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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 DWI Defense Lawyer to protect your freedom.  

The dedicated Fort Worth DWI Defense Lawyers with 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.  

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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.

DWI Punishment

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 DWI Defense Lawyer to protect their interests, rights, and freedom.

Areas We Serve

The Fort Worth DWI Defense 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  

Contact us today at (817) 349-7118 to request a FREE Consultation Today with the Fort Worth DWI Defense Lawyers at The Law Offices of David Sloane! 

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