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Dallas Drunk Driving Lawyer – Serving Dallas, Fort Worth, and Texas
Michael Lowe is an extremely experienced Dallas DWI attorney. From his Dallas law firm, Mr. Lowe has represented countless clients charged with drunk driving under the State of Texas Driving While Intoxicated or DWI laws.
As a Dallas drunk driving lawyer, Michael Lowe has helped parents who have had children arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or marijuana, as well as helping men and women whose jobs, professional reputations, and future livelihoods are at a risk of permanent harm if there is DWI conviction placed on their record.
Intoxication under Texas Law: Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
The Texas Penal Code outlaws driving while intoxicated (DWI) and state law also defines exactly what will be considered “intoxication” – under Texas Penal Code Section §49.01 (2)(b), any driver over the age of 21 years is assumed to be intoxicated if the driver’s blood tests at having an alcohol content of .08% or more.
Intoxication is assessed through analysis of breath, blood, or urine. Under Texas Penal Code Section 49.01(1), law enforcement will test for the number of grams of alcohol per:
(A) 210 liters of breath;
(B) 100 milliliters of blood; or
(C) 67 milliliters of urine.
Dallas DWI attorney Michael Lowe warns that you can be charged with being legally intoxicated if any one of these three tests (blood, urine, or breath) results in an alcohol concentration of 0.08. You can also be charged as being unlawfully intoxicated if you are without “the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body.”
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DWI Charges Can Be Serious Felonies
The first DWI charge is usually a misdemeanor charge, and an experienced lawyer can aggressively defend that charge with the goal of dismissal or deferred adjudication. However, if the first DWI charge involves another crime (involuntary manslaughter, drug trafficking) then felony charges may be involved in the DWI defense. And if the first DWI charge is complicated by the fact that a minor child was in the vehicle at the time of the DWI arrest, then the defendant faces a state jail felony if convicted.
- For more information about No Refusal Campaigns, follow Michael Lowe’s blog posts monitoring this rising threat to federal constitutional rights here, including his post “Texas’ “No Refusal” DWI Campaign In National Spotlight As People Start to Realize It’s Violating Constitutional Civil Rights.”
- For more information on facing your second or third DWI conviction, read Michael Lowe’s answer to the question, “What do I face when I’m convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Texas – especially if it’s not for the first time?“
Michael Lowe Represents People Arrested for Driving Drunk or DWI
Michael Lowe is a former prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer with over 150 jury trials defending clients against charges brought by district attorneys and U.S. federal prosecutors in Dallas County, Tarrant County, and elsewhere in the State of Texas. As a Board Certified Criminal Lawyer, he not only brings his years of experience to each case, he also dedicates 100% of his law practice to the defense of those being accused of a crime under Texas or federal law.
The Law Offices of Michael Lowe is a streamlined law firm that coordinates its efforts to give each client the personal attention that they need and deserve when fighting against the government and the possibility of jail time, fines, permanent marks on public records, prison incarceration, loss of licensure, loss of jobs, absence from family events and everyday living. Dallas DWI attorney Michael Lowe maintains an efficient and excellent criminal trial practice that is ready to help you or your loved ones in your defense against criminal charges from pre-arrest investigation to post-trial appeals.
To discuss your case in a free and completely confidential consultation, please contact Dallas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer Michael Lowe today.