If you have been charged with any of the vehicular crimes the state of Texas has on its law books, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney from Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC to help defend you against these charges. A vehicular crime conviction can carry serious penalties that could have a long-lasting effect on your future, hampering your ability to obtain employment, vehicle insurance, and even credit.
There are three categories of vehicular crimes a driver can be charged with:
Failure to Operate a Vehicle safely
When a driver engages in any kind of behavior that makes operating their vehicle safely difficult, Texas law says they are committing a crime. One of the most frequent vehicular crimes drivers are charged with is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DWI). In Texas, you are considered legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration reaches 0.08 percent. Penalties for a conviction of DUI include:
Unfortunately, many drivers who are convicted of DUI and lose their license continue to drive illegally and eventually are caught by police. Driving on a suspended license will likely result in an even longer time of license suspension, as well as additional and expensive fines.
The legal team at Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC has extensive experience in defending clients against DUI charges, however, our attorneys are also skilled at representing defendants who have been charged with other vehicular crimes in this category, including:
When a driver uses a vehicle that puts others in danger – whether that act was reckless or intentional – the driver usually faces felony charges since these charges are the most serious of vehicle crimes a driver can face. If you are charged with any of the following crimes, contact Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC immediately:
Moving violations are the least serious of vehicular crimes and usually result in a fine if the person is found guilty. Some of the more common that we see at our criminal defense firm include failure to use proper turn signals, driving over the speed limit, and running a red light/stop sign.
While these are considered minor violations, it is also important to note that a driver who has repeated violations can face more serious consequences. For example, a driver who is repeatedly cited for speeding will begin accumulating points on their license that could eventually lead to a license suspension.
Call Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a consultation if you have been charged with a vehicular crime in Texas.