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Texas DWI Deportation Warning

No more "three strikes" law for deportation Almost everyone knows one of the basic rules of baseball is "Three strikes, you're out"! For the longest time, DWI deportation (and some other areas of the law) operated on the same premise. A person is not subject to deportation until their third "strike" (meaning their first felony DWI). Unknown to most of us, this has started changing in the shadows. Immigration has now started to deport people for a second DWI conviction instead of waiting for a third. There does not seem to be any clear rhyme or reason to this change. But,...

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Defending Asleep-at-the-Wheel Cases

Defending Asleep-at-the-Wheel Cases By Mimi Coffey Ethanol is a central nervous system depressant. As one ingests more, the body is subject to more central nervous system depressant effects up to and including death. One of the well-known side effects of the ingestion of alcohol is sleepiness. However, an issue in a DWI case is the ability to scientifically distinguish between sleep deprivation and intoxication. Sleep deprivation brings about changes in physical and cognitive behaviors which are very similar to alcohol impairment including disorientation, slurred speech, and the inability to control the body and perform simple tasks.[1] Although they are frequently used interchangeably,...

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Practical Advice for Going Through the DWI Process

If you are reading this, it is probable that you or a loved one is going through the horrible experience of the DWI Process. Please know that we all make mistakes. We are human. DWI is a unique offense in that no one goes out with the intention of driving intoxicated. Please know you have our greatest sympathies. What you are experiencing is actually very common. Many people, approximately 1.4 million, have gone through exactly what you are experiencing. We have had at least four lawyers at The Coffey Firm who have had an arrest for a DWI or a...

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Shocking Legal Truths on DWI

The way our government is created is simple. The legislature passes the laws and the judicial branch enforces it. That is the way it is designed. This is not the way it works. The Constitution is the framework that guarantees all rights and sets the parameters for all the state legislatures to follow when passing laws. Simple? It should be. Who on earth would dare defy the Constitution? Judges do it every day. Not just in Texas, but everywhere. Examples: In the State of New Jersey, you can’t have a jury trial for a DWI. Yes, the United States Constitution entitles...

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Defending the Asleep at the Wheel DWI cases

[caption id="attachment_3978" align="alignleft" width="227"] Mimi Coffey presents on Defending the Asleep at the Wheel DWI cases at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & the National College of DUI Defense Las Vegas DUI seminar (2019)[/caption] Mimi Coffey:  Mimi is board certified in DWI defense by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). She is a Regent with the National College of DUI Defense. She is the chairman of the NCDD Forensics Committee. Mimi is a frequent speaker at both national and state-wide seminars, including the above Defending Asleep-at-the-Wheel cases seminar. She is an experienced DWI attorney with a proven trial...

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Mimi Coffey At The Blood, Breath & Tears XXVI in Florida (2019)

Mimi Coffey is board certified in DWI defense by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). Mimi is a Regent with the National College of DUI Defense. She is the chairman of the NCDD Forensics Committee. Mimi is a frequent speaker at both national and state-wide seminars. She is an experienced attorney with a proven trial record (over 300 cases, with 80% of them being jury trials). She even sued the Texas Department of Public Safety in federal court on the Texas DPS surcharge program. When the Pantego Police Department started using officers to draw blood in DWI cases. Mimi even...

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Mimi Coffey DWI/Criminal Defense Lawyer Credentials

Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD. She has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks and is a national and state-wide lecturer on the law. She is also a Regent with the NCDD. Furthermore, She is the chairman of the NCDD Forensics Committee. She is the founder of The Coffey Firm. With offices in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties, The Coffey Firm serves the entire metroplex. Mimi has appeared as a legal commentator for CNN, National Fox News, and local Dallas/Fort Worth stations on DWI-related stories. She is also...

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Mimi Coffey is Board Certified in DWI Defense by the NCDD.

Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD, who has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks and is a national and state-wide lecturer on the law. Mimi has been a speaker on DWI in many states across the country including Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Idaho, Nevada and Florida. Furthermore, Her passion for educating other lawyers dates back to 1999. Finally, She literally wrote Texas’ DWI Defense textbook, and the 2nd edition came out in 2018. More about Mimi Coffey When people look for a Top DWI Attorney or Best...

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NCDD Regent, Mimi Coffey

Mimi Coffey is a Regent of the NCDD (National College for DUI Defense). She wrote the DWI textbook: Texas DWI Defense and has 4 national & 6 statewide articles published on DWI/DWI related issues. Also, Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD, who has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks and is a national and state-wide lecturer on the law. In addition, She is also the chair of the forensic committee for the NCDD. The committee tracks the progress and advocates for changes in forensic...

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Involuntary Intoxication: Texans Be Aware That The Law is Not Helpful

A DWI by drugging - one’s worst nightmare…. “I no longer knew what was real and what wasn’t. The lines between reality and delusion had become so blurred.” ― A.B. Shepherd, The Beacon This is what has happened to judges in courts across Texas when it comes to DWI charges.  The government created the penal code to punish crime and thereby deter others from committing the same crime.  Most crimes involve people making bad moral choices, choices that hurt others.  Most crimes involve intent to commit the crime. The law recognizes we cannot punish people for actions they did not or could not have intended. ...

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