Intoxication is Not a Defense

But it might get you out of jury duty.

(Or should I have made this post something about having “a jury of your peers”?)

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Alec - April 28, 2008 11:15 PM

About two months ago, we had an out of custody defendant arrive for arraignment and the bailiff arrested her for being drunk in public. Nice to see that TX is equal opportunity. As for the offense in this case:

"Shevetz's speech was slow and slurred, according to an arrest affidavit, and he admitted to drinking three beers before arriving at the courthouse about 9 a.m.
He also told police that he drank "too many" alcoholic drinks Sunday night and that he didn't go to sleep because his mother was sick, the affidavit says."

Please. Although I do note with irony that it was a DUI case.

Jamie - April 28, 2008 11:47 PM

Alec:

I once spent some time considering how far back from the bench I could stand with my client as we plead to a DWI charge.

'Nough said.

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