Friday, May 7, 2021

“DWI Dude,” James Balagia off to jail

For years Texans charged with DUI and drug possession turned to the attorney known as the “DWI Dude.” James Morris Balagia touted his skills in getting people accused of serious crimes off or their charges lowered. His motto; “Busted? Call the dude!”
Balagia was sentenced to 188 months. Balagia, 65, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for pocketing money from drug traffickers. He claimed he could bribe officials for favorable treatment in their cases.
Balagia was ratted out by the drug dealers he tried to rip off.