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Driving While Intoxicated

board certified criminal defense lawyer

Houston DWI Lawyer

Texas boasts the highest incidence of alcohol-related fatalities in the Country. No other misdemeanor offense is as publicized or politicized in terms of its danger to public safety in the state of Texas. As a result, many motorists who may not be legally intoxicated are nevertheless arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. But, billboard signs along the highway warning motorists that if they drink and they drive they will go to jail are not in fact the law. Despite its hubris the state is actually required to prove a motorist is drinking and driving WHILE intoxicated. Because of the scientific and forensic testing often utilized in the prosecution of these offenses, DWI defense is generally considered to be the most complex of the misdemeanor offenses to defend.

DWI is not limited to those who are drinking and driving while intoxicated. In Texas, the legal deifnition for "Intoxicated" means "not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more." 

In other words, the sleepy and sleep-deprived motorists who admit to taking certain prescription drugs can also be prosecuted for DWI. Additionally, any combination of alcohol and prescription or illegal drugs that causes a person to appear to have lost the normal use of mental or physical faculties can lead to a prosecution for DWI.  

There is no such thing as a "Weekend Warrior" who practices DWI defense. An attorney either commits the time and effort required to master DWI defense, or they do not. Rick Oliver has committed vast resources in the pursuit of DWI defense knowledge and training and has the professional competence necessary to successfully defend against the state's attempt to secure a conviction.   

Among many other potential consequences a DWI 1st offense can result in:

  1. Minimum jail Sentence of 3-180 days
  2. Fines Up to $2000 
  3. License Suspension of 90-365 days
  4. Surcharge Payments to DPS for 3 years
  5. Increased Insurance Premiums

You need a lawyer who knows what he is doing. You need a lawyer who has defended countless DWI cases. You need a lawyer who is Board Certified in Criminal Law. You need Rick Oliver Attorney at Law.

Client Testimonials

My first DWI was 20 years ago but apparently still counted against me; my second was in the first part of 2011 and was such a sham that Rick tore their case to shreds. NEVER BLOW folks, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!!!!! Would recommend Rick to anyone alive who needed a good attorney.

DWI Client


Charged with a crime? Rick Oliver Attorney at Law can help you. More importantly, he will fight for you.