In Texas, you don’t have to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs/controlled substances to be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
Driving While High is Illegal!
If you’re operating a vehicle while impaired by any substance, whether it be a prescription drug, over the counter drug, or controlled substance, you can be charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) in Brazoria County. An offense of this nature will result in your immediate arrest and the initiation of the ALR process.
At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we take pride in helping our clients out of these situations be either fighting the charge at trial, uncovering options to get the case dismissed, or in some situations, working with the court on an easy probationary agreement. Your Constitutional Rights, if compromised, may open the door for a swift case dismissal.
If you have questions about working with us on fighting a DUI charge in Brazoria County, contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates today by calling 979-267-6081.
We Provide DUI & Drug Charge Defense
Attorney Tad Nelson has engaged in DUI defense litigation on behalf of Texans for over 30 years and will carefully go over your options with you if you’ve been charged with an offense of this nature.
In the event that you or a loved were arrested for DUI, and charged with the possession of a controlled substance, we provide defense counsel for drug crimes as well.
Potential Criminal Penalties
1st Offense DUI
- Jail Time: 72 Hours – 180 Days
- Potential Fine: Up to $2,000.00
- Other Penalties: Loss of Texas Drivers License for up to 1 year. Criminal Record.
2nd Offense DUI
- Jail Time: 30 Days – 1 Year
- Potential Fine: Up to $4,000.00
- Other Penalties: Loss of Texas Drivers License for up to 2 years. Criminal Record.
DUI cases are generally misdemeanor criminal offenses, unless the situation encourages law enforcement officers & the Brazoria County District Attorney to seek enhanced or additional criminal charges.
Regarding Drug Offenses
Whether or not your case will be charged as a DUI alone, or whether there is a 2nd charge for the possession of dangerous chemicals or a controlled substance, will also have an impact on your case.
Criminal penalties in DUI cases are separate from drug offenses.
If the drug is a controlled substance, the charge and potential penalty for the drug offense will vary based on the drug and the amount of the drug in the possession of the defendant.
Expert* Legal Presentation is Available
*Attorney Tad A. Nelson is a Board Certified criminal law specialist per the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientist per the American Chemical Society, a lifetime student of the National College of DUI Defense, a former Texas prosecutor, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and founder of the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates.