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Arrested for DWI in Austin or Round Rock?

Because drunk driving is so dangerous, law enforcement officers can be quick to pull over and arrest an individual for driving while intoxicated (DWI) without taking the necessary precautions to make sure that the individual was actually intoxicated. At Sablatura & Williams, we know what to look for in an arrest in order to build a strong defense. Speak with Austin criminal defense attorney from Sablatura & Williams as soon as possible to learn how we can fight your charges. Our team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your police stop and DWI arrest in order to uncover evidence of police misconduct.

Police Misconduct in DWI Arrests

Police officers are not supposed to pull someone over unless they were tipped off by another driver or unless the officer witnessed unusual driving behavior. If you were pulled over at random, you have grounds for defense. Law enforcement officers must also be sure to conduct field sobriety tests and breathalyzer tests correctly. Any mistake in these areas, such as improper administration of tests or mishandling of test results, could also be grounds for defense.

What Are the Penalties for a DWI in Texas?

"Driving while intoxicated" is when a person "is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place." DWI is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by:

  • Jail for 72 - 180 days
  • Fine of up to $2,000
  • License suspension for up to 2 years
  • Completion of an Alcohol Education Program
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)

DWI with high BAC (0.15% or higher) is a Class A misdemeanor and is punishable by:

  • Jail for up to 1 year
  • Fine of up to $4,000
  • License suspension for up to 2 years
  • Completion of an Alcohol Education Program
  • Installation of an IID for one year

Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Austin, TX

Do not hesitate to consult an Austin attorney if you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Our firm provides outstanding service to each client and will work tirelessly to defend you against such charges and penalties. The lawyers with our firm are seasoned trial lawyers and will never back down in a fight.

Contact our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case directly with an attorney during a free initial case evaluation.