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High BAC DWI Defense Lawyers in Austin, TX

Drivers with 0.15% BAC test results face enhanced penalties

In Texas, being charged with a high BAC DWI means that you are facing more severe penalties compared to a standard driving while intoxicated offense. A high BAC DWI typically involves an alleged blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15% or greater, whereas the legal limit for drivers is 0.08%.

High BAC DWI charges can lead to potentially more severe consequences and fewer opportunities to negotiate. At Botsford & Roark, in Austin, TX, we understand the complexities and stress associated with such charges. Our experienced high BAC DWI defense lawyers leave no stone unturned when investigating the charges and building a robust defense for you.

If you've been charged with a high BAC DWI in Austin, Travis County, or another Central Texas community, contact us for a free case evaluation.

What is a high BAC DWI?

In Texas, a high DWI is considered an “enhanced penalty” crime. Whereas a typical, first DWI would be a Class B misdemeanor.


  • Class A misdemeanor
  • 3 days to 12 months in jail, up to $4,000 fine for a first offense

If convicted, suspension of your driver’s license and probation are also likely. Additionally, the long-term consequences of a high BAC DWI conviction can significantly affect your reputation and future opportunities, including education and employment prospects.

High BAC DWI case results

Potential outcomes of high BAC DWI cases depend on the individual factors of a case - evidence, legal strategies, circumstances, etc. Some possible outcomes include:

  • Dismissal of charges. In cases with insufficient evidence, procedural errors, or violations of your rights, an experienced high BAC DWI attorney can identify grounds for dismissal.
  • Reduced charges. Through negotiations with the prosecution, a DWI charge may be reduced to a lesser offense with lighter penalties.
  • Not guilty. If the case goes to trial and the prosecution fails to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, a strong defense can lead to an acquittal or a not-guilty verdict.
  • Convicted. In cases that result in conviction, our law firm fights relentlessly to mitigate the consequences. If appropriate, we can file an appeal.

Choose Botsford & Roark for your high BAC DWI defense

If you've been charged with a high BAC DWI in the Austin area or surrounding communities, contact Botsford & Roark for a free case evaluation. A member of our team can listen to the details of your situation, answer questions, and explain your options. We are available 24/7.

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