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Is a DUI the same as a DWI?

No. A DUI in Texas can only be a minor, under 21 years old, with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. A DWI in Texas is anyone with .08 or above blood alcohol content and/or drugs causing intoxication.

What is the average cost of a DUI in Texas?

Since every lawyer charges differently I will just refer to the DUI fines and court costs. The fine can be up to $500 for a DUI with no priors and court costs are around $100. Any classes that may be taken will cost for enrollment. The big cost

Do I need a lawyer for a DUI in Texas?

It is advisable to let a lawyer trained to handle these matters help you through the process. A person not knowing court room procedures or how to negotiate will not be as effective to achieve a positive result to his or her case.

Can I get a DUI dismissed in Texas?

Yes. The first thing I look at is if the police stop legal. There has to be probable cause to stop a car. Next question is does the under 21 driver have any amount of alcohol in their system. Sometimes there is no proof other than the officer saying they smell alcohol. It can be difficult to disprove this if the officer never tests the driver for alcohol through field sobriety tests or breath/blood test. This happens in quite a few cases where only smell is alleged. Sometimes the driver admits to drinking earlier but the alcohol may have already eliminated from the person’s system.

How do I keep a DUI off my record?

There are programs such as deferred disposition where the driver can take an alcohol awareness class and/or community service and after 3 or 6 months the case will be dismissed. Many times these are reserved for people with no criminal background but not always. Other factors may play a difficult role in qualification such as a car accident, drugs in the car, behavior while being questioned and other relevant factors.

How much is a DUI lawyer in Texas?

As I stated earlier a Driving Under the Influence is different than a Driving While Intoxicated. A DUI is a class C misdemeanor in Texas. Of course every lawyer will have their own fees, but a DUI is not quite as serious as a DWI which start at class B misdemeanors.

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Author: Eric Torberson

Eric Torberson is a licensed attorney in Texas as well as licensed in the federal courts of the southern and western districts of Texas.