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Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a criminal offense that calls for the immediate intervention of an experienced criminal defense attorney. DWI in Texas is a serious offense that carries with it multiple penalties—even on a first offense for those who have never had any prior criminal history. It is vital to remember that initial charges do not automatically translate into a conviction. Also, you have the right to legal counsel, to your day in court, and to a presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
At Cañas & Flores, we strongly advise you to seek our help in any DWI arrest as soon as possible. In that way, you will have the advantage of two defense attorneys available to begin deconstructing your arrest and all of the circumstances and factors connected with the charge. Multiple factors are at play in any DWI arrest—including legal, scientific, and technical matters—all of which may have flaws, mistakes, and inconsistencies that can be used to challenge your charges in court. Our team is well-versed in how to investigate and use these factors to your advantage.
Types of DWI Charges in Texas
DWI crimes in Texas involve various scenarios and aggravating factors.
These crimes include:
- DWI first offense with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more or impaired ability to operate a vehicle, regardless of BAC, as evidenced by law enforcement
- Underage DWI with a BAC measuring .02 percent or more
- Commercial driver’s license holder with a BAC measuring .04 percent or more
- DWI with a BAC over .15 percent
- DWI with a child passenger
- DWI causing serious injury or death
- Second, third, and subsequent DWI convictions within 10 years
What Are The Penalties for DWI in Texas?
Penalties can include jail, prison time, or community service, as well as hefty fines, loss of your driving privileges, Texas surcharges for three years, probation, alcohol or drug treatment, vehicle insurance premium spikes, installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device, vehicle forfeiture, and a permanent criminal record.
A first-offense DWI alone can result in up to $2,000 in fines along with court costs and other fees, hundreds of hours of community service, DWI school, and monthly reporting to a probation officer.
To fight back, you will need a strong and committed Fort Worth DWI defense lawyer, like those at Cañas & Flores. We have been an established and respected presence in the Fort Worth area since 1997 and have successfully helped thousands of clients with their legal needs.
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