In Texas, if a person 21 and over gets pulled over with any alcohol or drugs in their system, they are liable to be charged with a DWI. The consequences can be disastrous for the person being charged. However, not every offense will lead to a conviction. Having the right DWI attorney can help the case.
What is the Texas BAC (blood alcohol concentration) limit?
For those 21 and over, the BAC limit is 0.08%. However, this is lower if you are a commercial driver. In that case, the BAC limit is 0.04%.
What can happen after you are charged with a DWI?
There are a few consequences that can come from being charged with a DWI. The worst being a hefty fine as well as jail time. However, there are other possible consequences including license suspension for up to two years as well as an education program.
Can you save a license from being suspended?
It’s possible, but it needs to happen quickly. You only have 15 days from the day that you were arrested to request an ALR (Administrative License Revocation) hearing. Be sure to contact an experienced DWI attorney as soon as possible after being charged.
Will a DWI always be on your record?
In some cases, yes. In others, you may be eligible for a nondisclosure if you are convicted.
Do you need a Texas DWI attorney?
To be convicted of a DWI in Texas, it must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Let Stockard, Johnston, Brown & Netardus, P.C. help navigate you through this process. Please schedule a meeting with one of our DWI attorneys today. We will take the time to understand your issue and do our best to get you the outcome that you deserve.