DWI Court Team Training

To view the materials from the DWI Court Team Training
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Misdemeanor Sentencing Chart

For a reference chart generously provided by Marshall Shelsy, Staff Attorney, Harris County Criminal Courts


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Impaired Driving Risk Assessment: A primer for practitioners

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce the release of ‘Impaired Driving Risk Assessment: A primer for practitioners.’

The report offers an overview of available research regarding the profile of male and female first offenders in relation to repeat offenders and highlights the inability of existing theories of behaviour to adequately disentangle the heterogeneous nature of the impaired driving offender population. It also provides a summary of relevant risk factors that have been linked to repeat impaired…
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Recent News

Treating Bexar's DWI plague

(San Antonio Express-News, 04/19/2014)

SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County's drinking-and-driving problem stands out even in Texas, the state with the highest rate of alcohol-related crash fatalities, and especially during Fiesta, when law enforcement and state agencies clamp down.

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DUI laws could be complicated by SCOTUS ruling

(ABA Journal, 04/18/2014)

In December 2012, Emily Sue Falkenstein of Renton, Wash., drove into a marked crosswalk where wheelchair-bound Gregory Ramirez, 48, was crossing with his 6-year-old niece in his lap. The crash broke his leg and his…

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State’s high court hears cop’s DWI case

(krqe.com, 03/26/2014)

Baca, 37, was an off-duty state police officer when he was pulled over in May 2010 for weaving out of his lane on a remote road north of Espanola. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s deputies arrested…

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Upcoming Conferences

Criminal Justice

May 15-16, 2014

Hilton Bella Harbor | Rockwall, TX

The Texas Traffic Safety Grant will sponsor three one-hour sessions at the Criminal Justice Conference.

Cost: $60.00

DWI Conference

July 10-11, 2014

Radisson Austin - Downtown | Austin, TX

The 2014 DWI College is a continuing education program funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The DWI College provides an ideal forum for DWI Court teams and student conduct officers to share information and explore best practices in an effort to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes and fatalities in Texas.

Cost: No Cost To Attend

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Judicial Resource Liaison

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Judge Laura A. Weiser

The Judicial Resource Liaison provides Texas judges with up-to-date information and training regarding laws concerning impaired driving, license suspension, breath interlock devices and other alcohol monitoring technologies, courtroom evidence and the sentencing and supervising of offenders. 

Judge Weiser served the County of Victoria as Judge of… Read more >>

Program Director

Holly Doran

Holly is a native of Southern California; however, she now considers Austin home. She first moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, where she played volleyball for the Longhorns and earned her B.A. in English. Before joining the Texas Center for the Judiciary in December of 2010, Holly… Read more >>