Tag Archives: DWI defense

  • 12-time DWI offender appeals 10-year sentence

    Carlos Faz, who has repeatedly been arrested for drunken driving charges, is appealing for probation and rehabilitation instead of jail time, according to KENS-TV on June 5.

    Faz was sentenced in April 2015 to 10 years of imprisonment after he was convicted in Bexar County for his 12th driving while intoxicated charge.

    In Texas, each DWI offense can result in a stricter penalty, with the offense graduating to a felony after three convictions–a charge that typically amounts to two to ten years of jail time.

    Faz was first arrested for a DWI in 1975. His criminal history showed that his DWI convictions have been far and in between, with no convictions between the late 80’s and the early 2000’s.

    Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas represent those who have been charged with a DWI in the Dallas area. To learn more about how we may work to protect your rights, interests and freedom throughout every aspect of your case, call our offices at (214) 845-7007 today.

  • Police looking for intoxicated and reckless drivers over spring break

    A Dallas County Sheriff’s public information officer Raul Reyna said the police force will be focusing its efforts on catching unsafe drivers using the roads and tollways this spring break and St. Patrick’s Day weekend in keeping with its bid to promote highway safety, the Shorthorn reported on March 4.

    Reyna noted that they will be deploying more police officers to specifically target drunk and reckless drivers.

    Under the Texas Penal Code, a person who drives a motor vehicle in a public place and appears to be intoxicated or has consumed alcohol – depending on the level he has ingested – is in violation of the law and has committed a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, University of Texas at Arlington Police Captain Mike McCord said.

    A Class A misdemeanor, which is what a person is guilty of when his blood alcohol content is 0.15 or more at the time when he was given a field sobriety test, is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000, a maximum jail sentence of one year, or both.

    Being charged with a DWI can affect your finances, your career, and even your personal relationships. If you have been charged with this offense in Dallas, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter may work on your behalf to challenge each and every aspect of the case against you. Call our offices at (214) 845-7007 today to learn more.

  • Dallas County assistant DA arrested on suspicion of DWI

    Twenty-eight-year-old Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Justin Avery Moore was arrested on January 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated, WFAA 8 reported.

    According to a police arrest report from the Dallas Police Department, Moore was found speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, and tailgating at 2:45 a.m. on Highway 67 near Loop 12.

    The police officers attested to Moore refusing to step out of his vehicle, which led them to take him into custody on suspicion of drunk driving.

    Moore has served in the Dallas County DA’s office since July of last year and graduated law from the Southern Methodist University, his LinkedIn profile showed. He is also the pioneer of The Moore Foundation, a non-profit which advocates awareness of mental illness. Moore is currently suspended without pay.

    Being charged with intoxicated driving is serious, as it has the power to affect your personal and professional career even before conviction. If you are facing charges in Dallas, enlist the legal expertise of our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007.

  • DPD officer on leave after DWI charge

    Police Officer Aaron Rodarte of the Dallas Police Department in Texas was charged with driving while intoxicated and evading on foot on November 30 after his arrest in Highland Park, WFAA8 reported.

    The Highland Park Department of Public Safety did not give specific details concerning the circumstances of Rodarte’s arrest.

    Rodarte, who is assigned to the South Central Patrol Division, is currently on administrative leave while the internal affairs division in Dallas is conducting an investigation into his case.

    Rodarte is another member of the Dallas police force to commit recent infractions against the law. On November 24, Officer Jesus Martinez was terminated from his position after being charged with official oppression for using excessive force against a person panhandling for money.

    The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas work for the reduction or elimination of the charges against our clients, and we may be able to work for you. Call our offices at (214) 845-7007 today for experienced legal counsel.