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Criminal Courts and COVID-19 Procedures

Criminal Courts and COVID-19 Procedures

COVID-19 Procedures have affected almost every aspect of our daily lives.  Our criminal court system certainly has changed.  The courts in Dallas, Fort-Worth, Collin, and Denton County are no exception. Before COVID-19 procedures changes how we interacted,...
Pulled Over By The Police

Pulled Over By The Police

How should you act when you are pulled over by the police?  Most of us have been pulled over by the police at one time or another.  My belief is that you generally will be treated according to how you act. The first thing is to keep everyone safe.  In...
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) refers to the percent of alcohol (ethyl alcohol or ethanol) in a person’s blood stream. A BAC of .10% means that an individual’s blood supply contains one-part alcohol for every 1000 parts blood. Blood Alcohol...
Texas No Refusal Law

Texas No Refusal Law

Is there a Texas no refusal law?  In other words, are you required to submit a chemical sample to a police officer to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC)?  If they ask you for a sample, they believe that you are a drunk driver. In Texas the legal term...
Social Host Laws In Texas

Social Host Laws In Texas

Social host laws deal with the idea that the host of a social event may be responsible to the people attending that event.  If you, as a social host allowed one of your guests to drink too much. If they cause an accident on their way home, you as the host could...
Field Sobriety Test

Field Sobriety Test

A field sobriety test is performed by a police officer. They do this when they believe the suspect is intoxicated.  Most of us are generally good people.  We feel that police only arrest criminals.  Had a few drinks? Are you driving? Speeding? Are your...