DWI Defense Lawyer in Dallas

If you are charged with the crime of driving under the influence (DUI), you will need to understand the charge and penalties that you are facing. In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the term used to describe the crime of driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Individuals under the age of 21 can be charged with DWI for any detectable amount of alcohol in his or her bloodstream. Commercial vehicle drivers can be charged with DWI if they have a 0.04% BAC. Speak with a Dallas criminal defense attorney from our firm today for the defense you need!

Understand Your DWI Offense

Approximately every 20 minutes in the state of Texas, an individual is either injured or killed in an accident that involves alcohol, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Individuals who are legally intoxicated and convicted of DWI can suffer a wide range of penalties.

Texas DWI penalties include:

First-Offense DWI

  • Driver's license suspension for up to a year
  • Between 3 and 180 days in jail
  • Fine of up to $2,000
  • Annual fee of $1,000 or $2,000 for 3 years to retain a driver's license

Second-Offense DWI

  • Driver's license revocation for up to 2 years
  • Between 1 month and 2 years in jail
  • Fine of up to $4,000
  • Annual fee of $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000 for 3 years to retain a license

For subsequent DWI offenses, the penalties will continue to increase. If you are caught driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, you can also be charged with child endangerment.

Legal Defense from Holland & Martin, PC

At Holland & Martin, PC, we have years of experience representing clients in DWI cases. We understand the impact that a DWI conviction can have on your life and we can aggressively pursue the best possible result available for your situation. To obtain more information about DWI in Texas, we encourage you to discuss your situation with our firm during a consultation. Contact us today to increase your chances of keeping your license and avoiding imprisonment.

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