Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

A Few Preliminary DWI Matters

Chances are, if you consume alcohol in any place but your home, you’ve probably driven your car while somewhat impaired.  Depending on your tolerance levels, body mass, rate of alcohol consumption, and food intake, you will be affected by the intoxicating effects of alcohol.  This means that you have, at the very least, exposed yourself to criminal prosecution for driving while intoxicated.

The laws in Texas governing driving while intoxicated make little distinction between a person who has a .08 blood alcohol concentration and a person who has a .24 BAC. They’re both punished severely, and they both take enormous amounts of resources, time, and energy to defend.  Even a person whose BAC is less than .07 faces potential prosecution, since the laws in Texas allow prosecution for DWI when a person’s mental or physical faculties are compromised due to the introduction of alcohol.  (Note that individuals whose BAC is greater than .08 but whose tolerance for alcohol allows them to mask mental or physical impairments are likewise subject to prosecution for having a BAC greater than .08.)

If you have been arrested for DWI in Houston or other parts of Texas, contact the Choate Firm as soon as possible to schedule a consultation; there are very important deadlines that happen very soon after the arrest that you will not want to miss.

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