Driving While Intoxicated  (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are alcohol and drug-related traffic offenses,criminal offenses, and also carry with them administrative penalties.

Defending Austin’s Citizens Against DWI & DUI Charges

In Austin, a city celebrated for its eclectic music scene, burgeoning tech hub, and rich cultural heritage, the dynamic nightlife often contrasts sharply with the stringent laws around driving after indulging in alcohol or other inhibiting substances. At Botsford & Roark, we understand that sometimes, good people find themselves in unfavorable situations. For anyone facing the consequences of a DWI or DUI charge, our dedicated team is here to assist, offering unparalleled defense services rooted in years of expertise.

Understanding DWI & DUI in Texas

Before delving into our services, it’s vital to comprehend the difference between DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Texas. The state mainly uses the term DWI, which relates to those who operate a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both.
Texas law states that drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher are considered intoxicated. However, for those under the age of 21, Texas has a zero-tolerance policy, meaning any detectable amount of alcohol can lead to a DUI charge.
Understanding these nuances is where Botsford & Roark excels.

Understanding these nuances is where Botsford & Roark excels.

Our Comprehensive DWI & DUI Services

  1. Initial Consultation and Case Review. At Botsford & Roark, we begin by offering a detailed consultation, wherein our experienced attorneys listen to your side of the story, assess the situation, and provide an honest evaluation.
  2. Investigation and Fact-Finding. The most robust defense strategies arise from exhaustive investigations. Was the traffic stop justified? Were there procedural mishaps during the sobriety tests or BAC analysis? Our team goes the extra mile to unearth details that can pivot the case in your favor.
  3. License Preservation and Rehabilitation. A DWI charge can jeopardize your driving privileges. We fight to retain your license and, if necessary, help clients obtain an occupational license. This ensures minimal disruption to your daily life, enabling driving for work, education, or medical needs.
  4. Representing You at ALR Hearings. An often overlooked aspect of a DWI charge is the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing. This is a civil proceeding separate from the criminal case. With our representation, you will be best positioned to contest the suspension of your driving privileges.
  5. Crafting a Tailored Defense. Every case is unique. Depending on the circumstances, we might argue the invalidity of the traffic stop, challenge the accuracy of the sobriety tests, or present evidence that the BAC reading was flawed.
  6. Handling Aggravating Elements. Charges can escalate if there are aggravating factors, such as high BAC levels, child passengers, or accidents resulting from the alleged intoxication. We have the prowess to mitigate these factors, potentially reducing penalties or achieving a case dismissal.
  7. Assistance for First-Time Offenders. For individuals with a clean record, facing a DWI charge can be particularly intimidating. We guide first-timers through the process, offering potential routes like diversion programs and ensuring they’re well-informed every step of the way.
  8. Expungement and Record Sealing. Our relationship doesn’t end with the case. We recognize the lingering impacts of a DWI record and, where possible, offer services to expunge or seal your criminal records.
  9. Continual Support and Education. We believe in the reformation and education of our clients. Our commitment extends beyond the courtroom, providing insights into responsible choices and offering resources for alcohol education and rehabilitation when required.

Why Choose Botsford & Roark?

Having successfully represented numerous Austin residents, our reputation is built on trust, proficiency, and unwavering dedication to our clients. We aren’t just attorneys; we’re advocates for your rights and future.

In the complex web of Texas DWI & DUI laws, a trusted ally can make all the difference. With Botsford & Roark by your side, you aren’t just procuring legal services; you’re investing in peace of mind. Reach out today and let our expertise be your guiding beacon in trying times.

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