Houston Drug DUI Attorney
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol Defense
Most people think that drunk driving and driving under the influence of
drugs are two different crimes. The truth is, DWI includes driving under
the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs,
and illegal drugs. If you have been arrested in Houston for driving under
the influence of drugs, the penalties are the same as a drunk driving
offense, including the possibility of imprisonment, large fines, and driver's
As a reliable Texas drug crime lawyer, I defend individuals throughout
Houston area who have been charged with driving under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. To speak to a Texas drug/DUI lawyer about your legal
contact a Texas drug/DUI lawyer today for a free consultation.
Defending Minors Charged With DUI
If you are a minor and have been arrested in Houston, Texas, for DUI or
Driving Under the Influence, the state must prove you are a minor who
was operating a motor vehicle in a public place while having any detectable
amount of alcohol in your system. If the police believe that you are above
a .08 BAC, or you have lost the normal use of your mental or physical
faculties, you will be arrested for the more serious crime of DWI.
Texas Penal Code Section 49.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(2) "Intoxicated" means:
(A) not having 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; or
(B) having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.
Texas Alcohol and Beverage Code Section 106.041. DRIVING OR OPERATING WATERCRAFT
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL BY MINOR.
(a) A minor commits an offense if the minor operates a motor vehicle in a
public place, or a watercraft, while having any detectable amount of alcohol
in the minor's system.
(b) Except as provided by Subsection
(c), an offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
Get the Help You Need 24/7 from a Houston Drug Charges Lawyer
I have represented people arrested for a wide range of drunk driving charges,
including driving under the influence of prescription drugs, over-the-counter
medication or a controlled substance.
Contact my office today to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Call
713-468-2394 (713-got-aDWI). I offer payment plans, and I accept Visa, MasterCard,
Discover Card, and American Express.