If you have been stopped and charged with DWI / DUI in Texas, you probably have a lot of questions. What is .08 blood alcohol concentration? What if I refused to take the breathalyzer test? What if I was told I failed the Field Sobriety Tests? Is there any way to keep my license while awaiting trial? These are all good questions which require the skill and experience of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer to answer fully.
What Is It?
You may be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) if you have been determined to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more while driving a motor vehicle. You may also be charged with DWI if you are believed to have lost the normal use of mental or physical faculties by the introduction of alcohol or drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs. By contrast, the offense driving under the influence (DUI) is committed when a person 20 years or younger operates a motor vehicle in a public place while having any detectable amount of alcohol in the his or her system.
To have the opportunity to protect your license, you must ask for an Administrative License Hearing within 15 days of the arrest. You may be able to keep your license from that hearing, but even if your license is suspended, you may be able to receive an occupational drivers license if you qualify.
The aggressive, effective criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Clancy & Clancy are experienced in all the administrative, civil and criminal aspects of DWI/DUI defense and have been helping people in the Dallas – Fort Worth area minimize the impact of a DWI / DUI arrest on their lives for over 40 years.
We Will Guide You
If you have been charged with DWI / DUI, you are facing the problems associated with losing your driver’s license, the stigma of a DUI / DWI conviction and the possibility of jail time and heavy fines if this is not your first arrest. At Clancy & Clancy, we have the experience and training to guide through the complex series of hearings and court appearances necessary for a successful DWI / DUI defense, and we can help you avoid the harshest penalties, the heaviest fines and the other consequences that can come from a conviction on a DWI / DUI charge. We will answer all your questions clearly and objectively and provide straightforward legal analysis. Call Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Clancy & Clancy. Email us or call (214) 740-9955 to schedule a consultation.