Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a crime that pertains to those individuals under the age of 21 years who have any detectable amount of alcohol in their system but are not otherwise intoxicated. This is a zero-tolerance crime in Texas. While jail is not a possible consequence, there are other significant consequences which the Hersom Law Firm can assist you in avoiding, including suspension of your driver’s license, fines, surcharges from the State of Texas, and insurance cancellation or premium increases.
In Texas the violation of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) results any time you are intoxicated while operating a vehicle in a public place. The intoxication may be caused by alcohol, illicit drugs, prescribed medication, or any other substance that affects your normal functions and capacity.
DWI may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the facts of your case including prior convictions, alleged level of intoxication, and if children were present in the vehicle.
A conviction for DWI is a permanent criminal record and can result in jail or prison time, fines, surcharges, loss of driving privileges, loss of employment, and negatively impact your credit among other consequences.
Let the Hersom Law firm assist you in protecting your rights and defend you in your DWI case. We will help you make sense of the case and help you obtain your best results.