Driving While Intoxicated
If you have been arrested for DWI in Johnson, Tarrant, Hill, or Somervell county, you will need an experienced and aggressive DWI attorney. Don W. Bonner will provide this type of legal defense to you for any DWI or other alcohol related case. Mr. Bonner understands what it takes to thoroughly investigate, evaluate, and contest any DWI case.
A DWI conviction is an obstacle that every person must avoid. While it is legal for an adult to consume alcohol, it is illegal to drive when intoxicated. You must realize that a DWI conviction can lead to jail time, high fines, fees, court costs, increased insurance rates and possibly the loss of your employment. A DWI conviction will have long-term consequences that negatively impact your future such as a barrier to certain employment opportunities, educational opportunities, and revocation your driving privileges. You cannot afford this to happen to you. Remember, just because you have been arrested for DWI does not mean you are guilty. Nor does it mean you can or will be convicted. However, you must fight the case with an experienced DWI attorney. Do not give up or give in! Call The Law Office of Don W. Bonner, PLLC at (817) 641-4055 for immediate legal assistance.
The Texas Penal Code states that a person commits the offense of Driving While Intoxicated “if the person is intoxicated and is operating a motor vehicle in a public place”. Tex. Pen. Code §49.04(a).
“Intoxicated” is not having the normal use of one’s mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater”. Tex. Pen. Code §49.01(2)(A) and (B).
Driving While Intoxicated can be a classified as either a misdemeanor offense or a felony offense depending upon any prior convictions for DWI or if you have a child younger than 15 years of age in the automobile. A DWI first offense is classified as a Class B misdemeanor unless your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) measures 0.15 or above, then it would be charged as a Class A misdemeanor. A DWI arrest with two or more prior DWI convictions is classified as a third degree felony. A DWI arrest with a child passenger younger than 15 years of age is classified as a State Jail Felony even if the driver does not have any prior DWI convictions.