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Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Had 0.00 BAC

Despite his blood alcohol level being the same as Bluto's grade point average in Animal House, Larry Davis spent a night in jail and waited over a year for his trial. Surprising as it may seem, an Austin, TX man spent New Year's Day 2013 in jail and waited over a year for his DWI trial despite having a BAC of 0.00. On January 1, 2013, Larry Davis was pulled over after he ran a red light... Read MoreRead More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A defense lawyer in Texas says federal immigration agents detained one of his clients as he appeared for a routine court date on two misdemeanor charges. Attorney Daniel Betts says Juan Coronilla-Guerrero was arrested Friday by plain-clothed Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin... Read MoreRead More

Days after Donald Trump was elected president, the mayor of this unabashedly liberal Texas capital reassured the vast majority of immigrants here illegally that he would try to keep the city a safe haven for them. "Austin will not waver," Mayor Steve Adler told a crowd of hundreds who gathered outside City Hall for a pro-immigrant rally. "… In Austin, we do things our way and we will not stop."... Read MoreRead More

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally on Friday at the Travis County Courthouse, a judge tells KVUE and Austin American-Statesman’s Tony Plohetski. Defense attorney Daniel Betts tells KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman that his client - Juan Coronilla-Guerrero - was detained after a routine court appearance for two misdemeanor charges, assault and possession of marijuana. He added his client was arrested in an elevator shortly after a pre-trial conference at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center... Read MoreRead More

A few hours after immigration officials took the rare step of arresting an immigrant at a Travis County courthouse, a network of taxpayer-funded attorneys advised its members that it had two locations where they could take their clients, in case the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up again. Some attorneys who work with the Capital Area Private Defender Service say the email they received March 3 amounted to their employer suggesting they evade state and federal law... Read MoreRead More

To Austin attorney Daniel Betts, driving while intoxicated can sometimes be what he calls “an opinion crime.” Law enforcement must decide, sometimes within only a matter of minutes, whether a person is intoxicated and should go to jail — or be allowed to simply drive way. On the night Austin police arrested his client, they made the wrong choice, he says – his opinion bolstered by a voluntary breath and blood test showing Larry Davis wasn’t intoxicated when he was arrested Jan... Read MoreRead More

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero promised deportation to Mexico would kill him and it did. On Sept. 12, four armed men burst into a house in San Luis de la Paz in central Mexico looking for the 28-year-old married father. The gunmen went to the bedroom where Coronilla-Guerrero was sleeping with his young son, jammed a pistol to his temple and took him away. “Don’t worry, my love. Don’t worry,” he told his son before disappearing... Read MoreRead More

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife warned a federal judge this spring that her husband would be killed if the U.S. government followed through with his deportation. Her prediction came true last week. Three months after the former Austin resident was taken back to central Mexico by federal authorities, his body was found on the side of a road in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, near where he had been living with his wife’s family... Read MoreRead More

Federal agents on Friday arrested an immigrant suspected of being in the country illegally at Travis County’s courthouse in what appears to be a new tactic by immigration officials. Defense attorney Daniel Betts confirmed to the American-Statesman that his client, Juan Coronilla-Guerrero, was taken into custody when he showed up for a court appearance for two misdemeanor charges, assault-family violence and possession of marijuana... Read MoreRead More

A man deported from the U.S. after being arrested at the Travis Country Courthouse by ICE was killed by Mexican drug cartels, according to the man’s defense attorney. Juan Carlos Coronilla-Guerrero, 27, was arrested in January for family violence and a minor marijuana charge. Court documents said he was found with 0.01 ounces on his person... Read MoreRead More