Dallas Fort-Worth Texas DUI/DWI Attorney
DWI cases are not typical criminal cases. For example, the laws concerning DWI are contained in several places. You can find the laws in the Texas Transportation Code, Government Code, Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. That is why it is important to retain someone who is familiar with these different sources of the law in order to defend its clients.
We will take the time that you need to investigate your case. A person commits the offense of a DWI if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. The State must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:
- You were driving the vehicle
- In a public space
- In a particular county
- While intoxicated
“Intoxicated” is defined as :
- not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of tow or more of those substances, or any other substance in the body ;or
- having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. While a police officer can easily testify to the first three elements, the police officer must prove you were intoxicated. Furthermore, the police officer must have a valid reason for the stop to begin with.