Law Office of
Rhett Braniff

Facing Drug Charges? Let Us Be Your Beacon of Hope!

In the intricate web of legal challenges that drug offenses weave, finding the right path can be daunting. At the Law Office of Rhett Braniff, we understand the stress and uncertainty that accompanies drug possession charges. If you’re grappling with the weight of a drug offense, reach out today for legal representation that cares about your tomorrow.

How Does Texas Handle Drug Charges?

The way Texas prosecutes drug cases is a patchwork of different philosophies in different jurisdictions. Despite the widespread relaxation of marijuana prosecution in certain municipalities, it is still illegal across the state, and you can still be arrested and charged for possession of marijuana (POM).

Our seasoned drug crimes defense lawyers bring a deep understanding of these diverse legal landscapes. Whether it's a minor possession or a more severe charge, we're equipped to tailor a defense strategy that respects your unique situation.

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The Penalties of Drug Charges In Texas

Penalties range from Class C charges for paraphernalia to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance (POCS) and POM charges to felony POCS and POM charges. Drug charge penalties in Texas are a labyrinth of complexities which is why we are here to illuminate these paths, providing clarity and hope. With our guidance, you'll understand the potential outcomes and how we can work towards the best possible resolution after being convicted of a drug offense.

Debunking Myths, Building Defenses

The adage "possession is 9/10 of the law" is a myth in the legal world. We delve into the nuances of possession, ensuring your defense isn't built on hearsay but on solid legal ground. Let us dissect the intricacies of your case to construct a robust defense.

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Your Shield Against Illegal Evidence

Illegally seized contraband can be challenged by a motion to suppress. If a court determines that law enforcement illegally seized the drugs in question, they may be inadmissible at trial. The result is often a dismissal of all charges. Our expertise in challenging and potentially suppressing such evidence could be pivotal in your case. We stay abreast of evolving laws to shield you effectively.

In the journey through Texas drug offense laws, the Law Office of Rhett Braniff is your compass and guide. Don’t navigate this alone — allow our expertise and compassionate approach to lead the way to a brighter future. Contact us now for a criminal defense attorney in Austin that not only understands your legal needs but also cares about you as an individual.

Texas DWI Range Of Punishments

DWIs in Texas can range from Class B misdemeanors to 3rd-degree felonies. The punishment ranges are as follows:

Other Alcohol-related offenses include Intoxication Assault, Indication Manslaughter, Public Intoxication, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Driving While Intoxicated | DUI

Is there a difference between DUI and DWI in Texas? Yes and no. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is the charge for operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. It is similar in most respects to others State’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges. In some ways, DWI and DUI are the same thing, though all states way have slight differences in the elements of the offense a prosecutor would have to prove. For the most part, the charge is the same.

Texas has a separate DUI charge for minors. This is a Class C charge that can result in a fine only, and only requires the State to prove consumption of some amount of alcohol. While this charge is just for minors, it is important to remember that minor can be charged for the higher DWI offense

Texas DWI range of punishment

DWI’s in Texas can range from Class B misdemeanors to 3rd Degree felonies. The punishment ranges are as follows:

  • DWI with NO prior convictions for DWI                              Class B Misdemeanor
  • DWI with NO prior convictions for DWI

          and a breath or blood test over .15                                         Class A Misdemeanor

  • DWI with one prior conviction for DWI                               Class A misdemeanor
  • DWI with a passenger younger than 14                                State Jail Felony
  • DWI with 2 or more prior convictions for DWI                  3rd Degree Felony


Other Alcohol related offenses include Intoxication Assault, Indication Manslaughter, Public Intoxication, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Driving while Intoxicated charges in Texas can be difficult to navigate. A DWI charge and/or conviction can have far reaching implications, including driver license suspensions, professional consequences, professional license suspension issues, private pilot medical clearance issues, hefty fines, and many others. It is imperative that you look to hire an experienced DWI attorney to help you navigate the process.

Austin Texas DWI charge fees

Our firm prides itself on fair, reasonable fees. Our fees are inclusive of the Administrative License Suspension (ALR) and the filing for an occupational license. Our pretrial fees range from a $4500 flat fee up to $12,000 for felony cases. All our fees are flat fees, and we are happy to work out payment plans.

DWI blood or breath tests

You have a right to refuse all field sobriety tests, including a breath or blood test. You should exercise that right immediately upon being suspected of Driving While Intoxicated. It is possible, even after a person refuses a breath or blood test, that Law Enforcement will obtain a search warrant and draw your blood against your wishes. Often the officer will tell you this to make you think you have no options. You do. Refuse the chemical test, and force them to obtain a warrant.

Breath and Blood tests are just one piece of evidence

Often potential clients will tell me that they provide a breath or blood sample, and consider themselves to be without options. The Law Office of Rhett Braniff has successfully suppressed breath and blood samples, and won case despite a breath or blood test over the limit. You have options.


Call the Law Office of Rhett Braniff today to schedule a free DWI consultation.