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6 Different Drunk Driving Charges

Drunk driving sees numerous marketing and law enforcement campaigns against the practice of drunk driving, including efforts like MADD (mothers against drunk driving) and Zero Tolerance events. Unfortunately, this practice still occurs, and can lead to serious car accidents involving damages and injury. But not every drunk driving charge is the same in Houston. There are, in fact, six different drunk driving charges that a person can face. These distinctions are very important for drivers to understand, as they could result in very different consequences upon conviction.

6 Different Charges

Depending on the particular drunk driving charge one faces in court, one could be facing different, and to varying levels of severity, penalties if convicted. For instance, the six different drunk driving charges you could face include:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • DWI/DUI with a Child Passenger
  • Felony DWI and DUI
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Intoxication Manslaughter

Each of these charges is quite serious, and will be handled harshly according to Texas drunk driving laws. This is one reason that having a solid legal defense team at your side can prove so beneficial: it’s someone who knows the ins and outs of Texas laws, and can help you determine the best defense to avoid conviction.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

If you or someone you know is facing charges of drunk driving in Houston, Kyle Sampson, Attorney at Law, wants you to know your legal options. Learn more about them today by calling (713) 337-1420.


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