Being accused of a crime can often have personal and professional consequences as well as legal ones. Recently, a teacher and volleyball coach was arrested on DUI charges by a Texas State Trooper. The situation has resulted not only in a police investigation, but also an investigation from her employer, a local school.
When people drive home after going out and consuming alcohol, there can be serious criminal consequences. Recent DUI/DWI charges against minors in Texas has led to bars and restaurants in the state questioning their ID policies. While it is understood that young drivers could face DUI/DWI charges after driving under the influence, there are lesser known consequences for businesses and bartenders who serve them.
A high school chemistry instructor in Texas was recently taken into custody for drinking and driving. The arrest occurred during the early morning hours on a Friday. The male teacher facing a DWI charge is 31 years old.
In March, police in Houston -- not far from Sugarland, Texas -- arrested a total of 33 motorists on felony-level alcohol charges. Fortunately, those who are accused of DWI in the Lone Star State are not immediately guilty just because they have been arrested and charged with this type of crime. Instead, they are always presumed innocent until and unless their guilt can be proved in a court of law.
If you have been accused of drinking and driving, you understandably may be frightened about what it could mean for your future. Will you go to jail, and will a DUI conviction stay on your record? Here is a rundown of what you can expect if accused of drinking and driving in Texas.
A district clerk in Texas was recently taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. The woman also reportedly had an alcoholic beverage container open in her car. The woman was arrested on DWI charges on a Sunday.
Being arrested for drinking and driving can understandably be intimidating in Texas. After all, a wide range of penalties are possible for a DWI conviction in Texas. Fortunately, those accused of driving under the influence are always considered innocent until and unless prosecutors can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
A 21-year-old woman in Austin is facing serious charges after a man on a moped was killed in the early morning of Feb. 9. Texas police responded to the fatal accident and were given to believe the driver may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. In addition to DWI charges, she also faces charges of manslaughter and failure to render aid. No court date was reported.
A high school principal in Texas was recently taken into custody for driving under the influence. However, the recent arrest was not his first for DWI. He was also arrested for, and pleaded no contest to driving while intoxicated back in 2012.
In Texas and elsewhere, it is not unusual to see the same suspect arrested on two or more separate incidents of alleged drunk driving within days or even hours of each other. Despite suggestive appearances of guilt, however, the authorities must still prove the elements of DUI/DWI on each separate charge beyond a reasonable doubt. That is not always easy for the prosecution, especially when the accused is represented by an experienced and seasoned criminal defense attorney who is proficient in handling such cases.