DWI/DUI arrests often start out as a minor traffic violation in the evening or early morning hours—you forgot to put on your seat belt, or you failed to signal before you changed lanes. These small violations give the officer who stopped you the opportunity to stop you and talk to you. If the … [Read More...]
In every DWI or DUI stop, before asking the person to get out of the car, the officer will question the person stopped about where they have been, how much they have had to drink, and maybe about prescription drug usage. In general, in Texas, these … [Read More...]
Here's a little basic Search and Seizure law: the police may approach you in a public place and ask you questions--this is called a "consensual encounter." They don't need any specific belief that you are breaking, or about to, break the law. You … [Read More...]
In the case of Victor Stovall v. State, Mr. Stovall was found by the police in his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex, stuck in the ice, revving his engine and spinning his wheels. The officer pulled up next to the car and the driver quit … [Read More...]
Wade Russell is a Board Certified Criminal Defense attorney. Starting out as a Travis County prosecutor and as an Assistant District Attorney, he has defended citizens charged with crimes of every type: from Federal embezzlement and pornography charges, murder charges, robbery, sexual assault, to DWI and misdemeanor cases of every kind. He handles every case individually, himself, and seeks the best result for his clients, by active negotiations with the prosecutors, or by jury trials when that is what is called for. Every case is unique and deserves a unique defense. State and Federal practice. Liscensed in the State of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas. Board Certified - Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.