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July 2017 Archives

Alleged drunk driving incident caught on tape

These days, Texas residents often pull out their cell phones to capture an event on video. On a recent Friday evening at approximately 8 p.m., that is exactly what one driver did. He had just been involved in a near miss with a vehicle. He decided to follow the vehicle and videotaped what he and police are calling a drunk driving incident.

Texas criminal defense: What is deferred adjudication?

Jail is not the answer in every criminal case; the courts in Texas know this. Certain offenders would be served better by other program offerings. Deferred adjudication is one such program that, under the right circumstances, one's criminal defense attorney may be able to request.

Don't let a drunk driving charge affect your college career

Drunk driving charges are serious, no matter how old you are, but they can be particularly serious if you are under the age of 21. Texas minors charged with crimes related to alcohol and drunk driving face serious penalties, some of which may affect college careers and future opportunities.

Claiming auto-brewery syndrome as a drunk driving defense

There is a medical issue that some people have that causes their bodies to create alcohol on its own, which in turn raises their blood alcohol levels. Crazy but true. This condition is called auto-brewery syndrome. Those in Texas who have been charged with drunk driving even though they have not consumed any impairing substances may have their cases dismissed if they can document that they suffer from this ailment.

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