Austin DWI Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, call the Law Office of Brendan T. Wood. We practice criminal defense and have the experience to fight the state’s accusations against you.

Do You Need An Austin DWI Attorney?

Getting arrested for drunk driving means you face loss of license, hefty fines and possible jail time. The Texas courts are tough on convicted drunk drivers. That’s why you should work with an experienced criminal defense attorney that handles DWI cases and understands how to best defend you. At the Law Office of Brendan T. Wood, we fight DWI charges every day.

Texas follows the nationally-adopted drunk driving standards of .08 BAC for drivers over 21, .04 for commercial vehicle operators, and takes a zero-tolerance position on people under the legal drinking age. These are some of the punishments you could face if convicted.

  • DWI and Minors: The state considers anyone under 21 with to be a minor in terms of DWI. First-time offenders are subject to loss of license, fines, mandatory alcohol education classes, community service and an ignition interlock device being installed on your vehicle. It will take an experienced attorney to have these penalties reduced.
  • Adult DWI: For even a first offense, drivers over 21 face fines up to $2,000, 180 days in jail and license suspension of up to two years. For a second offense, those could escalate to a $4,000 fine, 1 year in jail, and a $2,000 annual surcharge among others. A third conviction could land you in state prison for up to 10 years. The Lone Star State is serious about drunk driving and you need a serious Austin attorney to protect your rights and interests.

Fortunately, the road between a DWI arrest and conviction can be tough when you have a strong defense. The lawfulness of the initial stop can be challenged and breathalyzer results may suffer deficiencies from inexperienced administrators, technical malfunctions, and the external factors can produce inaccurate results.

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