Intoxication & Alcoholic Beverage Offenses : Texas Penal Code

Chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code outlines “Intoxication & Alcoholic Beverage Offenses”.  These offenses include criminal violations like:

  • public intoxication (§ 49.02)
  • possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle (§49.031)
  • driving while intoxicated (§49.04)
  • DWI with a child passenger (§49.045)
  • flying while intoxicated (§49.05)
  • boating while intoxicated (§49.06)
  • assembling or operating an amusement ride while intoxicated (§49.065)

Other sections in Chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code address

  • intoxication assault (§49.07)
  • intoxication manslaughter (§49.08)
  • enhanced offenses and penalties


Each link to the outlined offenses in Chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code offers a brief summary of the elements of each crime and the punishment and fine range.  This information is general reference and is not intended to be legal advice.  If you are accused of any of these offenses, The Mendoza Law Firm, L.L.C. can fight for you.  Call now for a free consultation.