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DUI Attorney Dallas, TX – RJ Harber

DUI is a law offense of which case a person is operating a motor vehicle after consuming drugs, including prescription and nonprescription, or after having drank enough alcohol to raise your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit, which is .08; which influences the driver’s capability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Consequences of getting a DUI include fines, license suspension, and even jail time.

License suspension for first time offenders usually last from ninety days to three-hundred and sixty-five. License suspension for a second or third offense range from one-hundred and eighty days to two years.

DUI Penalties

conviction fine jail
First offense Up to $2,000 (unless there is a child) 3 to 180 days
Second offense Up to $4,000 (unless there is a child) 30 days to 1 year
Third offense Up to $10,000 2 years

What to do when you receive a DUI in Texas?

You need a lawyer who is knowledgeable in all subjects of the law; that’s why RJ Harber is here and ready to fight your case!

Other related felonies include:

  • Driving while intoxicated with child passenger
  • Intoxication assault
  • Intoxication manslaughter

The Penal Code, Title 10, Chapter 49, Section 49.045. Describes Driving while intoxicated with a child passenger as (1)  the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place;  and

(2)  the vehicle being operated by the person is occupied by a passenger who is younger than 15 years of age.

(b)  An offense under this section is a state jail felony.

DUI with a Child Passenger

When talking about the felony Driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, keep in mind that a child can be any person in the vehicle under the age of fifteen. Ramifications include fines up to $10,000, and/or jail for no more than two years and no less than one-hundred and eighty days.

Intoxicated Assault

Intoxication assault is when you get into a motor vehicle accident and no one died but people suffered serious bodily injury, due to the consumption of alcohol. This crime in a third-degree felony. If convicted, you may serve no less than two years but no more than ten years. You may also be fined up to $10,000.

Intoxicated Manslaughter

Intoxication manslaughter is when a death has occurred in a motor vehicle accident due to the amount of alcohol consumed by a driver. This crime is a second- degree felony. If convicted, you may serve no less than two years but no more than twenty years. You may also be fined up to $10,000.

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Call our Dallas office at (214) 389-1189 for a DUI consultation.