Defending the Rights Of Minors in Drunk Driving Cases

If you are under the age of 21 and have been charged with a DWI in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, San Angelo or elsewhere, 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 former director of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s DWI/ALR program who now dedicates his practice to DWI defense. Mr. Danford and attorneys Jonathan R. O'Hara and Thomas J. Hurt offer clients extensive trial experience and have taken hundreds of DWI cases to court. It is their practice to prepare every case from inception as if they expect it to go to trial.

Texas Has a Zero-Tolerance Policy

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 our DWI lawyers 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 also review police reports, watch any videos, and interview witnesses to ensure that your rights were not violated during the process and that all the proper procedures were followed.

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 Texas Hill Country, including Kerr County, Gillespie County and Tom Green County.

Contact Our Law Office Today

To set up a consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact our office online or call us for an appointment. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Credit cards are accepted. Our DWI lawyers regularly fight for clients in Kerr County, Gillespie County and Tom Green County.