REAL COST OF A DWI
DALLAS DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Everyone says that “everything is bigger in Texas” and unfortunately, one common example is the number of accidents and deaths related to driving while intoxicated (DWI). It is estimated that about 2000 Texans die every year as a result of DWI accidents in addition to thousands more who are involved in the tragedy. In the state of Texas, DWI is a criminal defense resulting from a person being prohibited from driving or operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. Texas laws dictate intoxication as any alcoholic beverage, drug, controlled substance, or any combination of it that causes a person to lower their mental or physical abilities in the operation of a vehicle. It can also be illustrated as a person containing a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08 percent; however, an individual can still be arrested with a lesser amount if they are found behind the wheel.
In Texas, a first time offender can face a minimum jail time of at least three days and can reach up to one hundred and eighty days with fines reaching up to $2,000, in addition to a license suspension of anywhere between ninety to three hundred and sixty five days. A second offense results in a minimum jail time of thirty days to one year, up to $4000 fines and penalties, and a license suspension of one hundred and eighty days to two years. After a third offense the minimum jail sentence reaches two years, fines and penalties reach $10,000, and the offender’s license is suspended for one hundred and eighty days to two years. If subsequent offenses persist, the punishments continue to tally up. In addition to having face jail time, license suspension, and fines, DWI offenders face high attorney fees, thus increasing the financial strain they face for their actions. In the state of Texas, attorney fees can range anywhere from $5000 to $24,000 with the former being for inexperienced attorneys and the latter being for a high profile experienced lawyer.
A DWI offender can hamper their future greatly by damaging future employment options as well as their personal life. Most employers required criminal background checks before they hire applicants and a DWI conviction can put an applicant at risk of attaining a job. Coworkers and employers may have strained relations with an offender thus causing risk for any offender with a job. Family and friends may change their feelings relating to an offender following a DWI arrest in Texas or conviction, with common feeling being concerned for their wellbeing or being overly attentive toward the behavior of the offender.
HIRING AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
It is highly recommended to meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle your case if you are facing a DWI charge. These legal practitioners will be able to investigate every aspect of the case with the ultimate goal of keeping the client records clean. With a combined experience of more than 45 years, our criminal defense team has the expertise, knowledge, and dedication to help you after a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest. Our Dallas DWI defense lawyers have been helping clients in different counties of Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, and Denton. Our team understands the importance of having a strong defense after your DWI charge, and believes on aggressively defending the rights and freedom of an individual after their arrest. Our attorneys are available to talk about your case and offer you a complimentary consultation appointment to talk about your DWI charge and help you determine the right course of action for protecting your freedom.
You can schedule a FREE CONSULTATION appointment with a member of our team by calling 972.789.1664, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or filling out the form on top of this page. We look forward to providing you a dedicated legal service for your driving while intoxicated (DWI) case.