In Texas DWI cases, there’s almost always a video tape of your client. It will include some driving, and many times the entire substantive interaction between the arresting officer and the defendant. 

And that’s going to end up being a better record of how someone did on the Field Sobriety Tests than the officer’s recollection.


Police in New York State have admitted to arresting and charging drivers with any alcohol on their breath, although the law only criminalizes impaired driving. Well, that’s my DWI defense lawyer take on the story, but you tell me:         

"If you’re going to drink, do it at home, designate a driver or hire a taxi.

“Does the Austin DWI Task Force have arrest quotas?”

I get asked this semi-frequently by folks recently arrested for DWI. I can tell you that the officers will testify, under oath, that there is not.

And, depending on the definition of the word “quota”, that may or may not be true.

It’s almost definitely true that

From today’s Austin American Statesman:

Senate Bill 59, written by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, gives police the authority to set up temporary sobriety checkpoints. The roadside barricades haven’t been legal in Texas since 1994. A state court of appeals ruled them unconstitutional because the Legislature had not developed guidelines to ensure they were being

My boyfriend was recently charged with DWI with a Child Passenger in Midland, TX. When he was pulled over, he performed several field sobriety tests and submitted to a breath test.

The arresting officer didn’t state whether he passed or failed and stated he "refused to blow" in his final report. And, an additional breath

Hello Mr. Spencer,

I had a question about an "open container" charge. My wife and I came to visit Dallas, Tx from Oklahoma. We wanted something fun to do so we went to a club. 

When we arrived, we saw two cops on bicycles. They flashed the light on us and did the regular cop thing. All