Hidalgo County, Texas DWI Lawyers
Mr. Banker is a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with over 30 years of legal experience. He is dedicated to the best interest and well-being of those he represents, and with whom he is a true “Brother in Arms.” As such, he advocates for the success of his clients in courts of law all over Texas and the United States.
A native Texan, Mr. Banker graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Law degree (J.D.) from the University of Houston Law Center. In between these degrees, Mr. Banker achieved a Master’s degree...
Practiced law in Dallas, Texas as an Assistant District Attorney in the Dallas District Attorneys Office from 1967 to 1969. Open private practice in 1969 in Dallas, Texas, specializing in criminal defense, family law, and probate.
Married, two grown sons, and two grandchildren, living in the DFW area. Currently reside in Harlingen, Texas for the past 35 years.
Mr. Gracia was elected to office in 2015 as a Justice of the Peace in Brownsville, Texas. His jurisdiction includes overseeing criminal traffic citations, small claims lawsuits, inquests, evictions and many other responsibilities of a Justice of the Peace. In 2016 he was voted Administrative Judge by his peers so that he could represent all Cameron County Justices...
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.
Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.
DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.
Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.
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