Have you been charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in Austin or Travis
County, Texas? Before choosing a lawyer to defend you in the Travis County Criminal Courts, it is important to have a good idea of what it means to
be charged with DWI in Austin and Travis County, Texas.
Under Texas law, a person commits the offense of DWI if he or she is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.
learn more about Texas DWI laws and penalties, click on the link below.
Texas DWI Law
The Internet is a great tool you can use to locate and contact numerous Austin attorneys to find out which one
is just right for you. An experienced Austin DWI lawyer will be familiar with the
Travis County Criminal Courts and Judges.
Questions you should ask an Austin DWI attorney:
How experienced is the DWI attorney you are considering for the defense of your case? What is his or her legal experience in
defending DWI? How may years has he or she been practicing Criminal Law in
Austin? How many cases of DWI
like yours has the attorney defended in the Travis County Criminal Courts.
A Travis County DWI attorney will also have many questions for you. The lawyer will want to know the facts surrounding your case in detail.
Questions an Austin DWI Lawyer will have for you:
How much did you have to drink and over what period of time? Did you give the
Austin police or the Travis County Sheriff permission to test your blood alcohol level?
Did you make any statements at the time of your arrest? Were there any witnesses to the events alleged by the police? Have
you ever been charged with and convicted of DWI before? Were you involved in an automobile accident? Was anyone injured or
Where is the court?
Note that almost all criminal cases in Travis County are heard in the
Travis County Criminal Courthouse
located at 509 West 11th in Austin, Texas. The Travis County Criminal
District Courts are located in the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center.
You should make yourself as familiar as possible with the exact location of the court your case is going to be heard in.
Click on the link below to see information regarding the exact location of the
Travis County Criminal District Courthouse
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