Underage DWI Attorney in Houston
Facing charges of
driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be a frightening experience for anyone, especially for people
who aren't old enough to legally consume alcohol. For underage persons,
not only is there the possibility of going to jail, but there is also
driver's license suspension and how the arrest will affect their future. For young people, a DWI arrest
and conviction and the consequent criminal record can result in suspension
or expulsion from school, expulsion from extracurricular actives, and
problems finding a job after graduation or getting into a good college
Underage Drinking & Driving is Not Tolerated
The state of Texas has very strict DWI laws in place, particularly regarding
underage people drinking and driving. For an adult to be arrested for
DWI, their blood alcohol content (BAC) must register below 0.08% after a
blood or breath test. For a person under 21, they can be arrested for a test result of a mere
0.04% BAC. Compared to the drunk driving laws for legal adults, the underage
DWI laws are much stricter. They could face a number of penalties including
fines, community service, driver's license suspension, mandatory DWI
classes, and time spent in jail or a juvenile detention facility.
If your son or daughter has been arrested for drunk driving or
driving under the influence of drugs in Houston, an attorney at the Martinez Law Firm can help. We have defended
many young people throughout the Houston area who were facing drunk driving
charges, and we have extensive experience handling DWI cases in the Texas
criminal system. Our goal is to help your son or daughter successfully
fight their charges to avoid a potentially very damaging conviction.
Contact a Houston DWI lawyer today!
Following a DWI arrest, make sure your son or daughter has the aggressive
defense he or she needs in the months ahead. You can depend on our dedicated
legal team to protect your child's rights and make sure the appropriate
steps are taken and the necessary defense strategies are implemented to
increase his or her chances of beating their charges and avoiding a conviction.
Each Houston DWI attorney at the Martinez Law Firm has extensive experience
in all types of DWI cases and are dedicated to defending the rights of