Originally Posted by Playoffs
A good attorney can plea bargain a 5th DWI down to a misdemeanor to give a judge the latitude not to impose a prison sentence -- less than a year.
You know a lot of 5 time DUI folks to be able to make this judgment?
But for comparison, here's Arizona: 22 year old, first offense, first anything with the law. ...
My opinion is, he would have done some state jail time and been put into a diversion program in Texas. Total time at worst 18 months. JMO.
I am once again wondering where you are forming these opinions. Intoxication manslaughter carries up to 20 years. Here is a recent report of a guy taking a plea to 16 years in Texas - Link
15 years - Link
. Here is a guy who got life in prison with no chance of parole for 30 years for repeat DUI (no injuries) - Link