Will a Court Dismiss a DWI Case if the Arresting Officer Admits They Lacked Probable Cause?

September 16th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Drunk Driving, DWI, Understanding Texas Law

Normally, a police officer must have “probable cause” to arrest someone on suspicion of DWI or drunk driving. If the officer does not have probable cause, then the arrest is illegal. But can a judge determine probable cause existed even if the arresting officer later admits in court that he did not? This may seem […]

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Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter

January 13th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Underage Drinking

You may think drunk driving is not that big of a deal. But if you injure—or kill—someone while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are likely to face felony criminal charges. Under Texas law, both “intoxication assault” and “intoxication manslaughter” are criminal offenses separate and apart from DUI/DWI. Intoxication Assault If […]

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Texas woman charged with DWI

November 22nd, 2012 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

A woman who struck two young Halloween trick-or-treaters crossing a road in their Houston neighborhood has been charged with DWI. After the police arrived at the scene, they conducted a field sobriety test before bringing the woman downtown for further questioning. The children were taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, with reported injuries of a broken […]

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