I encourage everyone to read this article in the Houston Press about local DWI attorney Tyler Flood. All this article is the bragging of a defense attorney who has a self inflated image of himself. Here are some memorable quotes;
"Listen, most of the people we get off are intoxicated. But that's the justice system," he says. "I've always thought people would be very concerned if they knew what we were doing."
So there you have it folks! A defense attorney admitting most of his clients ARE GUILTY of the offense they have been charged with and it takes creating an impression with a gullible jury of people who don't know any better to convince them otherwise.
"Defense attorneys lie. They lie their asses off, " Egdorff (an HPD DWI task force officer) says. "He's the only person in there that's not sworn to tell the truth. I get indicted if I lie. He gets a bigger paycheck."
Nothing could be further from the truth!
"His (Flood) suits are custom made. He wears a Baume et Mercier Swiss Luxury watch and writes with a Montblanc pen. He gives Astros tickets to court coordinators and is friends with at least one DWI cop on facebook. And (sic) he loves to boast about getting drunk drivers off the hook."
So all his truth twisting gets him steadily paid and he likes to spend his money. I've always said that DWI attorneys will claim they want to get innocent people off the hook. In reality they derive pleasure from getting people they know are guilty off the hook. It's a sort of bragging right. Imagine the bragging Johnnie Cochran did when he got OJ Simpson acquitted of two murders! That's the perverse thinking of an attorney.
"Flood failed the sobriety tests and blew a .12 (blood alcohol content)."
So read this article and enjoy it. This is what just about every criminal defense lawyer thinks.