Travis County high in number of drunken driving dismissals

Travis County has the highest dismissal rate of drunken driving charges than any other major Texas County.

Many of these cases were dismissed because police charged weak files or prosecutors were willing to let the suspects plead guilty for other crimes. In 2009 and the first eight months of 2010, nearly 30 percent of misdemeanor drunk driving charges were dismissed.

The dismissals are being noticed more and more because of an increase in drunken driving. Prosecutors have said that many of the cases that were dismissed, the person did not appear intoxicated in the video and did not did not have a blood alcohol content higher thanĀ  the legal limit according to a breathalyzer test. In cases like these, it it just the officer’s word against the person’s.

If you or a loved one has been charged with drunken driving, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007.

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