Dallas DWI Attorney

Aggressive Defense Against DWI & DUI Charges in Texas

Under the Texas Penal Code §49.01 it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or more, however, those under the legal drinking age will be charged even with a BAC level under this amount. If you have been charged with DWI, it is extremely important that you contact an attorney immediately. You not only risk losing your license, you could be forced to spend time in jail away from your family and your place of work. The consequences of a conviction can be devastating, depending upon the severity of the charges.

Thomas D'Amore's invaluable experience as a former prosecutor will allow him to work aggressively to protect your license and your freedom. His in-depth knowledge of prosecutors' strategies and methods will allow him to craft a defense strategy that is unique to your circumstances. It is your DWI defense lawyer's duty to ensure that you are treated justly, and the firm is here to do just that.

DWI Information

  • In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is defined as driving under the influence of a controlled substance like drugs and/or alcohol.
  • The state has zero tolerance laws when it comes to driving under the influence and underage drinking.
  • When a person is suspected of DWI, he/she will be asked to take a breath alcohol test The person may then consent to the test or refuse to take the test. People who refuse to take the breath test can have their driver's licenses automatically suspended for 6 months.
  • After a person has been charged with DUI, he/she may lose his/her driving privileges if he/she does not obtain a successful outcome to his/her ALR hearing.
  • Per the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, 2,000+ Texans die while driving drunk every year.
  • Even a first time DWI offender, if you are convicted, you could have to pay up to $2,000 in fines, spend 72 hours to 180 days in jail and have your driver's license suspended for 90 days to 1 year.

The Texas Department of Transportation outlines the penalties that can be faced for a conviction. Any person who has been charged with DWI needs legal representation from an experienced Dallas DWI attorney. A Dallas criminal defense attorney can help clients who have been charged with driving under the influence by working with prosecutors to have the clients' charges reduced or even dismissed.

For first time DWI offenders, the reduction of charges is usually an option that can be explored if they have a clean criminal record. For those who have multiple DWI offenses, a skilled attorney can review their cases and come up with effective defense strategies that may lead to reduced charges or sentencing alternatives. We strongly urge you to contact our firm today if you've been arrested for DUI or DWI in the Dallas area.