Fighting Drunk Driving Charges
People of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and income levels are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). At Hildreth & Rueda, we know that it can happen to anyone, and we want to help you if you are in this situation. Our law firm has extensive experience representing people facing DWI and other alcohol-related charges, including furnishing alcohol to underage individuals.
The criminal defense attorney you choose will play an important role in the outcome of your case. Even if you have not been officially charged with a crime, if you believe you are under investigation, the time to contact a lawyer is right now. Our attorneys will make sure that your rights are protected and look out for your best interests throughout every step of the legal process.
Skilled Drunk Driving Representation
In Texas, drunk driving is referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI) — also known as driving under the influence (DUI) in some states. An officer will charge a person with DWI if the person is deemed to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for operating a vehicle is .08. This can be determined several ways, including a breath test, field sobriety test or blood test. However, police officers must have probable cause to pull someone over on suspicion of DWI. Our experienced attorneys will investigate your charge and determine if your rights were violated. We will also carefully analyze the results of any tests and identify any errors that occurred while they were being administered.
Possible consequences for DWI conviction include jail time, fines, mandatory DWI ignition interlock system and DWI education classes, community service, random drug and alcohol testing, and a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your criminal record. At Hildreth & Rueda, we will fight to help you avoid these penalties so that you can put the incident behind you and go on with your life.