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The Colony DWI Lawyer 

The Colony is a city located in Denton County with a population of around forty five thousand. The Colony is known for its wide varieties of activities for all members of a family. The Grandscape is located in The Colony and is known as an entertainment pub filled with restaurants, entertainment venues, shopping experiences and bars. The Law Offices of David Sloane are highly experienced in Denton County and continuously handle matters throughout the area.

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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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Denton County Sheriff's Department

The office of Sheriff responsibilities are prescribed by the legislature (Tex. Const. Art. V section 23). The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is responsible for:

  • Operating the county jails

  • Investigating crimes

  • Making arrests

  • Enforcing traffic regulations on county roads

  • Serving writs

  • Seizing property after judgment

  • Maintaining communications with other law enforcement organizations

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