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What Elements Must Be Proven for a DWI Conviction?

Most non-lawyers have a general knowledge of what a particular criminal violation might be. However, they generally don’t know what exactly the state must move in order to convict a client of a crime. These required proofs are broken down into discrete sections, each of which must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for a criminal conviction to stand. The elements that a Fort Worth DUI lawyer will defend you against are set out below.

Texas Law - DWI

Offenses involving intoxication and alcoholic beverages are governed under the Texas Penal Code. Under the Code, an individual drinking and driving may be committing the offense of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The elements that the state must prove to convict that driver of a DWI are:

Texas Law – DWI with a Child Passenger

If the state proves that you were doing all of the above and had a passenger in the car under the age of while you were doing so, you will be charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger, which is a state jail felony. You will also likely be given a separate charge of child endangerment. Under those circumstances, you will want to contact a Fort Worth DWI lawyer as soon as you can

Texas DWIs Can Have Serious Consequences

Any offense in Texas involving driving and alcohol can leave you with severe penalties, not to mention a long-term impact on your car insurance availability and cost.

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Contact a Fort Worth DWI Lawyer Today

If you or someone you love has been recently charged with an alcohol-related driving offense, contact us today. We can help you to avoid the more onerous consequences of your potential conviction.