Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Skillern went to trial on a Driving While Intoxicated case in Montgomery County, Texas – County Court at Law Number 4. The Defendant admitted to drinking 7 beers over a period of 4 hours. It is not illegal to drink and drive, despite what area billboards say: “Drink, Drive, Go To Jail.”
The jury trial lasted two days. The jury deliberated for approximately 2 hours before returning a Not Guilty Verdict. When a criminal defense attorney obtains an acquittal for a person, the acquittal completely clears the person and makes the person eligible for an expunction . The expunction process can wipe a person’s record clean of any information regarding the arrest. Also, the acquittal retroactively sets aside any driver license suspension from the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing.