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Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Texas or Court of Appeals of Texas where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Bauder v. State - 12/6/1995
Petition for Discretionary Review from the Fourth Court of Appeals [BEXAR County] OPINION ON APPELLANT'S PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW Appellant is charged in County Court at Law Number 8 of Bexar County with the...

Moore v. State - 12/6/1995
The trial court convicted Sandra Kay Moore of theft and assessed a ten-year sentence and a $5000 fine. In two points of error, appellant argues that the trial court erred in finding her guilty of a felony and sentencing her outside...

Moosani v. State - 12/6/1995
Petition for Discretionary Review from the Fourteenth Court of Appeals [HARRIS County] OPINION ON APPELLANT'S PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW Appellant was convicted by a jury of the offense of unlawfully carrying a...

Turk v. State - 11/22/1995
A jury found appellant, Richard Lee Turk, guilty of aggravated robbery and burglary of a habitation. The trial court assessed punishment at 50-years confinement in prison for each offense, to run concurrently. In his initial...

In Re: Ex Parte Long - 11/22/1995
This is an application for a writ of habeas corpus transmitted to this Court pursuant to Article 11.07, Section(s) 2, et seq., V.A.C.C.P. Applicant was convicted of the offense of felony driving while intoxicated and bond jumping,...

Thornhill v. State - 11/22/1995
In this case of first impression, we are called upon to determine whether a defendant is entitled to a jury trial on competency in a probation revocation proceeding as a matter of right where that probationer has previously been...

Pizzo v. State - 11/20/1995
Christina Marie Pizzo appeals from a verdict finding her guilty of driving while intoxicated. The trial court assessed punishment at ninety days' confinement in the Dallas County jail, probated for twentyfour months, and a $700 fine...

State v. Sailo - 11/16/1995
Appellee was charged by information with driving while intoxicated. In a pretrial motion to suppress, appellee argued that the evidence supporting the DWI charge was discovered during an improper investigative stop by the...

Bristow v. State - 11/15/1995
Julie Pittman Bristow appeals her conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The jury sentenced Bristow to three hundred sixtyfive days' confinement probated for two years, and a fine of $300. In a single point of error, Bristow...

Loera v. State - 11/9/1995
A jury found appellant, Joe F. Loera, guilty of driving while intoxicated. TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. Section(s) 49.04 (Vernon Supp. 1995). It assessed punishment at one-year confinement in the Harris County jail, probated for two years,...

Carranza v. State - 11/8/1995
Juan Antonio Carranza appeals his conviction for involuntary manslaughter. Carranza entered a plea of guilty without the benefit of a punishment agreement. The trial court entered a deadly weapon finding. The trial court sentenced...

Lott v. State - 9/28/1995
Appellant was indicted for the offense of driving while intoxicated. After a hearing on appellant's driver's license suspension, the trial judge made a negative finding with regard to appellant's refusal to give a breath specimen....

Keener v. State - 9/28/1995
The judge found appellant guilty of driving while intoxicated and sentenced him to one year in jail, probated for two years, and a $750 fine. We affirm. Appellant stipulated that on November 24, 1993, at 1:36 a.m., he was...

Englund v. State - 9/28/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed September 28, 1995 9/28/95 EN BANC OPINION ON MOTION FOR REHEARING We grant the State's motion for rehearing en banc, withdraw our opinion of April 20, 1995, and substitute this...

Hernandez v. State - 9/7/1995
Before the Court En Banc A jury found appellant guilty of murdering Jesus Verduzco and assessed his punishment at 35 years in prison. Appellant complains about the admission of evidence, the effectiveness of counsel, and the...

Verbois v. State - 9/7/1995
James Daryl Verbois (appellant) appeals from his conviction for driving while intoxicated. Upon a finding of guilty by a jury, the trial court assessed punishment at 180 days confinement in the Harris County Jail, probated for two...

Garcia v. State - 8/31/1995
This is an appeal from a felony DWI conviction enhanced by four prior misdemeanor DWI convictions. Appellant, after pleading guilty pursuant to a plea bargain agreement, now appeals, claiming the trial court erred by denying his...

Texas Department of Public Safety v. Raffaelli - 8/30/1995
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) appeals from a district court order that reverses an administrative decision upholding the suspension of Thomas Raffaelli's driver's license. The questions on appeal concern whether the...

Taylor v. State - 8/24/1995
This is an appeal from the trial court's denial of appellant's motion to suppress evidence obtained from field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test. Appellant was arrested on October 15, 1992 for driving while intoxicated after a...

Cooper v. State - 8/24/1995
Appellant, Tyrone Bernard Cooper, appeals from his conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver cocaine weighing at least 400 grams. Appellant was convicted by a jury which assessed his punishment at...

Goff v. State - 8/24/1995
Appellant entered a plea of guilty without an agreed recommendation to the felony offense of driving while intoxicated. TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. Section(s) 49.09 (VERNON 1994). Appellant plead true to enhancement paragraphs for two prior...

Welch v. State - 8/17/1995
Jack Carroll Welch appeals his conviction for the offense of murder. A jury found Appellant guilty and assessed his punishment at 12 years' imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. We affirm. ...

Thomas v. State - 8/17/1995
Appellant, Robert Mont Thomas, was charged by indictment with the felony offense of engaging in organized criminal activity. Appellant pled no contest without a plea bargain agreement, and the trial court sentenced him to 16-years...

Gaitan v. State - 8/3/1995
Affirmed and Opinion filed. August 3, 1995. O P I N I O N Appellant pled not guilty before a jury to the offense of theft by a public servant in an aggregate amount of less than $20,000 but greater than $750. TEX....

Ruiz v. State - 8/3/1995
08/03/1995 On appeal from the County Court at Law No. 2 of Victoria County, Texas. O P I N I O N Appellant was charged by information with unlawfully carrying a handgun. Appellant filed a motion to suppress all...

Chastain v. State - 7/27/1995
Affirmed and Opinion filed. July 27, 1995. O P I N I O N Appellant, Charles William Chastain, appeals from a conviction for driving while intoxicated. He filed a motion to suppress, claiming the arresting officer was...

Woodward v. State - 7/20/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed. July 20, 1995 O P I N I O N Appellant, Joe Willie Woodard, was convicted by a jury for driving while intoxicated, a felony. Under the habitual offender statute, the trial court...

Hubbard v. State - 7/20/1995
Affirmed and Opinion filed. July 20, 1995. O P I N I O N Appellant entered a plea of not guilty before the court to the offense of driving while intoxicated. TEX. REV. CIV. STAT. ANN. art. 6701l1 (b) (Vernon Supp....

Hujar v. State - 7/20/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed. July 20, 1995 O P I N I O N A jury found appellant, Thomas Christopher Hujar, guilty of driving while intoxicated. The trial court assessed punishment at 40-days confinement plus...

Diaz v. State - 6/29/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed. June 29, 1995 O P I N I O N A jury found appellant, Manuel Diaz, guilty of aggravated assault and after appellant pled true to two enhancement counts, assessed punishment at...

Barras v. State - 6/29/1995
June 29, 1995 O P I N I O N We are presented with an appeal from the denial of Appellant's Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus in which he challenges the trial court's failure to admonish him of the dangers and...

Flores v. State - 6/28/1995
JUNE 28, 1995 Petition for Discretionary Review from the Twelfth Court of Appeals (Smith County) OPINION ON APPELLANT'S PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW A Smith County jury convicted appellant, Aristeo Lira Flores,...

Smith v. State - 6/22/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed. June 22, 1995 O P I N I O N A jury found appellant, William Joseph Smith, guilty of the misdemeanor offenses of unlawfully carrying a weapon and driving while intoxicated (DWI)....

Sturkie v. State - 6/15/1995
A jury found appellant Karol Scott Sturkie guilty of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and the trial court assessed punishment at 180-days confinement probated for two years and a $650 fine. In three points of error, appellant...

Rayfield v. State - 6/15/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed. June 15, 1995 O P I N I O N The appellant, Maura Lee Rayfield, appeals a conviction for driving while intoxicated. The appellant contends the trial court erred in denying her...

Berta v. State - 6/15/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed June 15, 1995 O P I N I O N A jury found appellant, Michael Berta, guilty of driving while intoxicated, and the court assessed punishment of one year in jail, probated for two...

Zuhlke v. State - 6/15/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed. June 15, 1995 O P I N I O N In October 1992, Appellant, Ronald Charles Zuhlke, pled guilty to the felony offense of driving while intoxicated (cause number 634,965), enhanced by...

Wright v. State - 6/15/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed. June 15, 1995 O P I N I O N After a bench trial, the court found appellant, Joseph Wright, guilty of the felony of driving while intoxicated, enhanced by two prior DWI...

Zuhlke v. Texas - 6/15/1995
Judgement affirmed and Opinion filed June 15, 1995 O P I N I O N In October 1992, Appellant, Ronald Charles Zuhlke, pled guilty to the felony offense of driving while intoxicated (cause number 634,965), enhanced by...

Doe v. Boys Clubs of Greater Dallas - 6/8/1995
Argued December 13, 1994 GONZALEZ, Justice, delivered the opinion of the Court, in which PHILLIPS, Chief Justice, HECHT, ENOCH and OWEN, Justices, join. This is a suit against a boys club for damages arising from the sexual...

Watson v. State - 6/7/1995
JUNE 7, 1995 Petition for Discretionary Review from the Second Court of Appeals (Tarrant County) OPINION ON APPELLANT'S PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW Appellant, Charles Lee Watson, was convicted by a jury on March...

Davis v. State - 5/15/1995
05/15/1995 OPINION ON FURTHER MOTION FOR REHEARING We withdraw our prior opinions filed on March 6, 1996, and April 4, 1996, and substitute the following. Convicted of possession of marijuana in a trial before the court,...

Lacy v. State - 5/11/1995
Affirmed and Opinion filed. May 11, 1995. O P I N I O N Appellant entered a plea of not guilty to the offense of driving while license suspended. He was convicted and the jury assessed punishment at one year in the...

State v. Turner - 5/10/1995
May 10, 1995 Petition for Discretionary Review from the Fourteenth Court of Appeals (Harris County) OPINION ON STATE'S PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW Appellee was indicted on April 14, 1992, in Cause No....

In re Snow - 4/19/1995
April 19, 1995 Application for Habeas Corpus from (TARRANT County) O P I N I O N This is a post-conviction application for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to Article 11.07, V.A.C.C.P. Applicant was convicted of...

City of Brownsville v. Alvarado - 3/30/1995
Argued Nov. 15, 1994 Rehearing Overruled June 8, 1995. Following inmate's suicide in city jail, his parents brought wrongful death and survival action against city, claiming that its negligence proximately caused inmate's...

Willingham v. State - 3/22/1995
Appellant Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted on August 21, 1992 of capital murder by murdering more than one person during the same criminal transaction. Tex. Penal Code Ann. Section(s) 19.03 (a)(6)(A). Two special issues were...

Stevenson v. State - 3/8/1995
Petition for Discretionary Review from the Fifth Court of Appeals [DALLAS County] OPINION ON APPELLANT'S PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW A jury convicted Appellant of driving while intoxicated. The court assessed...

Norris v. State - 3/1/1995
A jury convicted appellant of capital murder under V.T.C.A., Penal Code, Section 19.03(a)(6)(A). The trial court sentenced him to death after the jury affirmatively answered the special issues. Appellant presents nineteen points of...

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