Police in Texas have reported that the National Football League star Ed Oliver Jr. was taken into custody on the night of May 16 and charged with driving while intoxicated and the unlawful possession of a weapon. The 22-year-old defensive tackle was released from the Montgomery County Jail the following morning after posting bail in the amount of $1,350. Before being selected by the Buffalo Bills with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Oliver was a standout athlete at the University of Houston where he was selected as an All-American three times.
Field sobriety tests can commonly form the basis of drunk driving charges, making it important for accused drivers to understand what field sobriety tests are and how they can challenge them when needed. Challenging a field sobriety test performed by a police officer can be an important part of a
DUI charges in Texas can be damaging for the accused individual and their reputation and can affect their personal and professional lives. As a result, it is essential for accused individuals to understand criminal defense protections related to charges of driving under the influence.
Recent reports indicated the state legislature is considering eliminating the Texas Drivers Responsibility Program. If you have never heard of this program, you’re not alone, but you should be aware of it.
Texas residents often think about driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances when the topic of facing a DUI comes up. However, as we at the Kyle Law Firm understand, you can face charges even for driving after taking a legal medication. Any substance that compromises your ability to drive a vehicle safely may result in authorities giving you a DUI, and these can include prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
As a Texas resident facing a possible conviction for driving under the influence, you may have concerns about how you might get to work, pay your fines and otherwise grapple with the potential repercussions associated with the act. While these matters are certainly worth considering, many people facing DUI or DWI charges forget that they may also face consequences for their actions that come from outside the justice system, such as those brought on by insurance providers.
If you have ever been pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving, you may have been asked to submit to a roadside breath test. These devices are used by law enforcement officers in Texas and across the United States as a way to measure a driver’s blood alcohol content level. The problem lies in the fact that the blood alcohol content level read off of a breath test device may differ considerably when compared to the BAC level taken from an actual blood test. In some cases, the BAC level obtained from a breath test device may cause you to be mistakenly charged with a DUI.
If you were stopped and arrested for drinking and driving in Texas, your reputation and your wallet may be at stake. DWIs come with several intangible consequences, including but not limited to difficulty finding gainful employment, tarnished character, interrupted family life and other costs. They also come with a number of tangible consequences, the greatest of which is actual cost.