Driving While Intoxicated in Texas
If charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), two types of sanctions can be imposed: Criminal and Administrative. The possible criminal consequences range from probation to incarceration. The administrative consequences occur in the form of driver’s license fines and restrictions.
If arrested for DWI, an administrative hearing must be requested within 15 days of the arrest; otherwise, the person’s license is subject to automatic suspension. Other possible restrictions imposed include, but are not limited to, license surcharges and mandatory installation of a device that requires a breath sample before operating the vehicle.
Criminal punishment depends largely on the facts of the case. For example, intoxication plus causing an accident and/or injury can result in a more serious sentence than a routine stop that reveals intoxication.
Regardless of the case, one can benefit from an attorney that effectively evaluates the evidence on your behalf and aggressively advocates for your case. Contact Scott D. Reiner to consult about your DWI defense.