Being accused of intoxicated driving in Texas can have immediate and far-reaching implications. When a police officer arrests someone for suspected drunk driving, the accused individual might have to take time off work for scheduled court hearings or might even work in an industry where his or her professional license would be at risk. In fact, depending on the ultimate outcome of a DWI case, facing charges can cause drastic changes in a person’s life. A former junior featherweight titlist, Brandon Figueroa, is currently navigating the criminal justice system for this reason.
Figueroa was arrested on a recent Sunday night. He took a test to determine his Blood Alcohol Content level. The results of the test reportedly showed that the fighter’s BAC was higher than the legal limit.
Figueroa was released on his own recognizance
After posting a $1,000 bond, Figueroa was released from jail on his own recognizance. He will now have to keep his promise to attend scheduled hearings. While Figueroa has a previous arrest on his criminal record involving a trespassing charge with no property damage, the case was dismissed.
Criminal defense support often a key factor in a DWI case
In most cases where a Texas motorist, famous or not, has been arrested for DWI, defendants typically request legal representation before heading to court. It would seem likely that someone who is well known, as Figueroa is, would not want to try to resolve criminal charges without the benefit of having a legal advocate by his or her side in court. An experienced defense attorney can determine which type of strategy might be best to pursue a beneficial result