An attorney should not advise the public to just go ahead and consent to give a breath test if stopped for DWI. Bad advice. I even had an HPD officer on my jury in a trial who said he would Never blow. He ended up as our foreman and found my client not guilty. The best plan is to not drive after drinking too much. While the choice to blow or not to blow is yours, generally, it makes sense to invoke your right to refuse when in doubt. With the risk of having your blood drawn if you refuse, this area definitely has evolved over the past few years. It is a difficult situation to be in and what you should do is less clear than it used to be. “Do Not Blow” may not be the first answer these days but one thing is for sure, “JUST BLOW” is definitely Not the advice you want to follow.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office notified defense lawyers on Wednesday that a crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases.
In a newly obtained video, a Houston Police officer is seen balling his fist, punching a woman in the face and slamming her to the floor of a drunk-tank cell after she swung her elbow at the officer while questioning the no-refusal blood test.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has dismissed 90 pending misdemeanor and felony drug cases after a deputy improperly destroyed evidence at the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office is forced to throw out more than 140 cases so far after it was discovered over 21,000 pieces of evidence was destroyed by the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's office is re-evaluating a decade's worth of DWI cases. This comes after the credentials of an expert witness, a toxicology analyst, were called into question.
There are over 1,000 cases under review because of the misuse of evidence. While 142 have been dismissed thus far, there has been a high number of cases in which evidence has been destroyed - most of the cases involving drug crimes.
After and expert's qualifications have been questioned, there are nearly 10 years of DWI cases being under review in Harris County.
After being questioned about her credentials in DWI cases, a woman responds publicly.
Expert witness has been accused of lying on the stand and moved down to a lower level position.