Austin, Texas DWI / DUI Attorneys

Travis County DWI / DUI AttorneysSometimes the offense is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI). Other times it is known as driving while intoxicated (DWI). Either way, it is a serious criminal offense. Even when there is no accident, property damage or injury, individuals convicted of DUI or DWI face possible jail time, a suspension of their driver’s license, fines and higher insurance premiums.

If you've been arrested for a DWI or DUI, don't put your freedom or future in jeopardy. You need the expertise of the Austin, Texas criminal defense attorneys at Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins, P.C. Let our Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists put decades of experience to work for you. Contact us for a confidential consultation through our online form or by phone at (512) 476-4873.

We represent clients charged with DWIs and DUIs in Austin, TX and the surrounding communities, including: Hays County (Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley); Travis County (Creedmoor, Elroy, Manor, Pflugerville); Williamson County (Cedar Park, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Florence, Leander, Round Rock, Taylor); Bastrop County (Bastrop, Clearview, Elgin, Rockne, Smithville); Comal County (Bulverde, Canyon Lake, Gruene, New Braunfels, Sattler, Startzville); Burnet County (Bertram, Burnet, Marble Falls); and Caldwell County (Lockhart, Luling).

In recent years, the laws governing DUI/DWI have become stricter, particularly when as they concern drivers under the age of 21 or second-time offenders. The attorneys at Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins, P.C., stay informed of the latest laws and understand them. We have 44 years of experience in the state of Texas and are ready to provide you with the strongest defense possible.

Legally, a motorist can be stopped only under specific circumstances, including improperly working equipment, erratic driving or when an officer has a reasonable basis to believe that a law (traffic or otherwise) has been violated. In some ways, this gives police officers a fair amount of leeway in deciding to stop a motorist. It also means, however, that there are circumstances in which a traffic stop was not conducted appropriately. An attorney with experience in DUI and DWI cases can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the stop and help you determine if your rights were violated.

Once a motorist has been stopped, law enforcement officials have a number of legal methods of determining whether a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This includes the “breathalyzer” test. The driver is asked to breathe into a device that determines a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC). In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI for a 0.08 BAC. Although an individual is not required to submit to such a test, refusal to do so may result in a presumption of guilt and loss of driving privileges. This can have a significant impact on the final outcome of your case.

Our attorneys know that “failing” a breathalyzer test is not an absolute establishment of impaired driving. Factors ranging from faulty equipment to a driver using over-the-counter cough medicines can result in false positives. It is important to note that drivers can be stopped and cited for impaired driving due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. There is also a zero tolerance law for anyone under age 21 (it is illegal for anyone under 21 to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol). Again, working with experienced legal counsel is the best way to defend yourself and protect your rights.

The law offices of Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins, P.C., have more than four decades of experience serving individuals in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Comal, Burnet and Caldwell Counties. With countless cases tried in these courts and four Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, we have the knowledge and skills to provide you with the best legal representation.

when it comes to DUI and DWI cases, time is of the essence. Talking with an attorney as soon as possible after you have been charged is the only way to ensure that you have the best defense and the most legal options. Protect your rights and your record by contacting us today to schedule a confidential consultation. We can be reached by phone at (512) 476-4873, by email at pamelab@mbfc.com, or by filling out this online form.

Law Awards

Awards given to our attorneys for excellence.

Michael Burnett -

  • Recognized in 2008 and 2005 as a "Rising Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly.
  • A.V. Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Jeffrey David Miller -

  • Recognized in 2008 as a "Rising Star Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine.
  • Elected in 2008 as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Association.