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What Is the Legal Limit for DUI?

By Jeffrey Hines, Attorney at Law

Drinking and driving can result in serious consequences. If you are charged with a DWI; you can run the risk of losing your license, you can face increased insurance rates, you will be required to pay fines and costs, and you may even be looking at spending some time in jail. To minimize these harsh results, it is critical to partner with an experienced defense attorney who will fight for an outcome that works for you.

One of the first things you need to know when charged with a DWI, is whether your blood alcohol content (BAC) was at, or over the legal limit. In Texas, the legal limit is 0.08%. When stopped on suspicion of DUI, your BAC is determined in a couple of ways, the most popular being by breath test. Some of the more popular defenses to this test results include:

  • Challenging the testing procedure, and the officer’s authority and training to perform the test.
  • Questioning whether the testing equipment was properly calibrated, and whether it had been properly maintained.
  • Attacking the result with evidence of other substances that may result in a false positive, such as the existence of prescription medications, or even and e-cigarette.

Maintaining your right to drive means that you are able to get to work, school, Church, and other daily activities. We can help you by examining the facts of your case, and making arguments that fit those facts. To avoid the long term consequences a DWI can have on your driving record, call our office for help. Our team of criminal defense attorneys has experience defending these types of charges, and can help you reach a result that has minimal disruption on your life.

Our approach to your case is tailored to the specific facts. A thorough investigation of your needs and circumstances helps us to ensure the defense strategy fits the facts of your case. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment so we can help you reach workable solutions.

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