Drug DWIs, Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs can be found in the Texas Penal Code, Chapter 49. DWI is the same statute or law, regardless of whether intoxication is teh result of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or alcohol. Drug DWI: Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs when your blood alcohol level reaches a .08% or when illegal drugs or prescription drugs rise the level that might impair driving. Travis County has been increasing Prosecution of Drug DWI: Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs.
Drug DWIs, Driving While Intoxicated by Drug laws in Texas make it illegal for a person to drive after taking drugs (whether illegal drugs or prescribed drugs or pills). Travis County Texas prosecutors are charging Drug DWI: Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs very frequently now.
In addition, the Texas Department of Public Safety is involved in suspending your license from an arrest for a Drug DWI, Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs, through an administrative hearing, which generally requires a written request to be filed by you or your Lawyer 10 days after arrest. The arresting officer typically will hand you a temporary license. It is important to contact an Lawyer quickly in order to argue at the DPS ALR hearing to save your driver's license. A Lawyer can help!Read about Suspended Licenses
DWI punishment differs from case to case, depending on the levels of drugs in a person's system, whether there was an accident, if there are priors, and the overall strngth or weakness of the case. Many Drug DWI: Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs cases can be reduced to a non-DWI offense. Some Drug DWI: Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs carry probation sentences, while some require mandatory jail time. Some people may avoid probation or jail and complete alternative programs or SWAP.
There are far too many Drug DWI potential defenses to list on this page alone. Read more information from a Lawyer on DWI & Alcohol Offenses in Austin, Travis County in our Complete DWI Lawyer Defense Guide
Hiring a Lawyer can mean the difference between a dismissal and conviction. A Lawyer knows the law. A Lawyer can gauge the strength of the case, and a lawyer can research legal issues, such as illegal searches, procedure, and supression motions. A lawyer can protect your rights. Plus, a lawyer can typically go to court for you. Lawyer Fees end up often being cheaper than paying the fine, going to court, missing work, paying for parking, court costs, surcharges, etc... Don't go to Court until you at least speak with a Lawyer.
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