DWI Court Conferences

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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

Justices undo DWI conviction on intent

(Arkansas Online , 05/01/2015)

A Supreme Court decision Thursday reversed the 2013 driving while intoxicated conviction of a Springdale man who was caught "sleep driving" after taking a prescribed sleeping pill.

In a 5-2 decision, Arkansas Justice Courtney…

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DA won't plea bargain DWI cases, causing courtroom jam

(Victoria Advocate, 04/25/2015)

A policy that forces every misdemeanor drunken driving case to go before a jury is creating a traffic jam in Victoria County courtrooms.

More than 100 are scheduled to go to jury trial by…

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Video chat program aims to bust more drunken drivers

(Galveston County Daily News, 03/18/2015)

GALVESTON — No need for gavels and long black robes — a Galveston County program aimed at busting more drunken drivers gives police permission to draw a motorist’s blood within minutes of a traffic…

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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 >>