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The Importance of Your DWI Video

Many people arrested for DWI are not aware they they have the right to request video footage of their arrest. Before September 1, 2015, DWI arrestees did not have that right. That changed with the 84th Texas Legislative Session when Charlie Geren (the representative for District 99 (Fort Worth)) introduced House Bill 3791 (HB3791) on March 13, 2015. The bill passed the Texas House on May 5, 2015, and passed the Texas Senate on May 27, 2015. Governor Abbott signed it into law on June 19, 2015. What you may not know is that Mimi was the criminal defense lawyer...

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Mimi’s Humanizing Approach for Handling Your Case

Have you ever tried to have an important conversation and felt like you were not heard? Whether with your employer, a parent-teacher conference, or to resolve an issue with a business manager, it all boils down to one guiding principle: being heard. The criminal lawyers at The Coffey Firm understand the importance of humanizing.[caption id="attachment_4976" align="alignright" width="313"] Abraham Lincoln said, “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”[/caption]To hear, one must understand who the person is. Prosecutors and Judges make important decisions about people’s lives every day. So, they need to be able to put an...

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Practical Advice for Going Through the DWI Process

If you are reading this, you or a loved one is probably 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 related offense. We...

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