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Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common criminal offenses in Texas. Those accused of DWI face severe consequences, including jail time, driver license suspension, substantial fines, and much more. It is important you select the right Fort Worth DWI lawyer to protect your freedom.
The dedicated Fort Worth DWI Attorneys at the Law Office of David Sloane stand ready to defend those accused of DWI throughout the greater Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. DWI Defense Attorney David Sloane has over 40 years of experience related to DWI investigation, arrest, and defense. As a former Police Lieutenant, David Sloane has specialized training, and has trained other police officers, on the proper administration of the standardized field sobriety tests and Intoxilyzer breath-testing equipment. 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.
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:
- On or about a date
- In the particular county
- The defendant operated
- A motor vehicle
- 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:
- 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,
- 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
- 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.
DWI Penalties in Texas
1st DWI – Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by between 3 and 180 days in jail and/or a maximum $2,000 fine
DWI Open Container – Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by between 6 and 180 days in jail and/or a maximum $2,000 fine
2nd DWI – Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by between 30 Days and 1 year in jail and a fine ranging from $2,000 to $4,000
DWI BAC >/= 0.15 – Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum 1-year jail sentence and/or a fine of up to $4,000
DWI – Child Passenger (<15y/o) – State Jail Felony, punishable by between 180 days and 2 years in state jail facility and/or a maximum $10,000 fine
Felony DWI (DWI 3rd) – 3rd Degree Felony, punishable by between 2 years and 10 years in prison and/or a maximum $10,000 fine
Due to a variety of factors, most District Attorney Offices in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex prosecute DWI cases to the fullest extent permissible under the law. As evidenced in the chart above, a person accused of DWI faces severe consequences if convicted. It is of the upmost importance those accused secure a Fort Worth DWI lawyer to protect their interests, rights, and freedom.
Our Fort Worth DWI Attorney Serves the Following Areas:
The Fort Worth DWI lawyers with the Law Offices of David Sloane defend people accused of DWI throughout the greater Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, including:
- Tarrant County
- Dallas County
- Parker County
- Denton County
- Wise County
- Johnson County
- Hood County
- Ellis County
- Collin County
Falsification of Drug Test Results Reduced to Class C Non-Reporting Probation
Keeping a Gambling Place & Intentionally & Knowingly Operate a Game Room Charges Dismissed
Possession of Marijuana <2oz Unlawful Stop - Charge Dismissed
POSS MARIJ < 2OZ Case Dismissed, Motion to Suppress Granted
Possession of Marijuana 5lbs to 50lbs Case Dismissed - Motion to Suppress Granted
“He is knowledgeable, fun, outgoing, and a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much David for your positive attitude, charisma, and wealth of experience.”- Erich
“If you’re looking for someone that’s gonna have your back and someone that’s going to get the best deal for you, this man right here is your guy.”- Quaran
“He will fight for what he believes is right. Really, he is all you could ask for as a legal representative and a general person.”- Pasquale
“David is a great lawyer that knows what he is doing and cares.”- Josh
“David Sloane and Associates are hands down the best attorneys in the DFW area I can’t recommend them enough.”- Jason