Defense lawyer Jay Tiftickjian and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar collaborated on the 2013 Annual DUI Conference in Breckenridge last week. The annual DUI conference is to educate and update Colorado DUI attorneys, both public defenders and private defense lawyers.
One of the many local and national speakers was Jamie Balagia, otherwise known as The DWI Dude. Balagia is a DUI defense attorney that litigates DWI cases in Texas. With over 35 years experience in the criminal justice system as a police officer and criminal defense attorney, he is well respected across the country. Balagia was a member of the Austin Police Department from 1978 until 1990 before attending the School of Law at the University of Texas. Balagia has represented hundreds of clients throughout Central and South Texas.
At the Colorado seminar, Balagia discussed his prior experience as a DUI police officer and how he deals with police officers during cross-examination in DUI trials. The energy and emotion that The Dude puts into every case clearly came across during his passionate presentation. It goes without saying that all the Denver attorneys in attendance left with a jump in their step.
If you’ve been arrested for a DWI in Texas, you need the DWI Dude. If you have been arrested in Colorado, you may have to settle for a DUI attorney other than the Dude.