Legal Use of Drug or Alcohol No Defense to DWI in Texas
Sec. 49.10. NO DEFENSE.
In a prosecution under Section 49.03, 49.04, 49.045, 49.05, 49.06, 49.065, 49.07, or 49.08, the fact that the defendant is or has been entitled to use the alcohol, controlled substance, drug, dangerous drug, or other substance is not a defense.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1364, Sec. 14, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 787, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Table of contents for DWI Texas Law
- Definitions for Texas DWI Law
- Texas Public Intoxication Law
- Texas Open Container Law
- Texas Driving While Intoxicated (Texas DWI)
- Texas Driving While Intoxicated (Texas DWI) with Child Passenger
- Flying While Intoxicated
- Boating While Intoxicated
- Assembling or Operating Amusement Ride While Intoxicated
- Intoxication Assault
- Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas
- Enhanced Offenses and Penalties for a Texas DWI
- Legal Use of Drug or Alcohol No Defense to DWI in Texas
- Proof of Mental State (Intent) Not Necessary for DWI Conviction in Texas
- Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter Don't Apply to Unborn Child if Committed by Mother