DUI arrest altercation results in broken police car window

Forty-nine-year-old Lisa Marie Jones was charged with driving under the influence in Dallas and received additional charges when her arrest turned into a struggle, the Rome News-Tribune reported on March 20.

Police pulled Jones over initially for speeding–she was driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone. Once they did so, they administered a field sobriety test, which she failed. When they tried to arrest her, Jones put up a struggle and ended up kicking out the window of one of the police vehicles. As a result, Jones was not only charged with a DWI, but also obstruction of law enforcement and a felony charge of destruction of government property.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in the Dallas area, it is critical to seek legal counsel as early on in the case as possible. Contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007, and learn how we may work to protect your rights through a defense that challenges every aspect of the case against you.

Dallas assistant DA suspended after DWI arrest

Members of the Dallas Police Department took 28-year-old DeSoto, Texas resident and Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Justin Moore into custody and charged him with driving while intoxicated on January 4, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

The police said they saw Moore swerving through traffic, tailgating, and almost colliding with another vehicle as he was driving along Highway 67 near Loop 12. According to Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk, the District Attorney’s Office has decided to suspend Moore without pay “until we can review the facts surrounding his arrest and make any further decisions.”

Moore has been serving in the county office since July of last year and graduated with a law degree from the Southern Methodist University.

A criminal conviction can bring deeply negative changes in one’s life in just a moment. Because of this, should you get charged with a criminal offense in Dallas, do not hesitate to ask for the legal representation of our criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter. Call us at (214) 845-7007 for an initial consultation today.

9th DWI charge leads to conviction of Montgomery man

A 53-year-old man from Montgomery County, Texas was sentenced to 30 years in jail after entering a guilty plea for his ninth DWI offense during a jury trial at Conroe’s 221st State District Court on Monday, August 19.

Court records show that Kevin Michael Koch was arrested for the ninth time for DWI on Walden Road near Lake Conroe on September 30, 2011. Assistant District Attorney Vince Santini said Koch’s notorious string of DWI violations, which began in 1980 led to Koch’s most serious conviction to date and prevented his request for probation to be granted.

Santini said that it took the prosecution a lot of time to gather all the DWI records of Koch, which was credited to the hard work of Montgomery County police investigator Heather Cash.

Koch is still being held at the Montgomery County jail, from which he will be transferred to a prison to serve at least 7 years before becoming eligible for probation.

Serving a long prison term for multiple DWI charges is something anyone charged with such a crime in Texas wants to avoid. At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our lawyers can help you build a strong defense if you have been charged with a DWI offense. Call (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas news anchor resigns from local NBC affiliate after pleading no contest in DWI case

Long-time Dallas news anchor Jane McGarry pleaded no contest to a driving while intoxicated charge resulting from a May arrest.

According to news reports, the 56-year-old woman was stopped by police on May 6th after failing to use a turn signal while changing lanes on the Dallas North Tollway.

Police stated that McGarry failed the field sobriety test administered to her, and she was found to have a blood alcohol content of .11. She has no priorDWI charges or arrests.

If you have been charged with drunk driving or another serious charge, you need experienced legal representation to help you through this challenging time. Contact the DWI defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

APD arrests 91 for drunk driving over Memorial Day weekend

The Austin Police Department announced that they arrested 91 people for drunk driving over the no-refusal Memorial Day holiday weekend.

This number was an increase from last year when 52 people were arrested. The breakdown of arrests included 48 who gave breath samples, 44 who gave blood samples, and 36 who refused both.

One person was arrested for boating while intoxicated and the highest blood alcohol level that was recorded was at a .34. Officials with the police department made this statement after the arrests were made, “The department is dedicated to making the roadways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.”

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