How Accurate Are Chemical Tests Used in DWI Cases?

The results of breath, blood, or urine tests are often presented in DWI cases as proof that the defendant was intoxicated while behind the wheel. But, these tests are not always accurate. Here’s what you need to know about the accuracy of chemical tests used in DWI cases: Urine Tests Most DWI experts would agree […]
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Can the Police Search Your Vehicle During A DWI Stop?

Law enforcement officers are allowed to ask to see a driver’s license and registration during a traffic stop. They are also permitted to conduct sobriety tests if they believe the driver is intoxicated. But, can the police search your vehicle during a DWI stop? Here’s what you need to know to protect your rights: The […]
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When Should You Plead the Fifth?

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from being forced to incriminate themselves in criminal cases. A person who chooses to exercise this right to protection from self-incrimination is said to “plead the fifth.” When should a person plead the fifth? Here’s when you need to exercise this right: When You’re On Trial […]
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