AUSTIN -- Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has been sentenced to jail for 45 days, and her license will be suspended for 180 days, after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and an open container violation.
The sentence is the harshest given by Travis County for a first time DWI offense.
On Friday Lehmberg made her first court appearance. KVUE was told that the DA hopes serving jail time will help the public forgive her mistake, since she hopes to stay in office. She says she is "extremely sorry" and takes the sentence seriously.
Her attorney, David Sheppard, discussed the details of the case with the media. Click the player above to watch his full interview.