Dallas Driving Under the Influence Lawyer

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a criminal offense that only drivers under the age of 21 can face. Unlike a DWI, which only adults over the age of 21 who have a blood alcohol level of .08 or more, drivers under the age of 21 can be charged with a DUI if they have any amount of alcohol in their system. The consequences, both criminal and otherwise, that an individual who is convicted of a DUI may face can be serious and may have a sizable impact on his or her future.

Because our lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter know how severe the penalties can be for a Dallas DUI conviction, we believe that it is essential for those accused of driving under the influence to enlist the representation of a trained, knowledgeable legal counselor in order to avoid suffering the worst possible outcomes. No one wants to face life-altering consequences as the result of a mistake they made, and with the help of an attorney, you might not have to.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence

DUI convictions can carry a range of different penalties, but even for a first time offender whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is below .08, the following are potential consequences that they may face:

  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 60 days
  • Fines up to $500
  • Up to 40 hours mandatory community service
  • Enrollment in an alcohol awareness program

Those with a BAC above .08 tend to face far more serious penalties, including jail time.

Speak with a DUI Attorney in Dallas

If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Dallas, an attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help. Find out how we can help craft a strong and aggressive defense for you by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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