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Houston Texans go to the playoffs

Posted on January 4th, 2012 No Comments

Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. are excited to announce the Houston Texans hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in the Texans’ first NFL playoff game in history.

On Saturday, Jan 7, the Houston Texans will host the Cincinnati Bengals at Reliant Stadium at 3:30pm.

The Texan’s defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, could be seen as the glue that keeps this team together.  Phillips, who was ousted from his head coach position for the Dallas Cowboys, relocated to Houston as defensive coordinator for the Texans, and has turned the defense around with picks like cornerback Jonathan Joseph and linebacker Brian Cushing.

For more information about the game, visit www.houstontexans.com

School band director suspended for DUI

Posted on November 9th, 2011 No Comments

Alec McGuire, band director at Robert E. Lee High School of Goose Creek Independent School District, was arrested Monday in San Antonio and charged with driving under the influence.

McGuire was in San Antonio to observe the State Marching Band Contest on business.  He travelled alone to San Antonio, and no students were present for any of the above proceedings.

He will be placed on administrative leave, and the outcome of the investigation will determine pay.

If you have been charged with DUI, it is important to have experienced representation on your side to guide you through this difficult time.  Contact Houston drunk driving defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-222-0400.

Harris County offers program to expunge DWIs

Posted on December 15th, 2010 No Comments

Harris County recently created a program to help drivers convicted of their first DWI to have the charge expunged from their record.  The program, called DIVERT, or Direct Intervention using Voluntary Education Restitution and Treatment, allows drivers to agree to two years of supervision, counseling and sobriety in exchange for having the charges expunged.

In Harris County, approximately 6,000 people are arrested on first-time offense drunk driving charges every year.  Also, the county has the country’s highest annual rate of drunk driving-related fatalities.  The process is very similar to deferred adjudication in that if the program’s participants stay out of trouble for a certain period of time the charges are dropped.

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated there are several options you can pursue to have the charges dismissed.  Contact the Houston DWI attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer P.C. at 713-222-0400 today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

TX could adopt DWAI crime

Posted on October 20th, 2010 No Comments

Texas has recently seen a growth in supporters pushing to have the legal blood alcohol content limit  lowered.  Currently, in order to be arrested for drunk driving a driver’s BAC must be .08  percent or higher.

One proponent of the change is Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo who stated, “We have a glaring hole in our system where people that the law presumes to be under the influence, but their cases are being bargained down to non-DWI charges like blocking the roadway or reckless driving”.

The DWAI, or Driving While Ability Impaired, law would make it illegal for drivers to have a BAC between .05 and .07 percent.  This crime would be less than a DWI or DUI but a greater offense than other traffic charges.  Proponents believe that DWAI would allow offenders to face harsher punishment if they are caught driving with alcohol in their system again.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI or DWI, contact the Houston drunk driving defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer P.C. at 713-222-0400 to learn more about your rights.