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DUI/DWI

DUI/DWI Defense Lawyers in Dallas

We Fight for the Accused Across Texas Statewide

Following a DUI or DWI arrest or citation, you may not know what your next steps should be. During such times of uncertainty, when many aspects of your future are hanging in the balance, don’t try to face it alone. The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie is here to guide you every step of the way.

When you hire our firm, you may benefit from a team of legal professionals who are passionate about protecting your rights and always have your best interest in mind. Our Dallas DUI/DWI defense attorneys have a diversified background in criminal law and many years of experience successfully negotiating pleas, arguing motions, and taking DUI and DWI cases to trial.

Facing DUI or DWI charges? Call (469) 619-2298 to schedule your confidential consultation.

DUI vs. DWI in Texas

In Texas, the acronyms DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) both refer to an individual who drives a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The main difference between DUI and DWI pertains to the age of the driver. When a person who is 21 years of age or older operates a motor vehicle while legally intoxicated (0.08% blood alcohol concentration), he or she may be charged with DWI. A driver testing 0.15% or more over the legal limit of 0.08% faces more severe penalties for higher BAC.

Drivers who are under the age of 21 are not allowed to have any blood alcohol content. If an underage driver tests positive for any amount of blood alcohol content, he or she may be charged with DUI.

Understanding DWI Penalties

Texas DWI penalties depend on a variety of factors such as age, license type, the presence of passengers, and other circumstances.

Common DWI penalties include:

  • Fines and surcharges
  • License suspension or revocation
  • Jail time
  • DWI education and intervention programs
  • Community service
  • Higher rates for car insurance

Contact Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you are facing DUI or DWI charges, much is at stake. Get the legal help you need by turning to the Dallas DUI/DWI attorneys at The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie.

Dial (469) 619-2298 today to get your personalized defense strategy underway.

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