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’sContinue reading “Driving Safety Course as a Condition of Deferred Disposition Effective June 1, 2023”

Online Alcohol Awareness Programs in the Post-DADAP World

By Ned Minevitz Section 106.115(a) of the Alcoholic Beverage Code provides that minors convicted of or granted deferred disposition for public intoxication, purchasing alcohol, attempting to purchase alcohol, consuming alcohol, driving under the influence, alcohol possession, and age misrepresentation must complete either an alcohol awareness program, drug education program, or drug and alcohol driving awarenessContinue reading “Online Alcohol Awareness Programs in the Post-DADAP World”

Municipal Court Week: November 7-11, 2022

Municipal Court Week is a time to appreciate the dedicated individuals that comprise the Texas municipal judiciary. It is also a great opportunity to share with the public the important role that local courts and their personnel play in preserving public safety. Every city celebrates in their own unique way. TMCEC encourages all municipal courtsContinue reading “Municipal Court Week: November 7-11, 2022”

2022 Impaired Driving Symposium

This week, municipal judges, justices of the peace, county judges, and district judges from across Texas gathered in Bee Cave and literally sat at the same table to discuss their roles and responsibilities within the lifespan of an impaired driving case. The annual two-day Impaired Driving Symposium’s roundtable setup facilitates networking and troubleshooting between judgesContinue reading “2022 Impaired Driving Symposium”