Thinking about trying to deal with your DWI charges without a DWI attorney? Please take a look at what is on the line. These are very serious punishments and should be avoided at all costs by calling on a DWI lawyer to represent you in court.
A first conviction for DWI constitutes a Class B Misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $2,000, a jail stay of up to 180 days, and a license suspension lasting 90 days to one year.
A second conviction constitutes a Class A Misdemeanor with a fine of up to $4,000, up to one year in jail, and a license suspension lasting 180 days to two years.
A third DWI conviction is a 3rd Degree Felony and those who are convicted may be fined up to $10,000, spend two to ten years in prison, and face a license suspension of up to two years.
If you are convicted of intoxication assault, meaning that your alleged drunk driving seriously injured someone, then you will be charged with a 3rd Degree Felony.
If someone is killed because of your alleged drunk driving, you will be charged with a 2nd Degree Felony Intoxication Manslaughter.
If you are charged with DWI with a child passenger, you will be charged with a State Jail Felony.
As you can see, the penalties are very serious and you need a strong DWI lawyer on your side to explain the potential outcomes of the case and how best to avoid any time in jail and the high financial penalties. If you are ever charged with Driving While Intoxicated, contact the DWI Team attorneys Salek & Garcia at 512 89 89 DWI.