Dallas DWI Attorney 

DWI & DUI Representation Serving Dallas & Surrounding Counties

Being arrested for either driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) in Texas is a serious legal matter that requires immediate action from an experienced Dallas DWI attorney. 

If you were arrested, Aulbaugh Law can help protect your rights and provide you with effective legal representation in and out of court.

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Penalties for DWI in Texas

Penalties and long-term consequences vary depending on the situation and the court’s discretion, but may include: 

  • Driver’s license suspension/revocation
  • Permanent criminal record
  • High-risk insurance 
  • Jail time
  • Community service
  • Alcohol treatment 
  • Probation
  • Interlock device
  • Fines

Prior criminal convictions and other facts of the case may result in felony charges. For example, a third DWI will often be a felony. Felony DWI convictions carry greater consequences than misdemeanors, including prison sentences of up to 10 years, fines of as much as $10,000, and longer driver’s license suspensions.

What Is the Different Between DWI and DUI in Texas? 

Texas issues DWI charges to adult drivers over 21 who are visibly intoxicated from alcohol, have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher, or are under the influence of drugs. On the other hand, DUI charges are reserved for minors under 21 who operate a vehicle with any amount of alcohol or drugs in their system, in accordance with Texas’ Zero Tolerance policy. Depending on the circumstances, minors can also be charged as adults and receive DWI charges. 

Dallas DWI Lawyer Protecting Your Rights

It’s important to know that being arrested for a DWI or DUI does not make you guilty. The police must follow specific procedures in order to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, and they must preserve your constitutional rights throughout the legal process. You have the right to hire an attorney and request a hearing within 15 days of the charge to avoid having your license suspended. 

Fighting DWI & DUI Charges

As a former Deputy Chief of the Misdemeanor Division at the DA’s office, our Dallas DWI lawyer, James Aulbaugh, has trained over 50 prosecutors in DWI and DUI procedures. There’s a good chance he trained the prosecutor assigned to your case. You can be sure that he has the skills and experience necessary to address the relevant legal issues and expose any evidentiary weaknesses of complex DWI or DUI cases. Our firm will address both the criminal charges and the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing that decides the status of your driver’s license. 

Attorney Aulbaugh will take aggressive steps to investigate the circumstances of your arrest, including: 

  • Subpoenaing officers and any video surveillance to ensure they followed proper procedures
  • Assessing the validity of any alcohol tests administered in the field or lab
  • Determining whether law enforcement had reasonable suspicion to stop or detain you
  • Determining whether the arresting officer had probable cause

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