Underage DWI Attorney

Protect Your Future — Call An Experienced Juvenile Defense Lawyer

The laws governing alcohol consumption by underage drivers are very clear; get pulled over with any amount of alcohol in your system and you will be charged with a DWI. An underage DWI conviction can lead to serious penalties that can impact your future for years to come, making it important to hire an attorney immediately after your arrest.

As an experienced Harker Heights underage DWI lawyer and a former prosecutor, I, Bobby Dale Barina, have the skills and experience needed to help you mount a strong defense against your charges. My skills and knowledge of the law allow me to help you work to limit or avoid the many potential penalties stemming from a conviction, including:

  • Hefty fines
  • License suspension
  • Mandatory alcohol classes
  • Community service
  • Possible jail time

The penalties go beyond the legal ramifications of a conviction, however — an underage DWI can lead to issues with high school and college administrations, and suspension from athletics teams.

Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

In Texas, minors can be charged with Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, as well as Driving While Intoxicated, or DWI. What is the difference?

  • DWI is driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.
  • DUI is driving with any detectable alcohol in your system.

The penalties for DUI are less severe than for DWI, so it is sometimes advantageous for a minor charged with DWI to seek to have the charge reduced to a DUI. I will explore all viable defense strategies to help you lesson the consequences of an alcohol-related arrest.

Detailed Advice On Your Case

My work on both sides of the criminal justice system has given me unique insight into underage DWI proceedings. This insight allows me to provide you with the detailed advice you need to understand what you can expect from your proceedings, what’s on the line, and what defense options are available to you. My experience allows me to explore every available defense option in an effort to help you protect your future from unnecessary harm.

As a skilled juvenile defense lawyer, I’ll help you plan the best possible defense by reviewing every detail of your case to search for information that can be used to prove your innocence or apply pressure on the prosecution. Any information obtained during my review will be used during plea negotiations or during trial, depending on the unique factors of your case and your ultimate defense decisions.

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