A DWI conviction can cause devastating consequences. Drivers face large fines, loss of driving privileges, or even jail time. The attorneys at The Jimenez Law Firm, P.C., understand the severity of a conviction and will explore every legal avenue to craft an effective defense unique to your situation. We will work to have your charge minimized as much as possible, but if trial litigation is necessary you'll be represented by an experienced and aggressive defense team.
Many states use the terms DWI and DUI interchangeably. In Texas, however, there is a distinction to be made between the two.
- DWI: Driving while intoxicated, or more commonly referred to as DWI, is gauged by measuring a driver's blood-alcohol content (BAC). If the driver's BAC is .08 or higher, he or she is considered intoxicated. If the driver refuses to breath into a Breathalyzer, that person faces a mandatory revocation of his or her driver's license for one year.
- DUI: DUI, or driving under the influence, is different from DWI. DUI does not require intoxication, like DWI does, but rather it refers to any detectable amount of alcohol.
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In many situations, a first offense can be handled relatively quickly. There are still consequences, but it might be possible to get an occupational license or enroll in a diversion program depending on your county and circumstances. It is important to contact an attorney who can properly defend you. Whether that defense hinges on the legality of the initial stop or the validity of the Breathalyzer results, we will build the strongest defense possible in your situation.
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