Helpful Ideas About Driver’s License Restoration
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
(Continuation)Currently, Texas has strict rules and laws governing DUI cases. For instance, state laws make no distinction between Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI). While other states may have more lenient laws that help distinguish between DWI and DUI offenses, Texas is an exception. Because of this, it is very crucial that you enlist the help of a criminal defense lawyer when facing any DUI or DWI charge.
Levels Of DUI Charges
Depending on your traffic record and driving history, you will face different consequences when charged with a DUI offense. If you are a repeat offender, you will get significantly harsher penalties than a person facing their first DUI charge. In Texas, there are 3 different levels of DUI offenses.
A first offense could result in a 6-month suspension of your license and up to 3 months in prison. Subsequent DUI offenses could result in the permanent or indefinite revocation of your driver’s license.
To really comprehend the difference between the different levels of DUI offenses and their consequences, be sure to call a DUI attorney who will help you fight to get your driver’s license reinstated.
Driver’s License Reinstatement
Once you have a drunk driving offense on your record, you must meet certain requirements before having your driver’s license reinstated.
- Stay sober for at least one year.
- Have at least 3 people who can vouch for your sobriety.
- Prove that you have undergone counseling for alcoholism and/or substance abuse.
- Prove membership in a rehabilitation program.
Avoiding DUI Charges
The best way to prevent DUI charges is to drink responsibly. For instance, If you frequent a local bar, you should always have a plan on how to get home. If you are drinking with friends, you should have a designated driver who you can rely on to take you home. If you’re alone, you can call a friend or a cab to come to pick you up instead of driving home all by yourself. The best way to avoid being charged with a DUI offense is not to get behind the wheel when intoxicated.
A blood alcohol level chart can help you gauge how much alcohol you can drink while staying well below the legal requirement. But, you need to know that people are affected differently by alcohol consumption based on their metabolism rates and absorption rate.
Why Choose The Butler Law Firm
Have you been charged with a DWI offense? Are you feeling stressed and don’t know exactly what to do? We can help you get control of the current situation you are in to get the best results.
Jim Butler has been a practicing lawyer for 24 years. He helps his clients avoid jail time, which could result in them losing their jobs and income for their families and loved ones. Currently, all the cases that Jim is working on are DWI cases. He dedicates his entire time to this type of case. Jim does not endorse drunk driving, but he also believes that many people are “unreasonably arrested”, and this is a huge concern for him as a DUI attorney.
Jim Butler is the owner of this criminal defense law firm based in Houston. He will do everything in his power to get your driver’s license reinstated. Call Jim Butler today on (713) 236-8744 and get a free initial consultation. Missed the first issue of this article? Click here!