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Texas laws concerning driving while intoxicated (DWI) are among the toughest in the nation. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of any amount of alcohol in Brazoria, you need a tough, tenacious Texas DWI defense lawyer on your side. At Scott M. Brown & Associates, we provide aggressive legal representation to protect you against a conviction and the potentially severe penalties you could be facing
Under the Texas Penal Code (Section 49.04) adult drivers in Texas can be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) if they are found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence and with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent. As BAC varies depending on factors such as the individual’s height, weight, gender, and the length of time over which alcohol was consumed, even having as little as two or three drinks over dinner or during a night out with friends could create problems if you are pulled over.
Under Texas law, you can also be charged with DWI if you are under the state BAC limit but are otherwise judged as appearing intoxicated by law enforcement officials. This applies to alcohol as well as other intoxicating substances, including illegal ‘street’ drugs and prescription medications. In this or any situation in which you are accused of DWI, it is important to immediately reach out to Scott M. Brown & Associates. We provide the aggressive legal representation needed to dispute these charges, protecting you against heavy fines, the loss of your driving privileges, and a possible jail sentence.
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The state Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that roughly every 20 minutes, someone is hurt or killed in a DWI-related car accident in Texas. For this reason, the law takes these charges very seriously. If you are stopped, you could be facing the following penalties:
- For a first offense: Fines up to $2,000, 72 hours to 180 days in jail, and a one year suspension of your driver’s license;
- For a second offense: Fines up to $4,000, 30 days to one year in jail, and loss of driving privileges for two years;
- For a third offense: Fines up to $10,000, two to ten years imprisonment, and loss of your driver’s license for two or more years.
These penalties are even more severe if there was a minor present in your vehicle or if your BAC level was .15 or greater. At Scott M. Brown & Associates, our Brazoria DWI lawyer protect you by painstakingly going every aspect of your case and gathering evidence on your behalf. This includes reviewing police reports, collecting statements from witnesses, obtaining pictures and video evidence, and disputing BAC test results and the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop, all with the goal of preventing a conviction and getting your charges dropped or reduced.
To get the aggressive legal representation to protect yourself against DWI charges, reach out and contact Scott M. Brown & Associates. Request a consultation with our Brazoria DWI lawyers to discuss your case and how we can help you.