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Attorney Montford charged with public intoxication

 

By Tony Plohetski | Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 04:56 PM

Prominent Austin lawyer Mindy Montford, who made an unsuccessful bid last year for Travis County district attorney, was arrested and charged with public intoxication in downtown Austin early Saturday.

Austin police arrested Montford, 38, at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of San Jacinto Street, said Roger Wade, spokesman for the Travis County sheriff’s office. She was released at 7:40 a.m.

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Karma’s a bitch . . .

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71 Responses to “Karma, Baby”

  1. I don’t think that it’s true that the FLDS hire alcoholic lawyers. I think working for the FLDS drives them to drink.

    (Mindy Montfort is Annette Jeffs’ attorney. Read about her here: http://coramnonjudice.blogspot.com/2009/06/flds-hearing-in-san-angelo-last-week.html)

  2. Greetings, I believe you are on to something. From all accounts, Mindy is a good, upstanding attorney — former prosecutor, law and order type. I do believe that representing FLDS has taken its toll on more than a few lawyers.

    Like Wally Bugden : http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/jeffs_attorney_arrested

  3. Guess that gives Warren and Annette something to talk about when she visits him — both of their attorneys have been arrested for public intoxication.

  4. They drive me to drink, too!!!

  5. I don’t think you know a thing about alcoholism. Alcoholism is a disease like cancer. It has nothing to do with karma. The FLDS dd not cause this woman to drink. This woman chose to drink herself. If she allowed herself to become so intoxicated that she got arrested, she probably has a drinking problem.

    By the grace of God, my husband has been a clean and sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 19 years. He is living proof that people who suffer from the disease of alcoholism can turn their lives around if they want to.

  6. How do you know it’s not karma?

  7. More proof the FLDS are evil.

  8. First Wally Budgen, now Mindy Monford.

    It sure does make you wonder doesn’t it?

    Lawyers trying to protect polygamists pedophiles … then going a bit off the deep end.

    hmmmmm.

  9. duane (troll) you really should see a doctor about your multiple personality disorder….you really don’t want all the names you have posted here listed do you??? Some of which you use to troll on other boards, poor Pliggy has been blamed for quite a few of your troll posts. You are one sick, sick puppy!

  10. Oh come on ya’ll. It’s part of the vast law enforcement conspiracy to screw the FLDS. Governor Perry has ordered all LE to follow all the FLDS attorneys. See, by following and arresting their attorneys they know they’ll be distracted with their personal issues.

    I know it cause my little tin foil hat told me so.

  11. man, i thought 6th street was the place to be. next time i’m in austin, i’ll have to find out what the attraction is to san jancinto street.

    but yeah, karma’s a

  12. At least Ms Montford wasn’t sitting in the middle of the road like Budgen was,,, L OL

  13. I want one of them hats like yours Ron!!! 🙂

  14. “McNelis said Montford got out of the car at that time to “advise her friend of his rights.”

    He said an officer ordered Montford back into the car, where she sat for about 20 minutes. He said the officer then came back to the car and arrested her, as well as another passenger, on public intoxication charges. He said no further investigation was done before the arrests.”
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    Whoa! It appears that she will beat this easily. She may have drank more than she should, I don’t know her BAC, but as a responsible adult she had a designated driver.

  15. What? The driver was drunk Alinsura,and was arrested. Point being, she should of kept her butt in the car! You dont jump out of a car and run around spouting off crap when you been stopped by a police officer.

  16. If it happens to a lawyer in TX it could happen to the AG in UT.

  17. Anon 8:49,

    San Jacinto Street, where she was arrested, intersects with 6th Street, so she was in the bar/entertainment district.

    Alin,

    BAC is not a factor in a PI arrest like it is in a DWI arrest. Officers are not required to conduct sobriety tests, nor offer a breath test…

  18. she wasn’t keeping sweet

  19. :::laughing our asses off!!!!!::::

  20. More proof the FLDS are evil.

    troll said this on June 9, 2009 at 11:39 PM
    ===============

    So we add “Troll” to duanes handles?

  21. What goes around Karma’s around

  22. What? The driver was drunk Alinsura,and was arrested. Point being, she should of kept her butt in the car! You dont jump out of a car and run around spouting off crap when you been stopped by a police officer.
    ================================================
    The article doesn’t state whether or not the driver was arrested for drunk driving. Anyhow, she complied with the officers request. It further states the other passenger, who didn’t even get out of the car, was arrested as well.

  23. Alin,

    BAC is not a factor in a PI arrest like it is in a DWI arrest. Officers are not required to conduct sobriety tests, nor offer a breath test…
    ==================================================
    If that was true then a person can be completely sober and get a ticket for public intoxication.

  24. “McNelis said the driver of the car also was arrested on a drunken driving charge, but that a judge refused to sign a warrant arresting him because of lack of probable cause.”
    =================================================
    My mistake, it appears that the driver was arrested but it didn’t go anywhere. I’m not sure why.

  25. Alin, at 2:00am in the morning, the driver had an accident by running over a pipe. Police officers can take everyone in the vehicle to jail if they suspect they are drunk, or let’s say if there are drugs found in the car. Happens everyday.

  26. here is another report,didn’t news outlet also with video
    http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/news/local/060909_Mindy_Montford_Arrested_for_PI

  27. the driver had an accident by running over a pipe
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    A pipe lieing down in an alley. A reasonable person would think nothing of running over the pipe which is probably why the judge refused to sign the arrest warrant.
    ===============================================
    Police officers can take everyone in the vehicle to jail if they suspect they are drunk,
    =====================================================
    I afraid they cannot my friend. They cannot take the passengers to jail unless they are a danger to themselves or others.

  28. I think when a drunk passanger gets out of the car and gets in the cops face she is asking for a free ride downtown.

    Settle it in court. Between FLDS court dates.

  29. Guess her legal advice didn’t dazzle the cop.

  30. Which is fine. Both her and the 3rd friend who never left the car can file a wrongful arrest suit.

  31. http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/news/local/060909_Mindy_Montford_Arrested_for_PI

    According to McNelis, Montford went downtown to see a band play in a band. After the show, Montford was a passenger in the car with the band member when the driver hit a pole in an alley.

    The driver moved the car ten more feet away from the pole when police arrived. The police accused the driver of leaving the scene of the accident. The driver tried to explain the situation to the police, but he was soon under investigation for DWI.

  32. What was Mindy Montford doing at a bar at 2:00am when she has children at home?

  33. Alinusara10,

    Anyone can sue for anything. That doesn’t mean anything – and the odds of them winning a wrongful arrest case are extremely slim…

  34. Once they arrested her, during booking wouldn’t it be standard to do a BAC? I know the state that I live in once a person is arrested for DUI or PI even if they make bail they can not be released from jail until 24 hours AFTER their BAC is under the legal limit. They test every hour or so and once the level is below the limit then the person has to wait 24 hours for release. (Not from personal experience but the experience of a friend).

  35. OK so I’m old. Old people get away with things. I admit to having wondered if Theresa Steed’s fake baby was this Mindy Montford’s. I’ll go take my nap now.

  36. LOL @ GrannyToad

  37. alin wrote “The article doesn’t state whether or not the driver was arrested for drunk driving. ”

    Yeah, I guess the pole just jumped out in the street in front of him and there was nothing he could do but run into it…then it seemed like a really good idea to move it before the cops got there. Right.

    Do you justify ANYTHING that has ANYTHING to do with the FLDS?

  38. LadySadie, from what I understand, the law in my state is very similar. The driver would have been BAC’d on the spot as soon as the cop suspected alcohol was involved with the accident.

  39. TexasFLDS wrote “I think when a drunk passanger gets out of the car and gets in the cops face she is asking for a free ride downtown.”

    I’m with you on that one. I thought that learning not to do that was in the Self Preservation 101 class, along with saying yes sir or ma’am.

  40. Yeah, I guess the pole just jumped out in the street in front of him and there was nothing he could do but run into it…then it seemed like a really good idea to move it before the cops got there. Right.

    Do you justify ANYTHING that has ANYTHING to do with the FLDS?
    =====================================================
    Actually I state later on that apparently the driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. I also state that the judge refused to sign the arrest warrant probably because merely driving over a metal pole lieing in the middle of the alley doesn’t justify probable cause in pulling someone over for suspicion of drunk driving. The driver of the vehicle has nothing to do, as far as I know, with FLDS.

  41. Alin,

    No, the judge probably refused to sign the warrant cause the cop didn’t get a breath test done.

    I can tell you, if you ‘ran over a pole lying in the middle of an alley’ then moved your car before the cops got there, it’s closing time at the bar and you smell of alcohol….that will get you a ride down town in my town and on the strip at the beach it will probably get you roughed up AND a trip down town…and I highly recommend that you do not try this anywhere near Bourbon Street. It’s dumb to poke badgers.

  42. So if this isn’t about the FLDS, why are you justifying something asinine?

  43. It wasn’t a pole on the ground Alinusara, it was like a tall metal pole.

  44. For all those that seem to think that can’t keep sweet Mindy was “targeted” because she is an attorney defending Annette Jeffs:

    So you think it is only lawyers that defend the criminals of the FLDS that get arrested for PI?

    Shoot and nobody explained that to former President Bush’s nephew I guess:
    ******
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9373195/

    Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s son arrested
    21-year-old charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest

    AUSTIN, Texas – The youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials said.

    John Ellis Bush, 21, was arrested by agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at 2:30 a.m. on a corner of Austin’s Sixth Street bar district, said commission spokesman Roger Wade.
    *********

    Hmmm…wait isn’t that the same area that “can’t keep sweet Mindy” got picked up????
    ********

    And I really don’t think this Judge has had anything to do with the FLDS case:

    http://www.drunkdrivinglawyers.com/regional-content.cfm/state/fl/Article/8901/Former-Judge-Faced-Impeachment-in-Tampa.html

    Former Judge Faced Impeachment
    FL gov site, Feb 05, 2004

    St. Petersburg Times
    Associated Press
    February 02, 2004

    CLEARWATER FL – The Pasco-Pinellas Circuit Court judge who resigned last week after being reprimanded for public drunkenness did so knowing that he was likely to be impeached.

    **********

    BUT WAIT HERE IS THE REALLY BIG POINT, AS AN ATTORNEY YOU WOULD THINK THAT DUMBBELL MINDY WOULD KNOW THIS:

    *******
    Texas Cracks Down on Drunkeness in Bars

    Get falling-down drunk in a Texas bar and it may cost more than a bruised backside. Try $500 or a few hours in jail.

    The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is sending undercover officers into bars to look for the exceedingly drunk, issuing citations or making arrests for public intoxication even if the patrons haven’t left the building.

    The crackdown is aimed not only at those who are drunk, but at the bars and bartenders who continue to serve them. So far, it has resulted in about 2,200 arrests or citations around the state.

    ***********

    Oh but that’s right it is just a conspiracy against the FLDS. Time to order you new tin foil hats the ones you have aren’t working. Contact Ron in Houston, I sure for the right price he will make new ones up for you.

  45. This is the same Mindy Montford who ran for District Attorney of Austin. Guess it’s good she didn’t win .

  46. I’m pretty sure she knows it — she was a prosecutor in Austin until recently. She did a dumb thing by getting out of the car and mouthing off to the cop. The charges probably won’t even stick or maybe be plead down … but she got to spend the night in jail for screwing up the DUI.

  47. So Mindy was a prosecutor in Austin until recently, wonder if she was the prosecutor on John Bush’s case? He got picked up in the same area for the same offense, I take it that area is well known as a “bar/drinking” district? Most likely the police spend alot of their time patroling the area? And as a former prosecutor Mindy didn’t know this???? Remind me to never use or recommend her as a lawyer. Not the sharpest tack in ths box huh?

  48. Yep she was deputy district attorney,and ran for the office of District Attorney but lost to another woman!

  49. yes lady sadie, where the arrests took place is a well known area for drinking. 6th street is famous for its margaritas so big you can only drink one.

  50. And don’t forget the Jello Shot factory 🙂

  51. I used to work at a company on 2nd Street/downtown Austin. I *stunned* Mindy & her driver were able to find a place to park a car, much less drive it into a pole/pipe. LOL

    Honestly, it’s a big party area – shot bars, boutique restaurants, and band venues — HEAVILY patrolled by both bicycle cops and squad cars.

    The 20-somethings at my work would occasionally (about once a month) talk me into going with them to happy hour in the district. They would sling back mojitos, margaritas & choc-martinis — I’d have my 2 ‘bloody beers’ and a plate of appetizers – ’cause I knew I had 20 miles of driving home.

    POINT IS: there were always LOTS of officers patrolling, anyone who goes to the district knows this. My take is that Mindy musta’ shot her mouth off pretty damn well, because I’ve seen Austin police very delicately handle drunks/street crazies without arresting them. There’s more to this story ~ sez me. 🙂

  52. correction: “I’m” stunned….dang the lack of editing!

  53. Texas Mom, exactly,, we have been many times.. Used to go once a month, had friends who lived in Austin. 6th is very wild after midnight! We would actually rent a room for the night at the Sheraton on 6th st. so we could park our car in the parking garage and only had to walk back to the hotel.
    Lots of bike cops, patrol cars, especially after 12pm
    I have to agree with you on the Mindy Montford deal, they were probably parked illegally in an alley.

  54. Deputydog,

    It really is a fun, raucous (sp?) place to be. The 20-somethings used to goad me into happy hour — because I’d told them so many stories about road trips to Austin, 6th street, when I was in college.

    It was really the only place for REAL live music *back in the day*…and there were WAY more shops and hippie hang-outs, now it’s $30-a-plate restaurants and shot bars, but hey….I’ve got a lovely daughter to raise now — so things change as they should. Though I must admit I still retain a bit of the *wild oats* when it comes to walking down 6th street.

    However….I NEVER mouth-off to cops. Damn, that’s just stupid/drunk. (hee)

  55. I agree with Alinusara. In Texas, the police officers do not have to give sobriety tests or blood alcohol level tests to arrest people for public intoxication. So, yes, a person could be totally completely sober and arrested for public intoxication.

    Texas police officers often arrest teenagers for “minor consuming alcohol” without giving them a sobriety test or testing their blood alcohol level. The teenagers may not be drunk, but they get arrested simply because the police officers don’t like the way they blink their eyes.

  56. I don’t think Ms. Montford is guilty. I think the police officer was mad because she gave the driver legal advice — something a lawyer might do in those circumstances.

    It is possible that the police officer has a grudge against Ms. Montford because she represented Annette Jeffs. If so, the police officer’s bigotry is showing.

  57. April Day: “It is possible that the police officer has a grudge against Ms. Montford because she represented Annette Jeffs. If so, the police officer’s bigotry is showing.”

    Oh please….a party district cop, at 2:00 in the morning — having ANY knowledge or concern for Annette Jeff’s lawyer. hahahaha! wow, just…wow.

  58. April Day said this on June 10, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    The teenagers … get arrested simply because the police officers don’t like the way they blink their eyes.

    BOY that sure sounds familiar! Can you say Colorado City Police?

  59. April Day said this on June 10, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    It is possible that the police officer has a grudge against Ms. Montford because she represented Annette Jeffs. If so, the police officer’s bigotry is showing.

    Sorry, but I highly doubt that this probably overworked police officer even knows who Ms. Montford is, much less that she represents Annette Jeffs. This poor police officer probably has no idea who Annette Jeffs even is.
    People keep trying to spin a conspiracy theory but I bet if you undertook a “Jay Leno kind of asking/interviewing the people on the street” approach that the majority of them would have no idea about who Warren Jeffs, Mindy Montford or Annette Jeffs are.

    Try it, I think you will be greatly surprised and agree with me.

  60. I don’t get the point of why this article is here or commented on

  61. Here is an article that seems to me to be more relevant of discussion

    ://www.star-telegram.com/legislature/story/1424581.html

    Groups urging Perry to veto bill that would increase CPS’ powe

  62. A young lawyer I once knew was with my pals when they were pulled over. She immediately shot off her mouth: “I’m a lawyer and…”

    Busted. The story lives on among our friends for what not to do when stopped by a traffic cop.

  63. HHG, this is Annette Jeffs’ attorney, is all. I can never resist making the obvious joke, and here was one about the FLDS driving Mindy Montford and Walter Bugden to drink. But I like FLDS Texas’ joke better: “Guess that gives Warren and Annette something to talk about when she visits him.”

    Hint to Deb Lee: It really is a drag having to explain or justify a joke.

  64. “It is possible that the police officer has a grudge against Ms. Montford because she represented Annette Jeffs. If so, the police officer’s bigotry is showing.

    April Day said this on June 10, 2009 at 10:06 PM ”

    =============

    REALLY? He is out looking for her because she represents a Jeffs?

    Or ya think because she foul mouthed a cop while barely able to stand?

    How about the cop who arrest Wally Budgeon in Utah, he a bigot too? That was a big story in Utah.

    Funny thing was, the arrest was made because a concerned citizen saw a drunk playing on the highway and called it in.

  65. i agree with those who say this cop probably never heard of the jeffs family and could care less who represented them. he lives in austin, not san angelo. if mindy had stayed in her car like a good citizen and not jumped out and interfered with a police matter she wouldn’t have been a part of the story.

  66. HHG why would you want anyone to be interested in Texas roads or whatever that’s about?

    Are you a Texas taxpayer and voter?

  67. I have to admit being entertained by miz day’s personal admissions about what’s apparently been her “6th Street Experiences” given her juvenile perspective.

    Do you pay taxes and vote in Texas yet? Things do appear different from the other end of the lens, you’ll see.

  68. That was one healthy 72 yr old lady, and she had a chip on her shoulder.

    I suppose there was some crap gone wrong in her life, why she decided to take it out on the cop who knows, bad idea.

    She pulled a Mindy Montford.

    DOH!

  69. This is getting to be as nutty as french thinking they run USA or closer, Arizona taking on Texas business when it’s none of their own.

    All this smoke and mirrors, is it intentional distraction because Texas appears to be prosecuting its laws, the same general laws UT and AZ have had but those states look away as the children are sexually and otherwise abused?

    If you prefer to protect criminals that’s your business. Luckily it is our business too!

  70. I’m cracking up now at this new notion that Texans would have any notion of getting all respectful at names like Jeffs, Jessop, Steed, Rulon, whatever. Are those people that full of themselves?!

    We do know who John Wayne was.

  71. Jeffs’ lawyer reaches plea deal in case
    June 13th, 2009 @ 3:36pm

    ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has agreed to a plea deal on a misdemeanor intoxication charge.
    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=6809565

    Walter “Wally” Bugden was arrested Feb. 7 by Ivins police and booked into jail. He was charged with class C misdemeanor intoxication.

    Court records show Bugden pleaded no contest to the charge as part of a plea in abeyance on April 16 in Washington County Justice Court. The records show he also paid a fee of $182.

    Bugden, 58, represented Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in a 2007 criminal trial.

    A St. George jury convicted Jeffs on two first-degree felony counts of rape as an accomplice for his role in the marriage of an underage girl.

    (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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