By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Defending driving while intoxicated case presents a unique challenge to lawyers. This is because long before entering the courtroom, you can detect a stiff headwind of resistance working against you which lasts the entire case.
You get the sense the legislature, lobbyists and victim advocacy groups, and even many jurors don’t stop to consider whether the police are right when they make an arrest. Even the news media runs article after article about how if the courts and police were just meaner and tougher on these cases — they would somehow go away. There is an unmistakable and heavy bias which reaches far beyond whether drunk driving is a problem — and assumes everyone suspected of DWI is guilty.
No one wants drunk drivers on the road. Everyone’s heart breaks for victims of drunk drivers. The vast majority of…
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