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DWI (driving while intoxicated) is covered under Texas Penal Code Title 10 Chapter 49. According to Texas DWI law, “intoxicated” means having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, or not having the normal use of your mental or physical faculties due to the introduction of any substance including alcohol or a drug or a combination of the two. You may face DWI charges following an arrest if the police officer has probable cause to believe that your physical and/or mental abilities were not normal due to the introduction of a substance, or if you failed a breath test or blood test by showing a result that was .08% or greater.
Texas DWI Penalties
The penalties for DWI may vary depending not only upon the jurisdiction and the specific offense itself, but also upon the driver’s criminal record, whether a minor was in the vehicle, whether an accident occurred, and whether the driver’s breath or blood alcohol concentration was over .15%. In these situations, the driver may face enhanced penalties.
What follows are some basic penalties which may be associated with a DWI conviction:
- Court costs
- Driver’s license suspension
- Surcharge fees
- Probation fees
- Community service
- Alcohol/drug evaluation
- Alcohol/drug class
- Alcohol/drug counseling
- Ignition Interlock device
Additionally, you may face increased insurance rates and will have the social stigma associated with having a DWI conviction on your criminal record. This is something you will have to disclose in employment interviews and can negatively affect your chances of getting a job.
Trust Our Skilled and Compassionate Lawyers
If you are looking for a lawyer who will give you the aggressive representation you need in the face of serious criminal charges, Dallas County and Collin County DWI lawyer Deandra M. Grant is the person you want to call. Added to her knowledge and experience in this field, Attorney Grant has the dedication and persistence it takes to carry a client through the entire criminal process and during license suspension proceedings, as well. Deandra Grant Law represents clients throughout all of Dallas County and Collin County, Texas. We offer a consultation to discuss your particular charges.