1st DWI in Texas
Lake Jackson DWI Lawyer for Houston-Area
Our team at JM Davis Law PLLC is passionate about protecting our clients' rights. We understand how a drunk driving offense can turn your life upside down. Knowing that our team is on your side, protecting you during this stressful time, can provide you with great peace of mind. If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) / driving while intoxicated (DWI), call JM Davis Law PLLC immediately for a free consultation with a Lake Jackson DWI defense attorney.
Facing charges for a 1st DWI in Texas? Contact our firm today to start discussing your defense!
DWI Laws in Texas
If you are stopped while driving and you test above the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC), you may be charged with driving while intoxicated. In most cases, the legal limit in the state of Texas is one to two drinks. Factors such as height, weight, and whether or not you had something to eat will affect your BAC.
Penalties for a 1st DWI in Texas may include:
- Jail time
- Steep fines
- Driver's license suspension
- Increased auto insurance rates
- A mark on your criminal record
- Possible limits on educational and professional opportunities
Can I Refuse to Take a BAC Test?
If the law enforcement officer who pulls you over suspects that you have been drinking, he or she will typically ask that you perform a chemical test. This test will require a sample of your blood, urine, or breath. In the state of Texas, drivers are subject to what is known as an "implied consent law," which can be found in section 724.011 of the Texas Transportation Code. This law states that anyone who accepts the privilege of operating a motor vehicle in the state has effectively given their 'implied consent" to submit to a chemical test at the request of a law enforcement official for the purpose of determining their sobriety.
Turn to JM Davis Law PLLC to Fight Your DWI Charges
If you are facing charges for your first time DWI in Texas, you need the help of an experienced attorney that knows the law inside and out. Having the skilled representation of a DWI lawyer behind you can help you significantly in fighting the penalties you could face if convicted.
Learn more about protecting your license and your freedom after your first DWI arrest by contacting JM Davis Law PLLC at (855) 390-0455 for a free case evaluation today!