Felony DWI - .27 Blood Test - Jury Trial - Hung Jury - Reduced to Misdemeanor
DWI-3rd felony offense arrested by Texas DPS and Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. Client due to employment could not sustain a felony conviction. Client drove off the road and hit a tree in a head on collision. Client voluntarily complied with all field sobriety exercises, answered all police questions, and provided a blood sample. We were able to have all but one state's witness provide an opinion that they did not believe our client was intoxicated. After a 4 day trial in Montgomery County, Texas, the jury could not come to a unanimous decision as several jurors believed he was not guilty. Hung jury declared by the judge. Judge ordered us back to trial the following Monday. On the day we showed up to start the second trial, the State agreed to reduce felony to a DWI-1st misdemeanor charge.