In Texas, “Intoxicated” is defined as:

  1. not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those ubstances, or any other substance into the body; or
  2. having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more.


What Does This Mean

In other words, in prosecuting a DWI case, the State does not have to prove any specific BAC number in order to show “intoxication”. The state must show that a person has lost the use of his or her mental or physical faculties because of the introduction of alcohol or some other substance into the body.

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If you have been charged with DWI, it is extremely important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. With any criminal proceeding, our constitution provides every defendant with a number of specific rights. Among other things, we will ensure that those rights were not at any time violated by the State.

At Ross Law Offices, we provide a free consultation to discuss your case, and review any legal options you may have. Don’t wait. Call us today.