Due to the overwhelming frequency of alcohol-related accidents, most people are aware of the risks and laws associated with driving while intoxicated. Safe driving campaigns have made the alarming rate of drunk driving accidents apparent; however, fewer people consider the risks associated with flying while intoxicated.
Flying while intoxicated is an extremely dangerous act which the state takes seriously, but it is not impossible to challenge these charges. A proper criminal defense attorney can help you develop a defense tailored to your circumstances.
Were you charged with operating an aircraft while intoxicated in Collin County, Texas? If you or someone you know is these charges or a related offense including driving while intoxicated or possessing an open container, call Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy at (972) 805-8855 today.
One of our criminal defense attorneys can walk you through the legal process, and explain the most likely outcome of your case.
Representing clients out of two Plano locations and one Allen, Texas office, our firm also accepts clients in Frisco, Dallas, Richardson, Carrollton, and Frisco. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy also accepts clients out of Denton County, Grayson County, Fannin County, and Rockwall County. Call today to get started on your defense.
Texas Statute §49.05 regarding flying while intoxicated is direct and simple. Texas law prohibits individuals from operating an aircraft while intoxicated. The statute defines intoxication as a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, or consumption of enough alcohol and/or drugs to restrict the normal use of mental or physical faculties.
Violation of this section is categorized as a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a minimum of 72 hours in confinement. This penalty may be enhanced to a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a minimum of thirty (30) days in confinement, if at trial, the defendant was previously convicted of the same offense or a similar offense.
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Flying While Intoxicated under §49.05- Visit the Texas Penal Code website of the Texas State Legislature to find out more about operating an aircraft while intoxicated. This website also provides statutes on related offenses including driving while intoxicated. Also, find information on penalties for alcohol-related offenses.
About the TXAA- Visit the TXAA website of the Texas Aviation Association to learn more about federal regulations for aviation. This website provides information on aviation licensed. Also, find more on federal regulations and penalties for violation of aviation laws.
Red Light Camera Program- Visit the Plano.gov website of the Plano, Texas Police Department to find out more about Plano’s red light camera program. This website provides information on the history of the program, statistics on traffic injuries, and estimated costs of traffic collisions. Also, find information on paying traffic citation fines.
If you were charged with operating an aircraft while intoxicated, your reputation is at stake. If you live in the Plano area or the surrounding areas of Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, Dallas, and Richardson, call Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy at (972) 805-8855 to schedule your free consultation.
This firm also serves Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Fannin County, and Grayson County.
This article was last updated on December 20, 2016.