Skilled Drunk And Drugged Driving Defense
Everyone driving on the freeways in Texas has seen the signs flashing, “Drink, Drive, Go to Jail … Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” In Texas, it is illegal to drive while intoxicated. Intoxicated is typically defined as having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more.
The once enforcement slogan and now protocol advertises that having one drink before driving is illegal. This is far from the truth and the law, but it leads to many innocent citizens being arrested and wrongly accused of driving while intoxicated.
You only have 15 days after your arrest to request a hearing or your license will be suspended!
My firm, the Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz, is dedicated to taking swift action when you are accused of driving either intoxicated or while under the influence of drugs. We are often able to reduce or eliminate DUI or DWI charges, especially in instances when defendants were not legally intoxicated or sobriety tests and other evidence are unreliable.
Do You Have Drugs In Your Car?
Drunk driving is only the beginning of your worries. While some jurisdictions in the Houston region will overlook minor possession of marijuana as long as you forfeit it to the officer, you may be facing more serious charges if that marijuana is in a concentrated or edible form or if you have a more dangerous drug inside your vehicle.
Police are able to search your vehicle only if you give them consent or if they have probable cause to search your vehicle. Many times the police will illegally detain a citizen while waiting for a drug dog to be brought to the scene. Consent to search is required to be voluntary and free from coercion. The threat of bringing a drug dog to the scene while the citizen is detained can often times lead to a coerced consent to search from the individual.
If Texas police unlawfully searched your vehicle and found drugs, we may be able to get those charges against you dropped; whether a search leads to one joint or 50 pounds of contraband, every search must be done according to our constitutional rights
Don’t Let One DUI Or DWI Impact Your Whole Future
Just one or two drinks or a small amount of drugs could lead to devastating consequences for your future. With an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you can minimize the penalties against you and give yourself the best opportunity to recover. This is one reason why a DUI/DWI lawyer is almost always worth the cost.
Get in touch with my office as quickly as possible to discuss your options and begin working on your case. Call 713-364-0953 today to set up an initial consultation or send me an email to get started.