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A DWI charge can carry some heavy repercussions that can affect your life, license and freedom. The Art Warren Law Firm can and does offer immediate, straight forward answers to your most pressing questions about your case, possible consequences and how we can make the difference for you. We provide a defense for drivers facing DWI charges with unwavering diligence. Do not be fooled or bullied by the prosecution, we know exactly how they work and we provide our clients and prospective clients with valuable information relevant to their case. We will not allow the prosecution to have free run of your case, we can and will fight back for you.
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Here in Texas, the difference between a DWI and a DUI is very distinct. A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is applied to people who are under 21 years old and is considered a class ‘C’ Misdemeanor. This carries a fine, a driver’s license suspension (during arrest or once receiving the citation/ ticket) as well as a separate suspension of the driver’s license if convicted. Considering the impact that this can have on a persons day to day life, there is the option to request an Administrative License Review hearing, also known as an ALR hearing to challenge the suspension of the license. The hearing must be requested within 15 days of arrest or citation. A DUI citation can be given if the officer requests a breath test and any alcohol is detected. Though a minor may refuse a breath test when arrested, if the officer smells alcohol on the driver they can give them a citation. The penalty is still rather sever and a can have a serious impact.
ADWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is applicable to both minors and adults alike. A person can be arrested for DWI for having consumed either alcohol or drugs (including prescription drugs). A DWI can be proven in several ways and regardless of the use of a breath test, one can still be charged with a DWI. It is incredibly important to consult with an expert DWI and DUI attorney like Attorney Art Warren because here in Texas the laws involving DWI’s get tougher and tighter every year. An individual can be arrested for DWI whether they have consumed alcohol or drugs, even if the drugs are prescription drugs. Whether you take a breath test or not, you can be charged with DWI. DWI can be proven in one of three ways: (1) having a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 or more, (2) not having your normal mental faculties, or (3) not having your normal physical faculties; due to alcohol or drugs.
Consequences of Refusing a Breath or Blood Test:
- If you refuse a breath test, DPS will try and suspend your driver’s license for a period of 180 days if you have never had a DWI before. If you have had a prior DWI or were asked to take a breath test before, the suspension could be two (2) years.
- The fact that you refused a breath test can be used against you in trial. Again, the courts have determined that you have no 5th Amendment protection against self incrimination regarding a Breath or Blood Test.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT YOU ONLY HAVE 15 DAYS TO REQUEST A HEARING TO CHALLENGE YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION.
Consequences of Taking the Breath of Blood Test:
- If you take a breath or blood test and the test reveals that you have an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, your driver’s license will be suspended for 90 days if this is your first DWI, or up to one (1) year if you have a prior DWI or alcohol suspension.
- You just gave the State evidence to convict you.
- Even if you pass the Breath or Blood test, you can still be charged and convicted of DWI.