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FAQ – Answers from a Leading Criminal Defense Lawyer in Amarillo, TX

As a criminal defense lawyer in Amarillo, TX, Jeffrey A. Hill, Attorney at Law, is ready to answer all your questions about DWI and drug possession and white-collar, juvenile, and violent crime. Below, you’ll find some of the most commonly received questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.


What are the BAC limits in Texas?

In Texas, the acceptable BAC (blood alcohol concentration) limit is 0.08% for individuals 21 or older. If you’re under the age of 21—Texas’ legal drinking age—you’re not allowed to have any alcohol in your system when driving. The acceptable BAC for commercial drivers is half of the standard limit at 0.04%.

Can I refuse a breathalyzer test?

Yes, drivers have the right to refuse breathalyzer tests and other sobriety tests, including blood tests. However, it’s important to note that due to the state’s implied consent law, authorities are permitted and may attempt to take possession of your license if you refuse any requested tests.


What are the potential penalties for violent crimes?

In our state, violent crimes are considered either misdemeanors or felonies, with felonies resulting in more severe penalties. Potential penalties vary depending on the seriousness of the injury, the type of crime, the use of a weapon, and whether or not death occurred. Anyone convicted of a violent crime may face prison sentences, large fines, community service mandates, child custody restrictions, loss of civil rights, educational opportunity limitations, and employment opportunity limitations.

What are the potential defenses against violent crimes?

Several common defense strategies are used in an attempt to dismiss violent crime charges or win an acquittal. These strategies include self-defense, defense of others, lack of intent, and mistake of fact. A violent crimes lawyer can help you build the best possible defense for your specific circumstances.