Legal Limit in Texas
A DWI in Texas can have serious consequences for an individual, ranging from criminal penalties to the inevitable problems that having a criminal record can cause. For this reason, it’s important to avoid receiving a DWI conviction if at all possible. Understanding the legal limit in Texas can help motorists to reduce their likelihood of receiving a DWI.
Under Texas law, the legal limit for drivers 21-years-old and over is set at .08% BAC (blood alcohol content). A person driving with a BAC of .08% or above may therefore be charged with DWI if they are stopped by a law enforcement official on suspicion of driving under the influence. For individuals driving commercial vehicles, the legal limit in Texas is .04%. Finally, individuals under the age of 21 can be charged with DWI if they are found driving with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system.
Unfortunately, there are many situations in which a driver may be wrongfully accused of DWI. In these circumstances, having a qualified attorney to represent your DWI case can be essential to protecting your rights and interests under the law. If you have been charged with DWI in Texas, contact Ian Inglis Attorney at Law today at (512) 472-1950 to learn more about what he can do to help protect you against these charges.