Austin DWI Lawyer

Austin DWI Attorney

Helping Austinites in Challenging Times

You were driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a serious criminal offense that can result in severe financial, professional, and personal costs. Therefore, if you face DWI charges, you must protect yourself as soon as possible by hiring an experienced criminal defense that can help you avoid harsh penalties.

Our Austin DWI lawyers can help you handle your DWI case. Contact us online or via phone at (512) 991-0576 to schedule a consultation with our criminal defense team.

What is Driving While Intoxicated IN aUSTIN, TEXAS?

In Austin, Texas, DWI refers to the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated by either drugs or alcohol. Texas law defines intoxication through two distinct conditions:

1) not having the regular use of mental or physical faculties because of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other sense into the body


2) a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above 0.08

It is important to note that the first condition allows an Austin officer to accuse you of a DWI regardless of your blood alcohol concentration. An officer in Austin only needs probable cause indicating that you are intoxicated, usually denoted through observations of the driver's appearance, odor, behavior, the presence of alcohol, and a series of field sobriety tests.

The second condition is a more objective measure of signifying intoxication. For example, a DWI blood test of 0.08 or above can result in a DWI charge for adults, while a BAC above 0 can result in a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge for minors.

Both DWI & DUI charges can have extreme consequences.

dui-DWI Penalties in Austin

Austin DWI charges can result in severe penalties. The extent of the penalty depends on the number of previous offenses.

1st DWI Offense: The first offense can result in a fine of up to $2,000, jail time between 3-180 days, license suspension of up to 2 years, and mandatory DWI education.

2nd DWI Offense: The second offense can result in a fine of up to $4,000, jail time between 1 month and 1 year, license suspension of up to 2 years, and mandatory DWI education.

3rd+ DWI Offense: Three or more offenses can result in a fine of up to $10,000, jail time between 2 to 10 years, license suspension of up to 2 years, and mandatory DWI education.

A top rated DUI-DWI attorney is invaluable when facing a DWI charge. Having a criminal defense attorney on your side with extensive experience in DWI cases can be the difference between a DUI-DWI dismissal and possible jail time.

Start your criminal defense as soon as possible to fight a potential suspension of your driver's license.

To Get in Touch With a DWI Lawyer Austin Residence Knows Has Their Backs, Contact Our Office Online or via Phone at (512) 991-0576.

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