Why is a DWI not a DWI if it is a minor ? Well to define minor first, anyone under the age of majority which is 21 for drinking alcohol, is considered a minor. It’s not the same for just general criminal charges which considers a minor generally anyone under the age or 17 or a juvenile under the Texas Criminal Codes.

So when someone younger than 21 gets a DWI it is actually considered a “DUI” but charged the same as an adult DWI with basically the same consequences. These consequences can be complicated but the law firm of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC Attorneys at Law can help you get through these obstacles and protect your child from the serious consequences and ramifications a driving while intoxicated or under the influence charge can have.

If you need a DWI/DUI lawyer to help guide you call us today 361-792-3811.