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DWI Blood Test Recall in Houston Affecting 1,700 Cases

Published: Aug 23, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

Thousands of drunk and drugged driving cases may get dismissed over a DWI blood test recall affecting a lab that analyzes samples for the Houston Police Department (HPD) and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. According to the lab, the nationwide recall concerns 240,000 blood vials, out of which 3,400 are being used in the prosecution of 1,700 Houston DWI (driving while intoxicated) cases. This means that 1,700 drunk or drugged driving defendants may now be in a much better position to win their cases. A Houston DWI attorney may…

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Common Mistakes Police Make in Houston DWI Cases

Published: Jun 17, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

When the police make a mistake in investigating or arresting you for DWI (driving while intoxicated), your lawyer may be able to get your case dismissed before you go to trial. If your case does end up going to trial, these mistakes may give you the ability to defeat the charges or obtain a favorable plea deal. If the police pulled you over without reason, arrested you without probable cause, or failed to read your Miranda rights, you should speak with a lawyer immediately about your defense. At The Law…


Houston’s Spring Break DWI Initiative

Published: Apr 30, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

This year, many Texas college students were in for a rude awakening when they collected a spring break DWI (driving while intoxicated). For most, it will be their first encounter with the Texas criminal justice system. If you got arrested for DWI during spring break, you should take the situation seriously and invest the help of a skilled Houston drunk driving attorney. In addition to the obvious risk of fines and possible jail time, a drunk driving conviction may also result in disciplinary action from your school. Don’t let an…


Getting a Houston DWI Thrown Out

Published: Apr 23, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

When people talk about getting a drunk driving case thrown out, they are likely discussing the case being dismissed. Like an acquittal that is issued after a verdict of not guilty at trial, a case dismissal means that you are cleared of any wrongdoing. But the benefit of a case dismissal is that you can avoid the cost and inconvenience of a trial. From this perspective, obtaining a case dismissal is an optimal outcome for your Houston DWI case. There are several paths to a case dismissal. But they all…


Can Bartenders Be Charged in Houston DWI Cases

Published: Feb 20, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

You may have read about the tragic accident that occurred in December when a drunk driver killed a 23-year-old woman. The driver, 19-year-old Erick Hernandez, had been drinking at a bar for approximately six hours, and the crash occurred within five minutes after he left. Hernandez has been charged with second-degree felony intoxicated manslaughter, and is facing up to 20 years in prison. In a somewhat surprising development, five of the bar’s employees are also facing criminal charges as a result of the accident. Criminal charges related to drunk driving…