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Hello, my name is Troy Burleson and I am a criminal defense attorney who specializes in defending citizens accused of DWI, DUI and other drunk driving offenses. If you have recently been arrested and charged with drunk driving, you probably have many questions and concerns. I built this web site to help answer questions from people like you about DWI laws, the criminal process and other related topics. I hope you find the information informative.
If you would like more information about your DWI case, or if you would like a free no-obligation consultation, contact my office today toll free at (866) 439-2182.
How Can I help you? If you are facing a drunk driving charge, you need an experience DWI attorney to protect your legal rights, defend your driving privileges and attempt to reinstate your good name. I have helped guide hundreds of clients through successful plea bargain negotiations and trials as a criminal defense attorney. While most lawyers claim to be experienced trial attorneys, few can match my actual trial experience. As an attorney, I have represented clients in over 200 trials. In 2009 alone, I defended clients in over 50 trials. Most “trial” attorneys will not have that many trials in 5 or 10 years. Because of my trial experience, I have earned a reputation from judges, prosecutors and other criminal defense attorneys as a tough, skilled trial attorney. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how I can help with your case.
“I have dedicated my law practice to providing quality, cost-effective legal representation to people like you who are accused of a drunk driving offense. I look forward to meeting with you and helping guide you through this trying time in your life."
- Collin County, Texas DWI/DUI defense lawyer Troy Burleson
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Driving While Intoxicated FAQ's
1. How can I save my driving privileges?
2. What are the biggest mistakes people make after being arrested for DWI?
3. What happens after a DWI arrest?
4. Will I go back to jail?
5. What mistakes do officers frequently make during DWI arrests?
6. What are the risks of having a trial?
7. I believe I was intoxicated and want to plead guilty; do I still need an attorney?
The Legal Limit. The legal limit for intoxication in Texas is a .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). However, drivers can be stopped and cited for impaired driving due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Texas also has a zero tolerance law; meaning it is illegal for anyone under 21 to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol.
How much is too much? Impairment begins with the first drink. Gender, body weight, the number of drinks consumed and the amount of food in one's stomach affect the body's ability to handle alcohol. Women, younger people and smaller people, whether male or female, often have lower tolerances.
Definition of “Intoxicated.” Under Texas law, “Intoxicated” means:
• NOT having the normal use of your mental faculties; or
• NOT having the normal use of your physical faculties; or
• HAVING an alcohol concentration of .08 or more at the time of driving.
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What are your rights if stopped for DWI? If you are stopped by an officer and questioned about drinking, you have a RIGHT TO:
• Remain Silent;
• Refuse ALL Field Sobriety Tests;
• Refuse a Breath or Blood Test;
• Request a Hearing to Contest Your License Suspension.
Act Now to Protect Your Freedom, Driving Privileges and Legal Rights
Contact The Law Office of Troy P. Burleson, P.C. Today:
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a DWI or DUI within Collin County, Texas and the surrounding cities of McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Dallas, Denton, Wylie, Addison, Prosper, Celina and The Colony, Texas and you need the help of an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer, call the Law Office of Troy P. Burleson at (866) 439-2182 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Texas DWI defense trial attorney.