I am an attorney practicing in Austin, Texas and I have seen first hand how people’s lives have been affected by the DRP. Friends and clients have been buried for years under these fees and have been driving with suspended licenses and no insurance as a result of this fiasco. DRP does not enhance safety for Texans. There are certainly more unlicensed and uninsured drivers in Texas as a result of these excessive fees. Even DWI convictions are declining even with higher arrest numbers because attorneys, the DAs and the courts appear to agree that the DRP is oppressive and out of control.
Let’s restore some honesty to DWI cases and repeal the DRP.