DWIs are a serious offense in Texas, with zero leniency for those who are underage. Even a first-time offender who is 17 or older can face up to 180 days in jail.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 29, 2016
High school students can expect a larger police presence on prom nights in Houston and stricter DWI and DUI consequences, according to Corso Law Group.
On prom night, 53 percent of students will consume four or more alcoholic drinks, according to Statistic Brain, and 90 percent are more likely to drink and drive, according to a study by Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions.
Last year during prom season, from April 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015, Texas DPS responded with 1,095 alcohol-related arrests. During that time, more than 2,000 alcohol-related accidents were reported.
“DWIs are a serious offense in Texas, with zero leniency for those who are underage,” said Christopher Corso, founder of Houston DWI lawyers Corso Law Group. “Even a first-time offender who is 17 or older can face up to 180 days in jail.”
Along with jail time, an underage DWI, known as Driving Under the Influence by Minor (DUI), can result in thousands of dollars in fines, license suspension, extensive community service and mandatory alcohol-awareness classes.
For those over the age of 21, a DWI can result in severe consequences and can heavily impact one’s career, family and finances if not handled by an experienced DWI lawyer.
“We want to remind drivers and parents how important it is to immediately contact an experienced, Houston DWI lawyer if they find themselves in a difficult legal situation,” Corso said.
Corso Law Group is an experienced team of legal professionals who have handled thousands of DUIs in Arizona over a combined 30 years of practicing law. Founder Christopher Corso is a former Maricopa County (Ariz.) prosecutor whose legal team can help with drunk driving cases as well as other criminal defense cases, including criminal speeding, CDL tickets, photo radar tickets, felony charges, drug possession, weapons possession, violent crimes and more.
Christopher Corso is solely licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. All Texas cases will be handled by a licensed attorney in Texas.
Corso Law Group is located at 5177 Richmond Avenue, Suite 1250, in Houston. To schedule a free consultation, please visit http://www.corsolawgroup.com or call (731) 231-0499.