Galveston County DWI Lawyer
Top Galveston County DWI Lawyer Fights for You.
With so much to see and do for both adults and families, it’s no wonder there were more than 500 DWI arrests in Galveston County in 2016 according to local police data. Many of them turned to the a top Galveston County DWI Lawyer with Trichter and Murphy to aggressively defend their rights.
At Trichter and Murphy, we’ve been defending concerned citizens arrested for DWI for more than 30 years. When you’ve been arrested for DWI, you may think your life is over, but there’s hope in a Galveston County DWI lawyer who knows the courts and will help you get your license back and through this difficult time. Call us at (713) 524-1010 24/7 to talk to a lawyer.
Facts about Galveston County (SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau):
Known for its bays and beaches, Galveston County is located on the Texas Gulf Coast plains and is home to residents who love life by the water. With a total population of 291,309, the county is where Texans on Gulf
Coast come to work, live and play.
- Total area: 874 square miles
- Land Area: 378 square miles
- Water Area: 495 square miles
What the law says (Excerpt from the Texas Penal Code, “Title 10. Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, and Morals; Chapter 49. Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses”):
Sec. 49.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) “Alcohol concentration” means the number of grams of alcohol per:
(A) 210 liters of breath;
(B) 100 milliliters of blood; or
(C) 67 milliliters of urine.
(2) “Intoxicated” means:
(A) not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or
(B) having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.
(3) “Motor vehicle” has the meaning assigned by Section 32.34(a).
(4) “Watercraft” means a vessel, one or more water skis, an aquaplane, or another device used for transporting or carrying a person on water, other than a device propelled only by the current of water.
(5) “Amusement ride” has the meaning assigned by Section 2151.002, Occupations Code.
(6) “Mobile amusement ride” has the meaning assigned by Section 2151.002, Occupations Code.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 234, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1364, Sec. 8, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.707, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Sec. 49.04. DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED. (a) A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.
(b) Except as provided by Subsections (c) and (d) and Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of 72 hours.
(c) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that at the time of the offense the person operating the motor vehicle had an open container of alcohol in the person’s immediate possession, the offense is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of six days.
(d) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that an analysis of a specimen of the person’s blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 14.55, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 960 (H.B. 1199), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.