NYDailyNews.com reported a story by CBS Dallas about a Texas man who got a sentence of 45 years in prison for his fifth drunk driving conviction. Stephen Andrew Hall, 59, received the punishment in May, and he will have to serve at least a quarter of his sentence before a parole hearing.
Tarrant County Assistant Attorney Erin Cofer commented on the matter saying that “the 45-year sentence was fitting considering his prior DWI history.” “The sentence ensures that he will not be able to drive a vehicle on our roads for a very long time,” Cofer continued.
Hall, a Fort Worth man, was last arrested in July 2011. He was pulled over for a traffic violation, and he reportedly told the police officers that he had only had two beers, but his blood alcohol level proved to be more than twice the legal limit.
Prosecutors summarized Hall’s prior convictions in court, saying that he had already served time for a DWI, and he had also been sentenced to 20 years in prison for aggravated robbery. It took the jurors four minutes to find Hall guilty. The requirement of serving a quarter of his sentence means that Hall will be spending at least 11 years in jail.
Drunk driving charges can be very serious, as the Hall case shows. If you are accused of drunk driving, you need a qualified legal professional in Fort Bend on your side. A knowledgeable DWI attorney can make a huge difference for your case, so make sure you have the assistance your case requires. Help yourself to a more desired outcome in your case, and contact an experienced Fort Bend county DWI defense attorney today.