Texas Celebrity DWI Lawyer Tyler Flood Explains Texas DWI Laws

July 8, 2020

Texas drunk driving laws are stringent. If you operate an automobile in public place while you are intoxicated, under Texas laws, you have committed a DWI offense. The intoxication could occur due to consumption of alcohol or drugs (or both). If your breath or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is found to be .08 or above, it will mean that you were intoxicated.

However, in case of drugs, it may not be possible to immediately determine their presence in your bloodstream. Therefore, if you are not able to make the normal use of your physical or mental faculties because you have consumed drugs, you will qualify as intoxicated under the law. Texas high net worth DWI lawyer Tyler Flood and his legal team are committed to fighting for your rights if you have been arrested on the charges of driving while intoxicated. 

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A law enforcement officer can ask you to take a field sobriety test as well as a breathalyzer test to determine your impairment due to alcohol or drugs. The law also prohibits you to carry an open container of alcohol in your vehicle, and you could be fined up to $500 as a driver or passenger. Texas celebrity DWI lawyer Tyler Flood will discuss the best possible defense strategy with you for a favorable outcome.

DWI in Texas with a Child in Your Vehicle  

If you are arrested for DWI while you had a child passenger in your vehicle (a child below 15 years) you could face child endangerment charges. The penalties for this offense include:

·        Imprisonment of up to two years

·        Up to $10,000 in fines

·        Driver’s license suspension for 180 days

Penalties for DWI Offenses

Texas high net worth DWI lawyer Tyler Flood advises that if a police officer has stopped your vehicle, be prepared to show your vehicle registration, driver’s license, and insurance documents. If you refuse to submit yourself to a breath or blood test, it will automatically result in the suspension of your driver’s license for 180 days. DWI penalties in Texas will vary according to how many DWI convictions you have had in the past.

First Offense

·        Imprisonment for 3 days to 180 days

·        Up to $2,000 in fines

·        Up to one year suspension of driver’s license

Second Offense

·        Imprisonment for 1 month to 12 months

·        Up to $4,000 in fines

·        Up to two years suspension of driver’s license

Third Offense

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·        Imprisonment for 2 to 10 years

·        Up to $10,000 in fines

·        Up to two years suspension of driver’s license

It is notable that if you get convicted two more times for DWI within five years, you will be required to install an alcohol detector ignition switch which will prevent vehicle operation if you are drunk.

Talk to a Trusted and Reputable Texas Celebrity DWI Lawyer

Experienced Texas high net worth DWI lawyer Tyler Flood and his legal team have deep domain expertise in the area of DWI defense. Depending on the facts of your case, we may use potential defenses, such as duress, necessity, or involuntary intoxication to help bolster your legal standing.

We can question the accuracy or propriety of the DWI test, the legality of the traffic stop, or the conduct of the police officer. Call us 24/7, 365 at 713.224.5529 to set up a confidential consultation with our attorneys or contact us online.  


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