Drunk Driving Facts

When it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol and the criminal charges that can stem from this activity, many people are not as informed as they should be. This can cause serious problems when a person finds themselves charged with a DWI or other alcohol-related charges.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, we believe that it is important for anyone in Dallas to know certain basic statistics regarding drunk driving and to know where they can turn for help should they be charged with drunk driving. Facing such charges can be trying and worrisome, but having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can make it easier to fight these charges.

Statistics about Drunk Driving

The following statistics regarding drunk driving are provided by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD:

  • The number of drunk driving related accidents has been halved since the inception of MADD
  • Only the amount of alcohol drank in a given period of time determines impairment, not the kind of drink
  • 21 to 25 year olds make up 23.4% of all drunk drivers
  • Only time will sober a person up; drinking coffee, exercising, and taking a cold shower are myths that don’t actually speed up the process

Unfortunately, a lack of information regarding drunk driving can lead to a person being charged with a DWI in Dallas, something no one wants to face.

Discuss Drunk Driving with a Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

Every individual charged with a crime has the legal right to defend him or herself against that charge. Thankfully for Dallas residents, the legal team at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter is adept at handling such cases and knows what it takes to get a client accused of drunk driving a positive result. If you find yourself accused of such a charge and the resulting penalties, call 214-845-7007 to learn about what defense options are possible for you.


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