Texas laws are tough on anything that could result in harm to others while driving on the state's busy roads. That includes drunk driving. Drunk driving is typically referred to under the law as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Anyone charged with a DWI can face serious penalties, especially if they are a repeat offender or if someone got hurt.
Texas roads can be dangerous places due to the sheer volume of vehicles on them, especially in peak hours. Of course, road maintenance issues and bad weather conditions can make the roads even more dangerous. That is a good reason why drivers should make sure that they are not impaired in any way when they take their vehicles out on the roads so they can protect themselves, their passengers and others. Moreover, if you drive drunk, you can face serious legal penalties.
Being charged with drunk driving, typically referred to as DUI or DWI charge, can result in a range of consequences for defendants. Those consequences can include incarceration, fines and administrative license suspension. The consequences are often particularly severe in cases of repeat offenses and in cases where injuries were suffered as a result of the defendant's actions while under the influence.