Bill created to allow deferred adjudication for DWI

Posted on October 8th, 2010 No Comments

Last Texas Congressional session, a bill was created and passed through a house committee to allow first-time DWI offenders to complete deferred adjudication for the first time since 1984.  The bill was not voted on in full before the session closed.

Deferred adjudication allows an individual guilty of an offense to complete an assignment and probation period and have the offense removed from their record.  Currently, individuals guilty of a first-time DWI have the option of probation or jail time.  More and more people are choosing jail time, leading legislators to believe deferred adjudication could be the best option to prevent drunk driving.

Over one million drivers in Texas have a DWI conviction on their record.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime and have completed deferred adjudication, contact the Dallas non-disclosure lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 to learn more about your rights.

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