Intoxication and Alcohol Offenses include the “drunk driving” offense of DWI and other offenses related to operating dangerous machinery while intoxicated. Under Texas law, “intoxicated” includes the effect of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both, whether or not these are prescribed to you.
Intoxication crimes are found primarily in Title 10 of the Texas Penal Code (abbreviated “PC” below). However, underage (under 21) alcohol-related crimes are found in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (abbreviated “ABC” below). Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) in Texas, is one such offense.
The list of Intoxication & Alcohol Offenses is below:
IMPORTANT INTOXICATION OFFENSE TOPICS
- PC 49.02 – Public Intoxication
- PC 49.04 – Driving While Intoxicated
- PC 49.045 – Driving While Intoxicated With Child Passenger
- PC 49.05 – Flying While Intoxicated
- PC 49.06 – Boating While Intoxicated
- PC 49.07 – Intoxication Assault
- PC 49.08 – Intoxication Manslaughter
- ABC 106.041 – Driving or Operating Watercraft Under the Influence of Alcohol by a Minor (“DUI“)
Obstructing a Highway or Other Passageway is not technically an intoxication offense, but sometimes DWI offenses are reduced to Obstruction charges as part of a plea deal, so it is relevant for consideration.
Not listed above is Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle because it does not require intoxication as an element.