El Paso Attorney Represents Clients Charged with DWI
Protecting your rights in front of a judge
Being charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the state of Texas is a serious offense, oftentimes leading to heavy fines, driver’s license suspension, and prison time. If you are in El Paso County and need effective representation from a skilled defense lawyer for a DWI case, Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC is ready to give you the assistance you need. Our attorneys have years of experience practicing law in Texas so we know how the state’s legal system works.
Covering misdemeanor and felony charges
Depending on the details surrounding your DWI charge, your case will be deemed either a misdemeanor or felony. A misdemeanor is the most common type of DWI charge, and it often carries penalties of fines and driver’s license suspension. Our firm looks at the evidence against you, such as the Breathalyzer test, and fights to get your charges either reduced or thrown out altogether.
In more serious circumstances — for example, if you caused bodily harm or killed another person while behind the wheel — a DWI can be considered a felony. In these cases, not only could you be charged heavy fines, but your license could be revoked permanently. Under the most serious circumstances, you could also be looking at a lengthy prison sentence if you are charged with negligent homicide in conjunction with DWI. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of both the state’s DWI laws and overall criminal laws, and he works to safeguard your rights against any charges leveled against you.
DUI vs. DWI
In Texas, the difference between DUI and DWI is all a matter of age. DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is reserved for all minors aged 20 and younger. While adults are considered legally drunk with a 0.08 blood-alcohol content (BAC) level, minors can be charged with DUI with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system, thanks to the state’s zero-tolerance policy. DWI is a term reserved for people of legal drinking age with a 0.08 BAC or higher. However, DWI also covers driving with any drugs in your system; this applies to minors, as well. Whether you were charged with a DWI or DUI, Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC has the knowledge and experience to effectively take your case.
Contact a skilled El Paso DWI lawyer today
If you have been charged with DWI or DUI in El Paso County, call Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC today at 915-201-0590 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. Our office is located in El Paso, Texas, right across from the federal courthouse.