NFL running back Bernard Pierce faces DWI court date June 2

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce, who has recently been picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars, is scheduled to make an appearance at the Towson District Court on June 2 for the preliminary trial of his pending driving while intoxicated case, court records from a Maryland court showed, according to the Baltimore Sun on May 6.

Pierce was taken into custody by police officers on March 18 just before 2 a.m. in Baltimore County on Dulaney Valley Road and was bailed out by the Ravens around 12 hours after his arrest.

After Pierce’s arrest, he officially became the eighth player and the ninth member of the NFL to be taken into custody within the past 13 months.

If you have been charged with an alcohol-related crime in the Dallas area, seek representation from the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter. To begin taking action to protect your future, call our offices at (214) 845-7007 today.

Texas man charged with several felonies for striking pedestrian

Twenty-four-year-old Texas resident Miguel Diaz appeared before court last Monday, April 6 for a preliminary trial hearing for allegedly striking a pedestrian while driving under the influence, according to thedickinsonpress.com.

According to police investigations, Diaz had been driving under the influence and registered a blood alcohol level of greater than .08% when he struck a man yet to be identified publicly by the police on Jan. 15, 2015. Court documents claim that Diaz intentionally drove his vehicle towards the victim, causing the individual to incur a bone fracture and hospitalization. He was charged with three felonies, including DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and aggravated assault.

Diaz is currently in jail and was assigned a $1,500 bond.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas, Texas have successfully defended clients against a wide variety of criminal charges such as driving under the influence, drug offenses, theft and robbery, sex crimes, and murder and homicide. Call our offices today at (214) 845-7007 for an initial consultation with a member of our legal team.

Soap opera actor charged with DUI after Ohio car accident

Twenty-six-year-old Days of Our Lives actor Freddie Matthew Smith is facing charges of felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence after he crashed in Ashtabula, Ohio, resulting in his girlfriend’s injury, according to the Associated Press on November 18.

The rollover crash caused the serious injury of Smith’s girlfriend, 27-year-old actress Alyssa Tabit. Smith himself suffered mild injuries.

Local law enforcement agents said Smith, who had returned to his Ohio hometown, had been legally drunk at the time of the incident with a blood alcohol concentration of .093, which is higher than the state’s legal limit of .08.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Texas, you may be facing long-lasting professional and personal consequences. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas believe your life should not be defined by one event, and often, there are ways to have this charge reduced or altogether eliminated. Call our offices at 214-845-7007 today to learn about your options for fighting back against this charge.

Michael Phelps arrested in Baltimore for speeding, driving drunk

Police authorities took 29-year-old American Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps into custody for driving under the influence, ESPN reported on October 1.

Phelps had been driving a white 2014 Land Rover when he was clocked speeding at 84 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. When the officer pulled him over outside of the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95, it was suspected that the swimmer was under the influence of alcohol. Phelps then failed sobriety tests and was charged with a DUI, speeding, and crossing double-lane lines.

Phelps apologized in a statement released the afternoon of the same day.

A driving under the influence of alcohol charge in Texas is a grave offense. Should you get charged with such a crime, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas by calling our offices at (214) 845-7007.

Cowboys former defensive lineman on trial for vehicular manslaughter

According to Dallas County First Assistant District Attorney Heath Harris in his opening statement on Monday, January 13, former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent “was so impaired he was driving double the speed limit, in excess of 100 miles per hour,” causing the death of a teammate, Jerry Brown, in a 2012 car crash. This statement came during the prosecution’s argument in Brent’s vehicular manslaughter case.

Harris also said that local authorities found out Brent had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was subjected to a field sobriety test.

Brent plead not guilty to the manslaughter charges.

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Lindsay Lohan’s mother faces DWI charges

Dina Lohan, 50, pleaded not guilty to her drinking while intoxicated (DWI) charges during her arraignment on Tuesday, September 24.

She was arrested on September 12 for allegedly speeding on Northern State Parkway. She was then found to have a .20 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) result from a breath test conducted. Lohan’s driver’s license was suspended, and she was released without bail.

Her attorney told reporters that, “I am confident that the district attorney’s office and the judicial system will temper justice with mercy.” He said that his client has only been a victim of a “challenging trilogy.”

When facing DWI charges in Dallas, an attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you fight to protect your rights and freedoms. Call (214) 845-7007 to talk with us today about your charges and how we can help you.

Texas prosecutors dismiss DUI charge against Walmart Heiress

Texas prosecutors have dismissed the 2011 DUI charge against Alice Walton, billionaire heiress to the Walmart empire, on Monday, September 9. According to information Parker County Prosecutor John Forest gave to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the dismissal of the case was based on the arresting Texas Highway Patrol officer’s suspension for misconduct and his inability to testify on a pre-arranged date for the trial.

Police records show that Walton was on her way home after having dinner with friends in honor of her 62nd birthday at a Fort Worth restaurant when she was pulled over by a Department of Public Safety trooper in violation of a speed limit imposed on a construction zone in Interstate 20 Parker County Texas.

During a field sobriety test, it was determined that she was intoxicated with alcohol; however, she refused a breathalyzer test, as recounted by Senior trooper Gary Rozzell to the  Weatherford Democrat.

Walton was released shortly on a $1,000 bail from the Parker County Jail.

When facing a DUI charge, you might have harsh penalties and fines levied against you. Let an attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter help you develop a strong defense in Dallas when facing these charges. Call (214) 845-7007 today.

Texas Court allows breath mints as evidence in DUI case

The Texas Court of Appeals ruled on April 18 that breath mints can be used as evidence that a driver is intoxicated. A panel of three judges made the decision in the case of Robert Richardson, a limousine driver who was stopped in Lewisville, Texas on August 25, 2010, while driving his passengers from the airport.

Richardson was stopped by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Fulford on suspicion of DUI when the limousine he was driving suddenly changed lanes without signaling and almost hit a motorcycle. Trooper Fulford noticed an overpowering scent of breath mints when he got back from his squad car to give Richardson a warning citation.

According to Fulford, Richardson confessed to taking breath mints and Fulford believes it was so he could cover the smell of alcohol on his breath. He was arrested for DUI and later convicted.

If you or someone you know has been charged with an alcohol-related crime in Texas, speak with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 about your defense options. We can work to help you possibly get a favorable decision in your case.

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