Ashley Reyes
Ashley Reyes
23:28 29 Oct 20
Sarah and her staff is by far the best attorney our family could of used ! She truly cares about her clients and will... do everything to help get the best outcome ! She got our case dismissed we never even had to go to court and she was amazing at communicating and even with covid she still made sure to always keep us in the loop ! She is so knowledgeable of the law and I was so confident in her. She was always available for anything and that shows she cares! She will fight to the end for her clients and I witnessed that ! She is worth every single penny and just remember you get what you pay for and in Sarah you will get a A Plus attorney and her whole team fight for the client and she does not back down ! I was recommended by her from several friends who had worked with the court system and they all recommended her ! Very easy to talk to she is to the point and does not sugar coat things and does everything for you! She will give all she has to fight for you and has so much fire in her I just love her and her team !You would not be disappointed she will always be so special to our family after her fight for justice ! I can not explain fully in words how amazing she truly is ! You will get top of the line legal support with her staff thank you beyond word Sarah Roland and staff !!read more
Katherine Mastropiero
Katherine Mastropiero
18:28 15 Jul 20
Very friendly and helpful! Super sweet staff.
AllwaysMae Prevatt
AllwaysMae Prevatt
14:38 09 Mar 20
Sarah is verp personable, know her law, worth every dime.
SHARON THORP
SHARON THORP
23:53 23 Jan 20
Knowledgeable, intelligent and professional. Great attorney.
scooter rainwater
scooter rainwater
06:35 28 Nov 19
If you are looking for an attorney in Denton, Sarah Roland is going to be your best choice. Sarah is very confident and... knowledgeable about her job and the law. Sarah is very supportive and was always available when I needed to contact her for any reason. She is also very caring with her clients, I am a UNT student and she was already aware of the steps I would need to take being that I am a student, and helped me with the process that I had to go threw with the University. I was arrested for public intoxication and Sarah was able to get my case dismissed within two months, I also never needed to go to court as she took care of everything for me. Her staff is amazing and very friendly, all questions that I had were answered almost immediately. I highly recommend Sarah Roland because there was absolutely no downside to working with her and her staff.read more
Joplin Investigations
Joplin Investigations
16:04 03 Aug 19
Ms. Roland and her team are exceptional attorneys. She is extremely knowledgable of the law and will fight for her... clients. We have had the privilege in working with Ms. Roland for the past six years doing investigations for her team. Ms. Roland is definitely someone you want on your side.read more
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INTOXICATION OFFENSES

DWI and DUI Charges in Denton County

There is a lot of propaganda out there. You see the signs – “drink, drive, go to jail;” “buzzed driving is drunk driving;” “DWI: you can’t afford it…” While this may be effective propaganda, it is actually NOT the law in Texas. In Texas it is legal to consume alcohol and then drive as long as you are at least 21 and not intoxicated. Intoxicated has a specific definition under the law. 

Intoxicated, under Texas law, means:

  • having a breath or blood test of .08 or greater at the time of driving; OR
  • not being normal mentally because of the introduction of alcohol and/or drugs into the body; OR
  • not being normal physically because of the introduction of alcohol and/or drugs into the body.

The burden is on the prosecution to prove intoxication. This is where the standardized field sobriety tests (SFST’s) come into play and it is important to have a lawyer who is well versed in these tests. People often ask if they should take a breath or a blood test. That’s a pretty loaded question. A breath test machine is just that – a fallible, man-made machine. There are many variables that can affect or inflate the result. Blood tests are generally more reliable but human error can be, and often is, a major factor in the results – specifically, proper chain of custody and storage of blood specimens. It is also important to remember that the State must prove that you were driving while intoxicated not when you blow into the machine or when your blood is drawn.

Breath and Blood Tests

If you are 100% certain that you can take and pass a breath and/or blood test and are 100% confident in the machine and human operators, then take the test. I have not met anyone who fits that criteria. Otherwise, recognize that you have the statutory and constitutional right to politely decline the request. Understand that, pursuant to the Fourth Amendment, police have the ability to apply for and obtain a search warrant for your blood. Depending on what the breath or blood test score is, your age (whether under 21), and whether there is a history of intoxication offenses, you may be required to keep and maintain an ignition interlock device as a condition of your bond or any interlock/occupational driver’s license.

Drug DWI

Drug DWI’s are occurring with more regularity these days. The drug intoxicant can be prescribed or illicit. These are interesting cases because unlike alcohol DWI’s, there is no per se (number) limit on drug cases. Ms. Roland has working knowledge and experience in trying drug DWI cases.

Driver’s License Suspension Issues

Driver’s license suspension issues accompany every DWI allegation. Although the driver’s license suspension arises out of the DWI arrest, the driver’s license hearing is completely separate. It is easy to make yourself crazy with all the information on the internet about DWI’s in Texas and nearly impossible to know what applies to your situation and what doesn’t. Therefore, it is important to have a lawyer familiar with defending these types of cases when you are accused of an intoxication offense. Talk to Sarah about your options.

Classifications of DWI Charges

DWI (1st):

Offense Level:
Class B Misdemeanor

Punishment:
72 hours – 180 days confinement in County Jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option.



DWI with a BAC of 0.15 or higher (1st):

Offense Level:
Class A Misdemeanor
Punishment:
0 – 365 days confinement in County Jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. An Ignition Interlock Device is required as a condition of probation by state law.


DWI with a prior DWI conviction (DWI 2nd)

Offense Level:
Class A Misdemeanor

Punishment:
30 – 365 days confinement in County Jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. An Ignition Interlock Device is required as a condition of probation by state law.

Felony DWI with a Child Passenger Under 15 Years of Age

Offense Level:
State Jail Felony

Punishment:
180 days – 2 years confinement in State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine not to exceed $10,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. 


Felony DWI with 2 or more prior convictions

Offense Level:
Third-Degree Felony

Punishment:
2 – 10 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine not to exceed $10,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. Probation for this offense can be as long as 10 years.

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