Protecting The Rights Of Minors In Drunk Driving Cases

If you are under the age of 21 and have been charged with a DWI in Texas, you have a lot at stake: your freedom, your reputation and your future may be on the line. You want an experienced DWI defense attorney who is intimately familiar with the zero tolerance laws that govern minors in drunk driving cases.

At Danford Law Firm, PLLC, in Kerrville, our services bring more than 20 years of criminal law experience to individuals, including minors, who have been charged with drunk driving. A former prosecutor, attorney Harold Danford is the only prior director of the Texas Department of Public Safety's DWI/ALR program who now dedicates his practice to DWI defense. Mr. Danford and attorney Jonathan R. O'Hara offer clients extensive trial experience — we have taken hundreds of DWI cases to court. It is our practice to prepare every case from inception as if we expect it to go to trial.

The Representation We Provide For Minors In DWI Matters

The state of Texas takes a very serious approach to cases involving drunk driving by minors, with a zero-tolerance law governing these types of offenses. If you are younger than 21 and are found to be driving with any detectable trace of alcohol in your system, you can be charged with a DWI. Your first offense can lead to a fine of up to $500, an order of community service, mandatory attendance at an alcohol awareness course and the suspension of your driving privileges for up to four months. Repeat offenses could even result in incarceration.

When you hire us to defend you against a DWI charge, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your arrest, starting with a determination of whether police or law enforcement officers had probable cause to pull you over. We will review police reports and interview witnesses to establish whether you were properly advised of your rights before making any statements to the police.

Challenging The Evidence Prosecutors Present

We will carefully examine how field sobriety and blood alcohol tests were administered, to ensure compliance with established protocol. We will look at your personal activity in the hours before your arrest to determine whether you ingested prescription medication or other food or drink items that could have produced an erroneous reading on blood alcohol or breathalyzer tests.

Whatever your circumstances, we will aggressively defend your rights. We regularly provide representation for minors throughout the Hill Country, including San Angelo and San Antonio.

Contact Our Law Office Today

To set up a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact our office online or call us at 830-257-4045 for an appointment. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Credit cards are accepted.