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John Gioffredi Uncovers the Difference Between DUI and DWI in TEXAS 

Generally speaking, two types of criminal offenses can turn your whole life upside down related to substance abuse. Even decent, law-abiding citizens sometimes make mistakes that land them in jail. Therefore, it is advisable to get experienced Attorneys who’ve seen it all and spend most of their time fighting these cases in court. Along with fines can be probation, community service, alcohol awareness classes, or even jail time. Moreover, people need to know that the consequences to their records and reputation could be high.


Hence, if you or any of your beloved ones are charged with a criminal offense, John Gioffredi & Associates have successfully defended DWI cases in the Dallas area since 1987. Ultimately, no matter how bad you think your DWI case looks, we’ve seen it before, and we’ll use our three decades of experience to fight for you.


What is the Difference Between DUI and DWI?


Driving Under the Influence (DUI) occurs when an officer testifies that they smelled an alcoholic beverage in an individual under 21 years old. Then the minor will be cited for DUI. On the other hand, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) means alcohol concentration in a person’s blood, breath, or urine greater than .08 percent. In both situations, your entire future could be in jeopardy, depending on the Defense Attorney you find. It would help if you considered that no matter how dismal your facts are, there is always a chance you can win your case. 


Here at John Gioffredi & Associates, there are four steps we suggest you follow when police are in pursuit: 

  • Pull your vehicle over 
  • Exit your car upon request 
  • Provide proper identification and 
  • Allow them to take your blood if they obtain a warrant.

You may refuse any other request by the police, but if you do so, do some politely. Finally, you should never forget that it is better to talk to an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney before accepting a guilty plea to see if you’re better off fighting your case.


Why should you trust John Gioffredi & Associates?


John Gioffredi is an industry leader among DWI attorneys. He pioneered the use of jury punishment in Texas DWI cases and has taught his system to DWI attorneys throughout Texas who want better outcomes for their clients. With over three decades of experience, he has defended over 1,500 Texas DWI cases since 1987, winning over 300 not guilty verdicts and over 200 case dismissals. Furthermore, the firm has a proven track record of going to trial and beating DWI charges since 1987. The firm is very passionate about our role and has more than 30 years of experience helping clients win their cases.

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