If you have been arrested for a DWI or other alcohol related offense, you need an experienced attorney familiar with every aspect of alcohol related offenses. Austin DWI attorney Scott C. Smith has been fighting drunk driving cases in Texas for over 30 years. Contact us if you want an effective and knowledgeable attorney on your side.
DWIs in Texas
In Texas, you commit a DWI any time you “drive while intoxicated”. Texas law defines intoxication as one of two things:
- Physical or mental impairment due to consumption of alcohol or drugs (including medication)
- A blood alcohol content of above 0.08%.
The consequences for a DWI depend on a number of variables. For example, punishment for a DWI with a minor in the car is greater than for a DWI where you were the only one in the car. Additionally, people who have had a DWI conviction before face bigger consequences than people who haven’t. For more information on Texas DWI laws, click here. Then click here to learn more about what to do if you are pulled over for a potential DWI.
When you face an alcohol-related charge, one of the most important things an attorney can do for you is challenge incorrect evidence and procedure. Both blood and breath tests can give false results. In addition to the tests’ unreliability, officers can make mistakes in evaluating your sobriety. Because he has seen these errors in so many cases, Mr. Smith knows how important it is to understand every aspect of your arrest. He is a certified NHTSA Standard Field Sobriety Test Practitioner, so he knows the ins and outs of the testing process and he can question and challenge the officers who arrested you. Additionally, he works closely with experts in breath and blood testing so that he can defeat charges based on wrong tests. Finally, he treats every case with care, because every detail is important in cases like these.
If you have questions about what to do if you are stopped for a DWI, see frequently asked questions about DWIs. For an experienced and aggressive Austin DWI attorney on your side, call (512) 474-6484.