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In an Associated Press Dallas news report, it was revealed that prosecutors would like to issue a stiffer sentence for a teen, after he was convicted of driving drunk and of killing four pedestrians.

People expect to be safe when walking on marked sidewalks, and rightly so. If they are injured, they can call Dallas personal injury attorneys to reimburse them for their medical expenses and pain and suffering.

The trial and sentencing of Ethan Couch has brought about outrage in Texas and on the national level. He had been driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.24%, which is three times the adult legal limit – and he isn’t even an adult. The families of the pedestrians killed have every right to contact Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, although nothing can bring their loved ones back.

Couch also injured two other people, in addition to killing four pedestrians. These people have large medical bills, and Dallas personal injury attorneys can help them to be reimbursed for their expenses, as well as for their suffering and pain.

The judge in the district only gave Couch 10 years on probation after the killing of these pedestrians, even though the prosecutors asked for 20 years in prison, which was the maximum the teen could have received by law. His attorneys argued in court that his affluent parents had coddled him and that he did not feel responsible.

A spokesperson for the DAs office, Melody McDonald, said her office had been flooded with calls during and after the case. Prosecutors thus far had not found any roads that could lead to an appeal of the sentence.

The prosecutor’s office is exploring all available options, even though they have not found an avenue for an appeal. It is also possible that the next Texas legislature will tighten the loopholes in the law for juveniles. Anyone injured or having lost loved ones can call Dallas personal injury attorneys to ensure that justice is served.