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Deep Ellum DWI Lawyer|Criminal Defense Attorney

Downtown Dallas

Deep Ellum DWI Lawyer 

Deep Ellum is located South of Downtown Dallas and is known as the Live Music Capital of North Texas. Deep Ellum is known for the arts & culture presented throughout the streets. The wide variety of restaurants and bars allows for patrons to embrace and enjoy the uniqueness that Deep Ellum has to offer.

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Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is common when in these entertainment areas. Those accused of DWI face severe consequences, including jail time, driver license suspension, substantial fines, and much more. David Sloane, and his team of dedicated criminal defense lawyers, have the unique and in-depth experience necessary to quickly analyze a DWI case and determine the right defense for you. If you are facing a DWI charge, it is important that you select an experienced and resilient Criminal Defense Attorney.

DWI Texas Penal Code § 49.04

In Texas, a person commits the offense of driving while intoxicated if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.  

The State must prove the following to secure a DWI Conviction:

  1. On or about a date
  2. In the particular county
  3. The defendant operated
  4. A motor vehicle
  5. While intoxicated.

Alcohol v. Non-Alcohol DWI

Did you know, a person can be arrested for DWI without drinking a drop of alcohol?  

Many are shocked to learn the Texas legal definition of “intoxicated” encompasses intoxication by marijuana, prescription medication, and other non-alcohol substances.  

Under the Texas Penal Code, Intoxication is defined as:  

  1. not having the normal use of mental faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, drug, or any other substance into the body,  
  2. not having the normal use of physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, drug, or any other substance into the body, or  
  3. having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.

It is important to note that the first two definitions of “intoxication” are completely subjective – i.e. based on one’s opinion. It is this subjective criterion that can lead to an innocent person being arrested for and charged with DWI.

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Dallas Police Department

The Dallas Police Department is the ninth largest police department in the nation. Chief Eddie Garcia is the 30th police chief of the Dallas Police Department. He was appointed in 2021, he has implemented several policies, procedures, and initiatives helping reduce violent crime throughout the communities. The Dallas Police Department has the resources and manpower to fully convict criminal matters. We have handled many matters from DWI to Manufacturing/Delivery and have achieved the best possible results for our clients.

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