A Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge is a common one and yet there exist many misconceptions about this criminal charge.
Being aware of your rights can help you stay on the right side of the law when charged with DWI. You face this charge if your blood alcohol level is found to be higher than 0.08 or if your driving is hazardous, irrespective of the amount of alcohol in your blood.
While a DWI charge may be a common one in Texas, the penalties are by no means light. If you’re caught for the third time, you could face a jail time of two years. Jail is mandatory, and if you wish to avoid imprisonment and the harmful effects of a criminal record against your name, then you need to employ a lawyer who knows how to argue your case to weaken the prosecution’s arguments and also get you a plea deal.
Texas follows implied consent laws.
These laws stipulate that if you’re driving, you have given your consent for a breathalyzer test. Refusal can lead to a suspension of your driving license.
The onus is on the state to prove that you were intoxicated while driving a vehicle on public property. You need a strong defense that knows the laws governing DWI in Texas, the difference between DWI and DUI, and the various penalties associated with driving while intoxicated. Call us today for secure and zealous representation for your DWI or DUI.