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Can a person be guilty of drunk driving if he only had one drink?

I was pulled over by police awhile back and issued a DUI. I argued with the officer that I had only consumed one 12oz beer. Not enough to put me over the legal limit. The officer ticketed and detained me to the "sober tank" anyways.

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    Robert W. Eutsler | Eutsler Law Firm
    9219 Katy Freeway, Ste 220
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 464-6461
    If you are under 21, yes. All that must be proven is a detectable amount of alcohol, since any amount is illegal in a minor. A ticket for minor DUI in Texas is not a DWI. It is a fine only offense, with a possible 60 day driver's license suspension.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 4/3/2013
    Mark Thiessen | Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
    1017 Heights Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77008
    (713) 428-2322
    Yes a person can be intoxicated after one drink if they do not have a tolerance at all.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 4/3/2013
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