DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED | DWI
riving While Intoxicated, or DWI, charges are among the most common in Texas. You can get a DWI for being intoxicated on almost anything, which means a blood-alcohol level over .08, or the loss or your normal physical or mental faculties. If you are charged with DWI over .08, you are facing a Class B Misdemeanor. If you are charged with a DWI over .15, you are facing a Class A Misdemeanor. In either case, you face the loss of your license, fees, expenses, surcharges, classes, probation, and jail time. Your third DWI is going to be charged as a felony. Thanks to public pressure from organizations like MADD, there is no deferred adjudication for a DWI, and there is mandatory jail time for all DWI convictions. Don’t forget about the high fees you are going to have to pay for your Interlock steering wheel breathalyzer, your in-home breathalyzer, your probation fees, or your court costs, and your donations to MADD and Crime Stoppers. The good news is that the Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures, and Texas statutes mandate that the cops follow very specific procedures when conducting their DWI investigations. Other good news lies in the fact that clients frequently look great on video, cops don’t have probable cause to stop and/or investigate you for DWI, and that blood-alcohol levels sometimes don’t add up when compared to your field sobriety test performance. You need an aggressive DWI trial lawyer to investigate your case, defend you, and take your case to trial if you aren’t interested in the State’s offer. Contact me for a free consultation.