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Many DWI cases in Austin not prosecuted – state records

A large amount of the thousands of DWI cases in Austin, Texas are not prosecuted, state records showed, according to a KXAN report on July 24.

Detective Michael Jennings with the Austin Police Department’s DWI Unit said over 1,300 fatalities happened because of drunk driving on Texas roads in 2013. Jennings claimed that the APD’s DWI unit is among the agencies that are the most vigilant when it comes to solving and prosecuting DWI cases.

Even so, Jennings said he and his department are still frustrated because they see reoccurring arrests that do not result in conviction.

A driving while intoxicated conviction can affect your reputation, your career, and in some cases, even your freedom. This is why it is critical to enlist the help of a defense attorney who can advocate on behalf of your rights and interests throughout every aspect of the legal process. Contact the Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis Attorney at Law by calling his office at (512) 472-1950 today to learn more.

Judge Gisele Triana of Austin arrested for intoxicated driving

Judge Gisele Triana, the Travis County state district judge in Austin, was taken into police custody on March 21 for charges of driving while intoxicated, KRGV reported on March 23.

Police authorities stopped Triana’s vehicle as she was driving in Austin over the weekend due to allegations of speeding. According to her arrest warrant, Triana failed a field sobriety test after being pulled over, and troopers confiscated an empty alcoholic beverage from a compartment in her vehicle. Triana also succumbed to a blood test while in custody.

Triana was formerly an Austin municipal judge and assistant prosecutor and had been litigating civil cases as state judge since 2005.

The attorneys with Ian Inglis Attorney at Law in Austin know that your career and reputation are at risk when you have been charged with a DWI, but we have the experience to fight for the best possible result from your case. Call our offices at (512) 472-1950 today to learn how we may work to protect your rights and interests.

Jack Stick’s DWI trial rescheduled for April

The driving while intoxicated trial of former Texas health commission lawyer Jack Stick has been rescheduled for April of this year, once again delaying the judgment of a man who was recently linked to a state contracting scandal, the Houston Chronicle reported on February 20.

Prosecutor David Escamilla said Stick’s trial should have occurred on Thursday, February 19 but has been re-scheduled for Thursday, April 30.

Stick’s case was the result of a September 2012 arrest wherein Austin police said they stopped Stick for driving erratically while on the road, and Stick refused to submit to field sobriety tests.

Texas Governor Rick Perry received criticism for not asking Stick, a fellow Republican, to step down, although he attempted to force the termination of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat, who plead guilty to drunk driving.

A DWI conviction can threaten your career, your finances, and even your freedom. Seek the best possible results from your case by acquiring the legal assistance of Ian Inglis Attorney at Law, who practices criminal defense in Austin, by calling his offices at (512) 472-1950 today.

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals mandates warrant to test blood

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled November 26 that taking without permission or warrant the blood of a person suspected of intoxication is unconstitutional and violates that person’s right to the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unwarranted searches and seizures, the Austin-American Statesman reported.

The decision came after the state appealed an earlier decision by a Texas trial court that ordered the suppression of a blood sample obtained from David Villareal when he was charged with a DWI and taken into police custody in Nueces County in 2013. Villareal was stopped for a traffic violation, but the police officer who asked him to pull over suspected he was intoxicated, performed sobriety tests on him, and drew his blood without Villareal’s consent.

A criminal conviction can pose long-lasting affects on your personal and professional life. If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Austin, seek the legal services of criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis Attorney at Law by calling his offices today at (512) 472-1950.

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