If it walks like a duck

If it walks like a duck

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck during field sobriety testing, it may very well be speech and gait impediments. However, the empty Grey Goose bottle in the passenger seat is not good for the gander. Drinks after work is common. Having them while driving...
Are Police Required To Read You Your Miranda Rights In Texas?

Are Police Required To Read You Your Miranda Rights In Texas?

Back in 1966, the landmark Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona ended with the court ruling that police issue a formal warning to potential suspects prior to an interrogation beginning. Additionally, the state of Texas codified this same rule in Articles 38.21 and...
Don’t swallow raw cannabis

Don’t swallow raw cannabis

Eating raw cannabis is disgusting. Eating it during a traffic stop turns misdemeanor drug possession into felony tampering with evidence. Also, jail walls do not taste like snozzberries and they do not serve liters of cola. While there are many super troopers out on...
Don’t post your crime spree on social media

Don’t post your crime spree on social media

Facebook and other publicly posted social media sites are not ideal for discussing potential criminal ventures, especially if time and place are outlined with the available check-in option at your local gas station. From DWIs to thefts, it may shock you to know just...
How to not incriminate yourself

How to not incriminate yourself

Everyone arrested in the United States, citizen or not, has a constitutional right to not have to testify against themselves by invoking or “pleading” the Fifth Amendment, which states that “no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against...
Crime never pays

Crime never pays

You may be surprised to learn that if you take cash out of the person’s wallet you just stole, but accidentally throw away your own wallet near the scene, police and witnesses might be able to identify you more easily. New and innovative investigatory techniques used...
Kombucha

Kombucha

Let’s be real, Kombucha, mouthwash, cologne and pizza yeast will not explain away your .18 blood alcohol content. Generally, each beer you drink is a .02, so after 4 beers you may be somewhere around a .08, depending on the type of drink, how quickly you drink, what...
Conservative Think Tank Suing Over Austin’s Paid Sick Leave

Conservative Think Tank Suing Over Austin’s Paid Sick Leave

The city of Austin is being sued by a local conservative think tank in regards to the city’s paid sick leave ordinance, which will go into effect on October 1 and requires private businesses to provide between six and eight paid sick leave days to...