Various charges may be filed in incidents that are alcohol-related. When a Texas motorist is accused of drunk driving, there may be severe penalties if a conviction is handed down. Because such allegations often have a way of impacting someone's personal and business reputation, it is advisable to act alongside the guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer throughout the legal process.
In Oct. 2014, a motor vehicle collision occurred between two vehicles that resulted in the fatality of a child. The man who was allegedly driving the car that is said to have crashed into the vehicle carrying the child is suspected of intoxicated driving. He was also accused of driving at excessive speeds.
The 42-year-old was scheduled to appear in court on a recent Wednesday in order for a trial date to be set. He had apparently been released from jail on bond. It seems there is now a warrant out for his arrest since court officials claim he did not show up for the arranged hearing. Reportedly, the man's attorney had planned to request a continuance in his case because he was supposed to undergo a blood test from a Department of Public Safety representative who could then testify at his trial.
The surrounding events of every alleged drunk driving situation in Texas are unique. Options that may be available to one defendant might not be viable for another. For this reason, it is often best to discuss one's particular situation with a criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in defending clients against various types of DWI charges in court.
Source: victoriaadvocate.com, "Man charged with murder flees before hearing", Jessica Priest, March 2, 2016