Parked Car DWI

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge and conviction is one of the most serious offenses in the state of Texas and can have a major impact on all areas of your life. Many people believe that a DWI arrest can only happen if you are pulled over during the act of driving. However, the reality is that you can be arrested and charged with a DWI even if your car is parked with just the radio on.

If you or someone you know has been wrongfully charged with a DWI, you need to take action today to protect your rights and interests. A DWI charge can impact not only your career, but also you reputation and personal relationships. To speak with a qualified attorney about your legal options, contact the Austin DWI lawyers of Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950 and schedule a free consultation.

DWI Charges in a Parked Car

Although there are no specific laws that discuss parked car DWIs in the state of Texas, if an officer believes you had the intent to operate a vehicle while intoxicated, he or she could ask you to take a sobriety test. You could receive a DWI in a parked car for any of the following reasons:

  • You turned on the ignition
  • There is not a sober person in the vehicle with you
  • You have tried to drive the vehicle

While it may seem counterintuitive that an individual may be charged with driving while intoxicated when they aren't driving, it can and does happen.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of DWI, get the legal representation you need today by contacting the Austin DWI lawyers of Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your case with an experienced legal representative.


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