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Charge: Assault - State claimed client hit victim with a telephone and broke victim’s nose. However, the client was acting in self-defense.

Verdict: NOT GUILTY

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Houston DUI Attorneys

The state of Texas has zero tolerance policy for alcohol use by minors or persons not yet of legal drinking age who are operating a vehicle. As a result, DUI laws in Texas effectively provide a specific offense for motorists who are under 21-years-old. As a result, violators may be subject to lesser, though still serious consequences than would accompany a DWI charge.

If you consumed alcohol while underage and were charged with DUI after a traffic stop, or if your child is in such a predicament, skilled and experienced legal representation is absolutely essential. Contact the Houston DUI attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-222-0404.

DUI Penalties

While it is not considered the more drastic of the two charges, the penalties associated with DUI in Texas are still significant. In addition to basic penalties for a first offense, these charges may build a criminal record, which can influence future DUI or DWI punishments. The initial penalties may include the following:

  • Maximum $500 fine
  • Class C misdemeanor on a criminal record
  • Loss or modification of a license or learner’s permit

The punitive effects of a DUI may translate to increased insurance costs, difficulties obtaining future loans, and even a greater possibility for the loss of a driver’s license with further violations. In the case of a minor being intoxicated to a degree of losing mental or physical faculties or being above the legal limit, that driver may be charged with a DWI instead of a DUI.

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If you have been charged with a DUI, this legal matter cannot be taken lightly. These charges can interfere with future ventures and may reflect poorly on character-based judgments such as college or job applications. For more information regarding your rights if charged with a DUI, contact the Houston DUI lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-222-0404 today.