But I'm more curious about whether you served on the jury (or just the venire) and whether a verdict was reached?
#24 | Posted by et_al at 2015-09-01 09:38 PM | Reply
I'd be happy to answer any questions you have-- I did serve on the 6-member (and 1 alt) jury and was elected foreperson. In my mind, I had reached a verdict before the prosecution rested. The defense rested immediately after. It was quite simple to get the other 5 to see it my way. We found not guilty in less than 15 minutes.
In Texas, if you are found asleep in your car, with keys anywhere in your reach or near proximity, and you are legally intoxicated, you are legally DWI. I know this, trust me. Never suffered it, I just know it.
#35 | Posted by everlong at 2015-09-02 03:04 AM | Reply
Not if I'm on your jury. The specific part of the law that states "driving OR operating in a public area"... "Operating" isn't legally defined. We were ordered by the judge to fact find our definition of operating, by using testimony, evidence, and common sense. Car off, pulled to the side of the road, sleeping... *not* operating IMO.