Fredericksburg DUI Lawyers
Texas has a Zero Tolerance policy for minor drivers under the age of 21. A minor found to be operating a motor vehicle in Fredericksburg with any detectable alcohol in their system can be cited or arrested for either Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The ramifications are severe in either case, with administrative penalties and life-long consequences.
What is a DUI in Fredericksburg?
DUI is a Class C Misdemeanor in Texas. A minor commits the offense of DUI, if they are found to be operating a motor vehicle in a public place while having alcohol in their system.
- What is the legal limit for DUI in Fredericksburg?The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for DWI is above 0.08. However, for DUI, the legal limit is 0.1. Any detectable amount is too much. Officers are not required to request blood or breath specimens, instead relying on training and experience to determine if alcohol has been ingested.
What are the penalties for DUI in Fredericksburg?
A first-time DUI charge in Texas is a Class C Misdemeanor. The maximum fine is $500.00. A conviction for this offense is permanent, and results in a driver license suspension. Defendants also face court-ordered drug and alcohol awareness classes, as well as community service, and driving safety courses.
- How much does a DUI in Fredericksburg cost?Over $1,000.00 in expenses, fines and fees. However, it’s impossible to quantify the potential cost of lost income and opportunity associated with a permanent conviction.
- How long does DUI Stay on your record in Texas?Forever. A conviction for DUI in Fredericksburg is permanent and never automatically falls off one’s record.
- Will a DUI affect a background check?Yes. A DUI conviction will show up on background checks and security clearances, and must be disclosed on school and scholarship application.
- Can you go to jail for DUI in Fredericksburg?No. Class C Misdemeanors are only punishable by fine and probation in Texas.
What is the difference between DWI & DUI in Fredericksburg?
DUI is a Class C Misdemeanor that only applies to minors under the age of 21. The legal limit for a DUI charge is 0.1. Minors are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle with any detectable alcohol in their system.
DWI is a Class B Misdemeanor (unless enhanced). It is legal for an adult to operate a motor vehicle with alcohol in their body, so long as their BAC is under 0.08 at the time of operation.
- Can a minor be charged with DWI in Fredericksburg? Yes. Minors can be prosecuted as an adult if charged with DWI. A first-time DWI charge in Texas is a Class A or B misdemeanor. The maximum fine is $6,000.00, and the maximum jail sentence is 12 months. A conviction for this offense is permanent, and results in a driver license suspension.
- Is it worth fighting a DUI or DWI charge in Fredericksburg?Yes. It is critical to fight DUI and DWI charges in Gillespie county. The consequences of a conviction for either are expensive and permanent. It is critical to do everything possible to protect your rights and preserve your future.
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DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED .15
Driving facts involved failing to maintain a single lane and speeding. Client refused breath test and forced law enforcement to obtain search warrant for blood. Blood test result was not used after challenge from Defense, and State waived and abandoned charge.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Client was a college student, worried about the collateral consequences of an alcohol offense. After negotiation and review of the traffic stop, the case was dismissed. Client received no criminal conviction. The charge was later expunged and deleted from client’s record.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED .15+
Client was involved in minor accident. Client was at fault in accident. A young executive, client was concerned that a criminal conviction for DWI would result in termination. After review of the traffic stop, it was clear the officer lacked probable cause for arrest. State eventually dismissed DWI charge. Client received no criminal conviction.
Client, a military veteran, was facing up to one year in jail. State could not prove intoxication by alcohol, and was prepared to proceed on loss of use by marijuana. After challenging the State to prove that marijuana was ingested at or near time of driving, and that marijuana impaired client’s driving, the State dismissed the case on the day of trial.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Driving facts involved a false claim by police that taillight was out. After challenging the reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop, the State was forced to dismiss the case when video did not match police report. Client has since expunged arrest, and has no criminal record.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Client is a public school teacher and faced immediate termination upon conviction. The facts of the case were bad. State was unwilling to budge in negotiation, and matter was set for trial – the last shot at avoiding a conviction and preserving client’s livelihood. State was forced to dismiss on day of trial. Client has no criminal record, and has since expunged the DWI arrest.
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