Avoiding A DWI In Austin, Texas

The Austin Police Department has various initiatives in place to catch drunk drivers, including “No Refusal” events and the DWI Enforcement Team. The Texas Department of Transportation maintains the “Save a Life” Web site with scrolling messages such as: “Spend up to 6 months in jail for your first DWI conviction “ and “Busted for drunk driving? Kiss $17,000 goodbye.” These messages are meant to deter Texas drivers by advertising the stiff fines and penalties associated with drunk driving.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, also known as a DWI or DUI, you could be facing steep fines, probation, jail time, and the loss of your driving privileges. Do not take chances with your freedom and your future-- you need the Austin, Texas DWI defense attorneys at Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins, P.C.

Contact us at (512) 476-4873 or by filling out this online form.

Residents in the Austin area ignore the potential danger they place themselves and others in when getting behind the wheel with alcohol or drugs in their system. The amount of the chemical substance in a driver’s bloodstream, body weight, the length of time since last ingesting any alcohol, and driving skills can all play into the ability to drive while under the influence. The saying “don’t drink and drive” is still the best advice if you have any chemical substance in your body.

A criminal record for impaired driving can adversely affect your employment and education opportunities. Hiring an experienced and skilled DWI lawyer for your defense can make a crucial difference in the outcome of your impaired driving case. The attorneys of Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins know the Texas laws, and have over 45 years of legal experience. We have helped thousands of Texans recover and move on after a DWI arrest.

Avoid a DWI – Don’t Drive if You’ve Been Drinking

First, and foremost, the messages for anyone of driving age are "don't drink and drive" and “friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” If you find yourself in a situation where you have had anything to drink, it is best not to drive and put yourself or others in jeopardy.

Follow these additional suggestions to keep the Austin roads safe:

  1. Make a pact with your parents, spouse, or other family members that if you are ever go out and do not feel it is safe for you to drive home they will come and get you -- no questions asked.
  2. Select a designated driver BEFORE agreeing to go out.
  3. Hand the keys over to a sober friend – if you are planning on having a drink give them the keys when you first arrive at your destination.
  4. Take a taxi cab or public transportation if available.
  5. Call a friend to come pick you up.
  6. Stay put.

Contact an Experienced DWI Attorney Today

Getting charged with DWI or another alcohol-related offenses is serious and it could jeopardize your freedom, your family and your future. You need the Austin, TX DWI defense attorneys at Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins, P.C.

Contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible after you have been charged to ensure that you have the best defense. We can be reached in Austin, TX, by phone at (512) 476-4873 or by filling out this online form.

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