Texas DWI laws are extremely strict. It doesn’t matter if it’s only a first time offense. Potential consequences still include jail time, expensive fines and long-term license suspension.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 27, 2016
Houstonians can expect increased DWI patrols and alcohol-related accidents on Cinco de Mayo, according to Corso Law Group.
From 2010 to 2014, 268 people were killed in alcohol-related accidents over the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend, with one-third of car crash fatalities involving an intoxicated driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During Cinco de Mayo 2014, Texas DPS launched a campaign directed at preventing Hispanic drivers from driving while intoxicated, among other Texas citizens. The campaign was a result of the 25,158 DWI and alcohol related crashes that took place in Texas during 2013. Of those accidents, approximately 37 percent involved a Hispanic driver, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
“Texas DWI laws are extremely strict,” said Christopher Corso, founder of Corso Law Group. “It doesn’t matter if it’s only a first time offense. Potential consequences still include jail time, expensive fines and long-term license suspension.”
Second and third offenses can result in greater DWI penalties. An automatic license suspension can also be put into place for 180 days if the driver refuses to participate in a breath or blood test.
“Police officers know that people will be out celebrating all over the city,” Corso said. “With a zero-tolerance policy in place, Houstonians should be very observant.”
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.