Driving While Intoxicated
In Texas, a conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI, also referred to as “DUI”) can lead to very serious consequences. Some of these consequences include a driver’s license suspension, jail time, steep fines, community service, Texas DPS (Department of Public Safety) surcharges and probation. Another penalty, that is considered indirect, could be an increased premium on your car insurance.
Needless to say, these penalties can have a disastrous impact on your life moving forward. However, being arrested for any offense does not necessarily mean that it will lead to a conviction. In the event that you are arrested and charged with DWI, it is vital that you contact a qualified Texas defense attorney who may be able to find inconsistencies or weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, which could lead to a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
In the event that you are arrested and charged with DWI, it is vital that you contact a qualified Texas defense attorney who may be able to find inconsistencies or weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, which could lead to a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Texas Penal Code § 49.04: Driving While Intoxicated
According to Texas Penal Code § 49.04, an individual is guilty of DWI if he or she operates a motor vehicle in a public place, while intoxicated. In Texas, an individual is considered intoxicated if he or she no longer has normal control over his or her mental or physical faculties, due to the consumption of drugs and/or alcohol (Tex. Pen. Code Ann. § 49.01).
An individual can also be considered intoxicated if a chemical test shows that their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher. If an individual’s BAC is measured above the legal limit, he or she will automatically be arrested, regardless of their ability to demonstrate normal control over their mental or physical faculties.
San Antonio Police and Texas highway patrol officers may use chemical tests, including breath tests, blood tests, and field sobriety tests to determine whether you have an excessive BAC. It is your right to refuse a DUI test unless police obtain a warrant.
However, when you refuse a test, your license is suspended. You are entitled to an administrative license revocation hearing, where you may contest the suspension along with your legal counsel if you request it quickly enough.
DWI Defense Lawyer in San Antonio, TX
If you have been arrested in San Antonio, Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, or the surrounding areas, The Parent Law Firm is equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to defend you. Dave Parent is a dedicated DUI attorney in Bexar and Kendall County who will work around the clock to ensure that you are put in a position to receive the most favorable outcome possible.
Dave Parent will take your case to trial if necessary to fight against your conviction and will always uphold your most favorable interests. He specifically limits the number of cases that he takes so every client can be assured he or she will receive the highest level of personal attention.
When representing you, Dave Parent believes in being completely transparent so that you are aware of each and every detail surrounding your case. Call The Parent Law Firm today at 210-819-4111 to set up your free consultation.