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Cocaine discovered on DWI offender in Austin

Austin authorities recently apprehended a suspected intoxicated driver, who they later discovered possessed a quantity of cocaine, a January 4 article of CBS Austin reported.

According to reports, Florentino Herrera, 48, was pulled over by Austin Police at about 12:26 a.m. on New Year’s Eve after he was caught driving erroneously on North Lamar Boulevard. Herrera was also seen ignoring a traffic stop. Due to suspicions that Herrera was under the influence of alcohol, authorities transported him to jail. While on their way, authorities noticed Herrera attempting to destroy a substance, which they believe was cocaine. The suspected cocaine was reportedly hidden under the flab of his stomach. Herrera is currently facing third-degree felony DWI and a bond of $35,000 was imposed on him.

Facing a DWI charge could be frightening, especially if authorities found out that you possess illegal substances like cocaine. However, if you are in such situation, working with an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial to make sure your rights are protected while in custody. Call an attorney of the Alexander & Associates in Lewisville today at (972) 420-6560 to learn more about your options. We also provide legal defense to people in other parts of Texas like Denton and Frisco.


Drunk driving accident in Austin apartment complex resulted in arrest

A vehicle driver who had too much to drink was arrested by Austin police after he caused an accident, KVUE reported on July 8.

According to reports, Curt Anderson was apprehended by police after he crashed into a vehicle near Kensington Apartments. Upon questioning, police observed strong signs of alcohol intoxication from Anderson. Police said Anderson had a 0.414 percent blood alcohol level in the first testing–five times higher than the legal state limit of 0.08 percent. Anderson, who was charged with a third degree DWI, stated that he consumed a “six-pack” of beers before the incident. His bail was set at $15,000.

Being charged with a DWI in Texas carries serious consequences. If you are in such a situation, working with a skilled defense lawyer is critical to receiving the best possible result from your case. Find out how the Lewisville lawyers of Alexander & Associates may work on behalf of your rights and interests by calling (972) 420-6560 today.


Bieber sought hearing postponement in Florida DUI case

Famous pop singer recently requested Miami court to postpone his upcoming hearing for a DUI and other charges in May, Keene Star News reported on April 22.

The legal counsel of the 20-year-old musician filed a motion on April 21 to reschedule the trial that was set on May 5, in order to receive more preparation time. The incident occurred on Jan. 23 at Miami Beach. Besides being charged for driving under the influence, Bieber also resisted arrest and possessed an expired driver’s license. Additionally, authorities found evidence that illegal drugs were in his system at the time of his arrest.

When facing driving under the influence charges in Lewisville or surrounding areas, call the lawyers of Alexander & Associates. Our lawyers may be able to help protect your rights and provide you a custom defense. Find out today how we may advocate for you by calling (972) 420-6560.


Justin Bieber gets arrested in Miami for drunk driving

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber was busted in Miami Beach for drunk driving after he was seen competing in a street race in a residential area on January 23, according to an article on CNN.

Reports stated that the 19-year-old singer was stopped by an officer at around 4 a.m. for driving an estimated speed of 55 to 60 mph in a residential area with a speed limit of 30 mph. Charges of DUI, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license were filed against Bieber, who was reportedly uncooperative during the arrest. He was brought to a Miami jail and later released after posting a bail of $2,500.

Another person involved in the street racing was also arrested by police.

When charged with drunk driving or any other crime in Lewisville, you deserve to have a lawyer on your side you can trust. At Alexander & Associates, we have years of experience defending the rights and interests of people charged with criminal offense and can help you. Call us at (972) 420-6560.


Dina Lohan claims she is not guilty of driving while intoxicated

Lindsay Lohan’s mother pleaded not guilty to drinking while intoxicated (DWI) charges on Long Island on Tuesday, September 24.

50-year-old Lohan’s driver’s license was suspended, and she was released without bail during her arraignment in Nassau County First District Court.

According to the police, Lohan was cited for two DWI offenses and speeding on Northern State Parkway.  She also tested positive for alcohol in her system. Her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .20 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Lohan’s attorney, hopes that his client will be spared prison time.

If you are also facing DWI charges in Lewisville, a lawyer from Alexander & Associates can help you build a strong defense. Call us at (972) 420-6560 to talk about your options and find out how we can support you.


DUI charge against Wal-Mart billionaire Alice Walton dropped

Walmart heiress Alice Walton has a DUI charge filed against her dropped on Monday, September 9 after prosecutors from Texas failed to pursue the case due to the suspension of the arresting officer for misconduct. The Texas Highway patrol Trooper, who arrested Walton, was reported to be unable to testify against the billionaire since his suspension would go past the Oct. 7 deadline of the case.

The issue against Walton has been settled without further need to file formal charges, according to her attorney.

Texas Department of Public Safety senior trooper Gary Rozzell said that Walton, who was arrested along an Interstate in Parker County, Texas on her 62nd birthday, failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer test. She was arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail where she was released on $1,000 bond.

If you have been pulled over and arrested on a DUI charge in Lewisville, Texas, get in touch with the legal team at Alexander & Associates. We can help you understand your legal rights and defense options when you call (972) 420-6560.


Texas Lawmakers Urged to Consider Permanent Sobriety Checkpoints

A recent legislative session in the Texas capitol saw San Antonio police Deputy Chief Anthony Trevino urging legislators to consider adopting permanent DWI sobriety checkpoints in various locations throughout the state. Trevino argued that, by targeting locations known to be “hot-spots” for drunk driving, law enforcement officials might be able to help crack down on the number of drivers who engage in this type of behavior and help reduce auto fatalities in the state.

While no legislation has currently been proposed to establish a legal basis for this type of extension of police authority, the fact that the proposal is being heard at all by state legislators should serve as a reminder of the importance of having an attorney in this type of circumstance. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will go to whatever means may be necessary to secure a DWI conviction. An experienced Lewisville criminal lawyer can help to protect the rights of those accused of this crime.