Austin DWI Defense Attorney
Fight Your DWI with an Experienced Lawyer
In Texas, it is illegal to drive or be in control of a motor vehicle while your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. If your BAC is found to be at this level while operating a motor vehicle, then you will be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
DWI Penalties in Texas
Drunk driving is a serious offense that carries severe penalties upon conviction. For a first DWI conviction, you will face a minimum of three days in jail; this can be increased to six days if there was an open alcohol container in your vehicle at the time of your arrest.
You could also face penalties such as fines, driver's license suspension, and ignition interlock device (IID) installation. An IID acts like a breathalyzer that you must blow into every time you go to drive your car. The IID will not allow your vehicle to start if it detects even a small amount of alcohol in your system.
There are many other penalties that can be added to your sentence depending on a number of factors. If you are under 21 and you are charged with DWI, then your penalties could be severe. If you have multiple DWI convictions, then you could face increased penalties including felony charges. There are ways to defend, including against breath and blood tests.
Get Professional Defense Against DWI Charges
The Law Office of Richard T. Jones has been defending the criminally accused residents of Austin, Texas for more than 20 years with a long history of success. If you have been arrested and charged with the crime of DWI, then you need skilled representation on your side that can aggressively defend your rights.
Attorney Jones handles each case with the care and attention that it deserves. If you choose to work with him, then you can be sure that you will receive the representation that you need for your situation.