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Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 11:23 AM Jul 2014

Texas Judge Pleads for Leniency, "You Are Going To Ruin My Life"

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A Texas judge pleaded with police for leniency after admitting to DWI over the weekend.

CBS News reports that Nora Longoria, justice for the 13th Court of Appeals, was arrested early Saturday after police in McAllen, Texas, pulled her over for doing 69 in a 55 mph zone.

According to court documents obtained by the Valley Star, the judge, who later refused a breathalyzer, pleaded with officers for leniency.“Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away," Longoria said. "You are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I am today."

The 49-year-old judge said she had drunk five beers during dinner with friends and that the last beer had been consumed about three hours before she got behind the wheel of her Lexus, according to the newspaper.

Longoria initially refused to wear handcuffs but capitulated after an officer said that if she didn't, he'd charge her with resisting arrest.
She was charged with driving while intoxicated and was released after posting $2,000 bail

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Texas Judge Pleads for Leniency, "You Are Going To Ruin My Life" (Original Post) Stuart G Jul 2014 OP
"...worked hard for 25 years ..." rock Jul 2014 #1
I agree with you. She should have known better. Stuart G Jul 2014 #3
+1 joeybee12 Jul 2014 #7
No different than anyone else who gets a dwi PowerToThePeople Jul 2014 #2
Entitlement symdrome. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jul 2014 #6
Hmm, now why wouldn't a Texas judge want to be on the receiving end of the Texas legal system? ck4829 Jul 2014 #4
Bingo. That's the zinger there Populist_Prole Jul 2014 #9
Travis Co. DA went to jail for her DWI. Buck up. nt Eleanors38 Jul 2014 #5
How merciful was she in her career phil89 Jul 2014 #8
She knows damn well the gruesome details of injury & death caused by DWI drivers! Divernan Jul 2014 #10
"You are going to ruin my life"? Brigid Jul 2014 #11
Outstanding response, "No, Judge, you ruined your life." nt Stuart G Jul 2014 #12

Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
3. I agree with you. She should have known better.
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 11:58 AM
Jul 2014

But she was not concerned about her possible accidents due to drunk driving or high speed. Instead she was concerned only about one person (herself), and her career and the publicity. Or how it would look to anyone who knows her..

That is why she said what she said. "It is all about me!!!!!!!!!!!!, not the law"..that is what she was really saying.

Erich Bloodaxe BSN

(14,733 posts)
6. Entitlement symdrome.
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 12:04 PM
Jul 2014

99% of the country works hard for decades on end, and they don't get cut breaks because of it.


(5,364 posts)
9. Bingo. That's the zinger there
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 12:31 PM
Jul 2014

A question could be asked in: How many lives were ruined by that judge if he threw the book at an otherwise hard working all-around good person, other than the fact they got a DWI.....or had a joint in their pocket?


(15,480 posts)
10. She knows damn well the gruesome details of injury & death caused by DWI drivers!
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 01:09 PM
Jul 2014

My first job out of law school was working for a small law firm which handled, among other areas, civil suits arising out of auto, truck and motorcycle accidents. In just two years, I had multiple occasions of reviewing accident reports & police photos, autopsy protocols, taking photographers and accident investigators to accident scenes to analyze exactly what happened - not to mention taking depositions of victims of DWI accidents who had been maimed for life, and the grieving survivors of people killed by DWI drivers. This judge has been on the bench FAR longer than 2 years and has EXPLICIT, IN DEPTH knowledge of the human suffering caused when people drive drunk!

Working on DWI cases, I observed that DWI drivers were repeat offenders. If you suspended or revoked their licenses, they drove anyway - not just on limited licenses allowing them to drive to and from work, but during off work hours to get to bars or liquor stores. They're drunks, plain and simple!

I say, throw the friggin' book at her, and the state judicial disciplinary board should toss her off the bench, and the state licensing bureau should strip her of her law license. She likes alcohol so damn much? Let her work as a barmaid the rest of her worthless life!

I myself was nearly killed when I was just 18 and an uninsured, drunk driver crossed the median divider and hit head on the car in which I was a passenger. Between that and my subsequent experience working on the above cases, I have zero tolerance for people who drink and drive. If you need to get drunk to handle life, and you don't have a sober friend to be the designated driver, than just buy your booze, take it home and get drunk by your charming self. Believe me, when you're drunk, no one but another drunk will really enjoy your company.

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