Driving While Intoxicated
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
Driving While Intoxicated is the allegation that you were operating a motor vehicle in a public place while not having the normal use of your mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of some intoxicating substance in to the body. (usually alcohol, marihuana, or any other central nervous system depressant)
If you are convicted of DWI in Texas the consequences can be severe. The accused is facing up to Six (6) months in jail, more if you are alleged to have a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .15 or higher. (Come and speak with me, I’ll explain how BAC is measured, and how those tests can be unreliable.) Your license is often suspended which can cost between $1,000 to $2,000 per year for three years just to get it back. And that’s just the beginning; future allegations enhance the consequences. Your employment can rest on whether or not you’re acquitted.
Hire an attorney that understands the critical moments in a DWI accusation. Was the officer acting properly when the officer stopped you or first approached you? Was it a lawful interaction? Hire an attorney that understands the Standardized Field Sobriety tests. Did the officer perform those tests and administer them to you in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards? Hire an attorney that used to teach Prosecutors and Police officers how to properly and fairly administer those tests for accurate results.
Did you know Boating While Intoxicated is also an offense? Hire an attorney who has actually tried a case where the accused was operating watercraft. I’ve also had these charges dismissed for a client because the officers weren’t properly administering the SFST’s in a safe location.
Hire an attorney that knows how to challenge law enforcement so that your rights are protected.