Jan 01, 2016 · DALLAS -- High-profile Mexican attorney Fernando Benitez will represent "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch in his fight to stay in Mexico, CBS affiliate KTVT reported. Benitez has been called a "rock...
Jan 06, 2016 · Fernando Benitez is the attorney who is representing the teen, according to CBS News. Benitez is referred to as a high-profile rock star criminal defense lawyer. He has been hired to fight Couch’s...
Jan 05, 2016 · "They're disguising an extradition as a deportation, and that's not cool," said Ethan Couch's lawyer, Fernando Benitez. Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch's Deportation Delayed Dec. …
Jan 03, 2016 · Ethan Couch and his mother Tonya were detained in Mexico on Monday He has been called a rock star because of his track record in winning cases for high profile clients. It is a label that lawyer...
Fugitive American teen Ethan "affluenza" Couch's newly appointed Mexican lawyer said he took the case to make sure authorities aren't gaming the system by trying to force him back to Texas without proper legal representation.
Couch's mother, Tonya Couch, agreed to be deported to the United States. But Benitez, a high-profile lawyer, intervened in her son's case before the teen could do the same. Benitez said he filed an injunction that delayed the deportation process out of concern his new client was "going to be kicked out of the country without due process."
Criminal defence lawyer Fernando Benitez is no stranger to controversy. He made his name in 2011 after successfully defending Tijuana's former mayor against weapons charges.
Mr Benitez, who declined to say who is funding the case, took on Ethan Couch's case last Tuesday.
"They said this guy didn't stamp his passport on the point of entry so we are going to kick him out," he says.
Brown also said Couch is giving up his legal battle to stay in Mexico. Brown told reporters that Couch’s Mexican attorney, Fernando Benitez, filed a document that would “release an injunction and let the (transfer) process go forward.”
Brown, Patten and prosecutors appeared Tuesday in a Fort Worth court for what was to be a hearing about transferring Ethan Couch’s case from juvenile to an adult court.
Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson has said he believes Couch and his mother fled to Mexico in late November after a video surfaced that appears to show Couch at a party where people were drinking, which would be a violation of his probation.
Lawyers for a Texas teen who cited 'affluenza' as a defense in a deadly drunken-driving wreck may be attempting to stall his deportation to the United States by claiming that Mexican authorities violated his human rights, according to legal experts.
Ethan Anthony Couch (born April 11, 1997) is an American who, at age 16 , killed four people while driving under the influence on June 15, 2013, in Burleson, Texas. Couch was driving while intoxicated and under the influence of drugs, was driving on a restricted license and was speeding in a residential area when he lost control of his vehicle, ...
Mexican authorities transported the pair to immigration offices in Guadalajara for deportation to the United States. Ethan Couch won a delay in his deportation, based on a constitutional appeal in Mexico (see recurso de amparo ), and was transported to a detention facility in Mexico City.
On December 11, 2015, after a video was posted online purporting to show Couch drinking at a party, Couch became the subject of a manhunt, and was listed in the National Fugitive Database after attempts by his probation officer to contact him failed.
Couch's parents are Fred and Tonya. Fred founded Cleburne Metal Works, a metal roofing company, in 1986, and Tonya was a nurse before her license was revoked in 2012. Couch grew up in Burleson and previously attended Anderson Private School. Couch drove himself to school at the age of thirteen.
Fred Couch has previously been charged with evading arrest, theft by check, and assault against his then-wife Tonya, and was convicted of misdemeanor assault in 2000. On August 19, 2014, he was arrested for impersonating a police officer, allegedly displaying a fake badge during a disturbance call, and was later found guilty and sentenced to a year of probation in December 2016. In February 2016, police were called to his home after he allegedly choked his girlfriend, but no charges were filed. In September 2019, he was charged with assault, allegedly having choked his girlfriend with his hands that July.
Couch and his mother were discovered and arrested in Puerto Vallarta, in Jalisco , Mexico on December 28, 2015. Mexican authorities transported the pair to immigration offices in Guadalajara for deportation to the United States.
Timothy and Priscilla McLaughlin, parents of Isaiah McLaughlin, who was another passenger in Jennings' vehicle. The first lawsuit was filed by Maria Lemus and Sergio Molina on behalf of their son, Sergio E. Molina, who was riding in the bed of Couch's truck and suffered a traumatic brain injury.