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Abilene attorney Burnett found guilty of DWI

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:28:46 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 05 2013 03:57:41 PM CST
Burt Lee Burnett
ABILENE, Texas -

A Taylor County jury found a prominent personal injury lawyer guilty Wednesday of charges including driving while intoxicated.

Burt Lee Burnett, 46, was arrested in January after police said he got into an accident in his 2006 Maserati while under the influence of a substance. Officers said he also had a handgun with him.

Wednesday night, the jury found him guilty of class B misdemeanor DWI (with an accident) and class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of a firearm. He will be sentenced on January 8, 2014. According to a spokeswoman in Judge Robert Harper's office, Burnett could face jail time, probation, fines or a combination of the aforementioned sentences.