We all count on our police officers to not only do their job and do it well, but to also be prime examples of honor, integrity and lawfulness. We trust them to take care of small and large issues for the best of the community. When the trust is lost, it is hard to look at them once again in the same light.
Forth Worth, Texas, police officer, Nicholas Ramirez, was arrested Wednesday, January 2, 2013, for driving while intoxicated. His breathalyzer marked a .188 – more than double the legal limit of .08. He was arrested in Keller, Texas. He is charged with a Class A misdemeanor. It is difficult to know that a police officer can use such poor judgment and get caught up in a situation that could have harmed others.
Ramirez was a police officer for four years and since August of 2012, was a DWI law enforcement officer. He was the officer that was supposed to keep drunk driving off the roads, enforce the laws and be an example of integrity. Though he is human and prone to mistakes, officers should know better based on the experience they have on a day to day basis. Using wisdom and background knowledge should not only be easy for officers such as Ramirez but almost mandatory for them because of their profession.
No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. It takes help of a wise, strong litigator to move you forward. If you have been put into a situation with a DWI, contact a Texas lawyer who will stand firm for your rights and future.