Fort Worth Alcohol & Drug Defense Lawyer
20+ Years of Criminal Justice Experience from a Former FBI Agent
Have you been accused of or arrested for an alcohol or drug offense in Texas? The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC can defend you against your charges and assert your rights as a defendant. Mr. Shipley has over 20 years of criminal justice experience that spans defense representation, law enforcement experience, and prior work as an agent in the FBI. As a result, he brings unique investigative skills that most attorneys do not have. This can prove critical to cases like alcohol and drug accusations, which often require a deep investigation of the available evidence. Mr. Shipley can thoroughly examine your case to strategize a defense that safeguards your rights and your future.
Contact The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation to learn more about how our team can investigate your case. Serving Tarrant County.
Common Alcohol Offenses
There are several types of alcohol-related offenses covered under Texas criminal law.
Some common examples of alcohol crimes include:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI) – It is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or while you possess a blood-alcohol level of .08% or more.
- Public Intoxication (PI) — Being intoxicated in a public place to the point where you could put yourself and other people in danger. This is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.
- Minor in Possession (MIP) — Possessing alcohol while you are under the age of 21, whether you consumed the alcohol, is illegal (e.g., simply holding an empty beer can). This is also a misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine and could impact your ability to apply to college and graduate school in the future, as well as affect other opportunities.
- Driving with an Open Container — Having an open container within reach while you are driving is another Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.