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DWI Dismissals & Obstruction of the Highway

What is obstructing a highway? DWI Dismissals & Obstruction of the Highway If you have been arrested for DWI in Texas, you are probably asking yourself the following questions: 1. Can I get my DWI dismissed? If so, how? How likely is it that my DWI case can be dismissed?2. I have heard of people getting their DWI cases reduced to “obstruction of a highway.” What is “obstruction of a highway?” How likely is it that I might get an “obstruction of a highway?”3. Will a DWI conviction be permanently on my record? At the Coffey Firm, we believe in straight talk. Mimi does...

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Lying Expert Witnesses

Whether it is DWI expert witnesses, DNA experts, or analytical chemists, the concerns for truth in science are the same…. The American Criminal Justice System: “Houston, We have a Problem.” Mark Fuhrman, convicted of a felony perjury after the O.J. Simpson trial, is now a national Fox legal analyst, an “expert witness” on police matters. Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled “Dr.” James Ferguson, a state toxicologist, convicted of perjury, could NOT be sued or found liable for lying in a murder case where his expert witness testimony was relied upon by the judge for the...

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Double Standard

We the citizens must know the law. It is no excuse for us to not know the law in court. For example, we can't argue to a judge that we thought the speed limit was 65 when in fact it was 50 in fighting the ticket. Yet the Houston Court of Appeals ruled that a cop can be mistaken on the law and it does not matter, the resulting investigation is legal. In other words: the stop is good. The Houston Court of Appeals in Babel v. State, No. 14-17-00762-CR, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 3144 (Tex.App.-Houston [14th Dist.] April 18,...

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