The Law Office Of A. Oliver Hassibi
The letters DWI stand for Driving While Intoxicated. It is a crime in Texas to operate a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicate. For your safety and the safety of others, you should never drive a car or any other type of vehicle after you have taken drugs or consumed alcohol to the point where you are intoxicated.
You have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test or a blood test, but there may be a consequence to that refusal. The best way to avoid receiving a DWI is to always arrange for a method of transportation before you consume alcohol or take drugs. Call a taxi, a friend, or a family member.
However, if you have been charged with a DWI or a DUI you can retain representation from The Law Office Of A. Oliver Hassibi in Fort Worth, TX. We answer any and all questions regarding these charges, inform you of what to expect, and defend you in court.
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A DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated. A DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. These offenses are different in the state of Texas. A DUI is a law applied to minors who operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of a drug or alcohol, regardless of whether the minor is intoxicated or not. However, with a DWI, someone has to be intoxicated to be guilty of the offense. Mere influence is not enough to commit a DWI if the person has not reached a level of intoxication according to the law. Intoxication is generally defined as either having a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater, or having lost the normal use of one’s mental or physical faculties. Of course, this is stated in very simple terms. There is much more to this area of law. Although DWI’s are difficult to defend, they are not impossible. If you are charged with a DWI, contact an attorney right away to be advised regarding your rights and the requirements placed on you resulting from being charged with a DWI. A DWI is a class B misdemeanor. A second DWI is a class A misdemeanor. A third DWI and any subsequent DWIs are felonies of the third degree.
Yes, your license will be taken. The amount of time for which your license is suspended will vary. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to apply for an occupational driver's license so you can drive to and from work. If you refuse to take a breathalyzer or blood test to determine your blood alcohol content (the amount of alcohol in your system), you can have your license taken for a longer period of time. You have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test or a blood test, but there may be a consequence to that refusal. The best way to avoid receiving a DWI is to always arrange for a method of transportation before you consume alcohol or take drugs.
In Texas, a driver license is considered to be a privilege, not a right. Therefore, the state is able to place some additional restrictions on persons holding a driver license in Texas, and it can also suspend someone’s license if certain qualifications are met. An individual’s license can be suspended for a number of reasons – a DWI charge, a DWI conviction, a drug offense conviction, too many traffic citations, or not complying with certain obligations placed on an individual by the Texas Department of Public Safety, such as the assessment of surcharges. If your driver license is either confiscated or suspended, contact an attorney to be advised regarding your options.
Contact The Law Office Of A. Oliver Hassibi today at 817-332-2222 for defense against DWI charges in Fort Worth, TX.