At the Law Office of Collin Evans, I represent you without judgement for the crime you’ve been accused of. As a specialist in DWI cases, I can effectively defend you if you’ve been arrested for a DWI. In Houston, DWI arrests happen fairly frequently, and sometimes make the news. Below are some recent DWI cases from recent local Houston news sources that resemble the kinds of cases I might take on. Of course, several people featured in these stories have certainly been convicted of a DWI, but some of them were relieved of their charges. With the Law Office of Collin Evans, you can expect your indictment to be significantly reduced in severity, if not dropped altogether.

Joseph A. Hayes, 55, was arrested in August 2013 for his 10th DWI infraction. Hayes had been previously convicted 10 times of driving on a suspended or revoked license. Hayes pleaded guilty and is now on probation. Hayes’ attorney, Joel Schwartz, said Hayes could face more than 10 years in jail upon his next alcohol-related arrest.

Mario Heredia, 45, was arrested in April 2015 for his 4th DWI offense. At the time, Heredia was a varsity baseball coach and government teacher at Brandeis High School. Though Heredia self-reported the arrest, an admirable course of action, his three previous DWI arrests date back to 1993 in San Angelo, Abilene and Atascosa County.

Carlos Faz was arrested in June 2015 for his 12th DWI offense in three decades. As of the time of the report, Faz has more DWI arrests than anyone else in Bexar County. Faz was given a 10-year sentence for his most recent offense, but his attorney says he deserves probation and treatment instead. Regardless of what happens, the court may order him not to drink alcohol and force him to wear a blood-alcohol monitoring device.

Judge Gisela Triana, a civil court judge in Austin, was arrested in March 2015 for a DWI. Though Triana failed a field sobriety test and was found with an empty bottle of hard lemonade in her vehicle, she was not prosecuted because she was not legally drunk. Triana had a blood alcohol level of 0.076, whereas the legal limit for DWI in Texas is 0.08. Judge Triana’s case is a good example of how DWI charges can be mitigated by a strong defense.

Marlayna Rump, 23, along with two other women, boarded a North East Independent School District bus in September 2015 and rode it to Harris Middle School. Rump accepted a plea deal for enhanced driving while intoxicated, carrying a penaly of six days in jail and more than $700 in court fees and fines. Rump’s case is a rare example of a DWI charge that does not involve being the driver of the vehicle in question. Instead, she and her friends boarded a public school bus on its way to a school while intoxicated.

If you or your loved ones have recently been accused or arrested for driving while intoxicated, you should contact the Law Office of Collin Evans. Contact Collin Evans Law Office for a free consultation at 713-225-0650.