Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Think twice before you plead

For those of you who doubt the serious consequences a DWI conviction can have, here comes the story, courtesy of the ABA Journal, of a newly appointed judge who resigned his seat after he "forgot" to disclose the conviction.

Does that conviction make Mr. Singleton a bad person? No, it means he's human and just as capable of making bad choices as the rest of us.

As an aside, in Texas it is an absurd reality that you can receive deferred adjudication on a murder case, but not on a DWI case.

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