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Driving While Intoxicated

Last month, a Denton County woman was sentenced to 35 years in prison following her fifth DWI conviction. The woman had also already been to prison twice for felony DWI. At the time of the woman’s arrest, her blood alcohol concentration was .285 g/mL, which is more than three and a half times the legal blood alcohol limit. Individuals who are faced with multiple DWI convictions in the state of Texas frequently require the skill of a top Denton County DWI attorney. These individuals also frequently benefit from understanding some of the basic information about how multiple DWI convictions are treated in the state of Texas.

The Types of Felony DWIs in Texas

Felony DWIs in the state of Texas can have a particularly negative impact when an individual is sentenced for more than one. The most common type of felony DWI is a DWI charge when an individual already has two prior DWI convictions. The other types of felony DWIs include DWI with a child passenger, DWIs in which the motorist causes serious bodily injury to another, and DWIs in which the motor vehicle drivers cause the death of another.

Potential Penalties for a Denton DWI Conviction

There are many questions that surround driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges. To classify as intoxicated in Texas, one must have a .08 blood alcohol content level. DWI charges can result in strict penalties based upon the circumstances of the case. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in 2014 there were 952 deaths resulting from fatal car crashes involving an intoxicated driver.

Consider the following when you are facing DWI charges:

A Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, recently appeared in court after causing the death of four people in a fatal 2013 DUI accident. The night of the accident, Couch played “beer pong” with his friends. Some of his friends supplied the beer. As Couch drove his family’s pickup truck home that night, he lost control and caused an accident. Authorities found that Couch was traveling 70 mph in a 40 mph zone when he collided with a disabled people killing four individuals. It was also found that Couch had a blood-alcohol level of nearly three times the legal limit for an adult. At Couch’s sentencing, his psychologist suggested Couch had affluenza and blamed Couch’s parents for teaching him a system that is far from rational. Ultimately, despite the attempted affluenza defense, a judge ordered Couch to serve nearly two years in jail.

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Wheeler Law Office
Denton Criminal Defense Lawyer
Located at: 101 S. Woodrow Lane, Suite 102
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (940) 465-3178
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