Austin DWI LawyerThere are serious consequences that come along with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) conviction in the state of Texas. Your license may be suspended. You will be required to pay expensive fines and court costs. You will even spend time in jail.
DWI law is very intricate. If you have recently been arrested for drunk driving, you must immediately find an attorney who is well-versed in Texas’s drinking and driving laws. A good attorney may mean the difference between life-altering penalties and the life you knew before your arrest.
A first-time DWI offense is a Class B Misdemeanor. The law states that “a person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.” The prosecutor may make his or her case by demonstrating that the driver did not have the normal use of physical faculties, mental faculties, and had a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .08 percent or higher.
It is important to note that even if you have a prescription, if a substance makes you intoxicated, you may be found guilty of DWI.
There are additional elements that may make your case more difficult. If you have had a previous DWI conviction, you are facing increased jail time, fines, and a longer driver’s license suspension. You will also face more problems if you assaulted someone or committed manslaughter with your vehicle while intoxicated.
You will also face charges of “endangering a child” if you are arrested for DWI with a minor in the car.
Ken Gibson is here to help you. Mr. Gibson is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
Mr. Gibson has been trained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how to administer standardized field sobriety tests. This is the same training that law enforcement agents receive. He uses his inside knowledge of police procedures to benefit his clients.
It is important to remember that you can fight your DWI charges! If you are interested in discussing your case with Mr. Gibson, please fill out our online form today.
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