26 Years Ago This Week: Naff v. State

By Ben Gibbs Naff v. State, 946 S.W.2d 529, decided May 15, 1997, is a useful case for municipal court practitioners because it addresses three common arguments and spells out clear legal reasons for its decision. Although not binding statewide authority, the Naff opinion relies heavily on Texas Court of Criminal Appeals authority and uses…

Driving Safety Course as a Condition of Deferred Disposition Effective June 1, 2023

In 2021, the 87th Regular Legislature passed House Bill 1560 (H.B. 1560), which made numerous changes regarding the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), alcohol and drug programs, as well as driving safety courses. In yesterday’s blog entry, we discussed what alcohol and drug education will look like in a post-DADAP world. Today, let’s…

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