Dallas Criminal Lawyer


Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney
Tom Benson

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Over 30 years of Experience in Dallas County

Former Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

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DWI Charges

Have you been charged with a DWI? I can handle these types of charges for you. DWI convictions can result in a permanent conviction on your record, higher insurance fees, jail time, and thousands of dollars in fines. You need an experienced DWI attorney to handle this case and protect yourself against a conviction. Call me as soon as possible.

DWI Laws in Texas

Section 106.041 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code makes it illegal for a minor to operate a motor vehicle in a public place while having any detectable amount of alcohol in the minor’s system. Driving under the influence is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500, an alcohol awareness course, community service, and driver’s license suspension.

Section 49.04 of the Penal Code states that a person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. DWI is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of 72 hours.

Section 49.04 of the Penal Code also states that driving while intoxicated while the driver had an open container of alcohol in the person's immediate possession is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of six days

Chapter 49.01(2)(a) of the Penal Code defines intoxication as "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 (b) having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more."

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Attorney Tom Benson

900 Jackson Street Suite 750
Dallas, TX 75202



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