A DUI is an offense that can carry serious ramifications if you are convicted. It is important that you hire a DUI defense attorney who has experience fighting these cases in a jury trial. All of the lawyers with Gunter and Bennett have plenty of experience prosecuting and defending DUI cases in front of a jury.
An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney Can Help
A DUI is a Class C Misdemeanor. If you have never been arrested before and there are no extenuating circumstances the odds of you receiving a jail sentence are slim. If you are convicted of DUI you most likely face a term of probation. Of course, our goal as your attorney is to avoid you being convicted of DUI.
Difference between DWI and DUI
Many people confuse driving while intoxicated “DWI” with driving under the influence “DUI.” In Texas, a DWI is typically a Class B Misdemeanor (for a first offense) and a DUI is a Class C Misdemeanor that is issued to minors under the age of 21 when an officer notices a detectable amount of alcohol on a minor who was operating a vehicle. In short, if you are over 21 you cannot get a DUI. You CAN get a DWI if you are under 21. Even though it is a Class C Misdemeanor, a DUI is still an offense you should speak with a DUI attorney about.