DWI vs. DUI Difference

Difference Between DWI and DUI

If you are traveling to Harris County from elsewhere, you might not be aware that a Houston DWI lawyer is the rough equivalent of a DUI attorney elsewhere. The reason for this is that the Texas legal system refers to driving while intoxicated as opposed to driving under the influence.

But it is important to note the DUI laws vary wildly from state-to-state and from locality to locality as well. To go into a full comparison between a Houston DWI lawyer and a DUI attorney would require the same depth and detail that would be required to simply compare DUI laws as well.

They are alike in one very important aspect. These laws are designed to prevent you from driving a motorized vehicle under the influence of anything that will impair your ability to properly operate that vehicle.

And this is not without good reason. The idea is to prevent potential major injury or even death from the improper operation of the vehicle.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence, you should immediately contact a qualified attorney to advise you of your rights. Do not attempt to simply do some research and handle the situation yourself. You need someone to walk your through the process. A qualified Houston DWI lawyer can walk you through the process, and attempt to lessen the impact that defending your case can have on your life.

And if you are from another part of the country, somewhere where they use the term DUI, then having a Houston DWI lawyer is all the more important. You need someone that knows not only the local legal system, but the players as well. Review our experience and contact us to find out how we would handle your case.

Contact the Law Offices of Tyler Flood should you find yourself in a situation needed a Texas attorney for a drunk driving case.

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