferred adjudication, license revocation for 2nd time offenders, and alcohol detection devices for those on probation.  These were all in an attempt to persuade Texas drivers to stop driving […]

Texas Safe Harbor Protection

Texas has government agencies in place to protect all of its constituents.  At a time when people aren’t spending a lot of money, bars and restaurants need safety nets.  However, what happens when an established business allows a customer to harm others or themselves?  This leads to possible legal action or loss of business. The […]

Texas Field Sobriety Test

If you are pulled over for a possible DWI in Texas, you will have to take a field sobriety test. A variety of tests is available that you will be asked to complete.  You should be aware of them and their varying degrees of accuracy. The first is the one-leg stand test.  This is a […]