Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges are on the rise in Texas. The state prosecutes these charges aggressively. If you have been charged with a DWI, you must secure legal representation as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will help you fight your charges and protect your driving rights. At Prospere & Russell*, we know how important it is that you feel confident in your legal representation. With this in mind, we offer free in-person case evaluations. When you hire us to handle your DWI case, you can be sure your best interests are put first.
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Drunk driving or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous. A large percentage of automobile accidents in Texas are the result of drunk driving. The courts take these charges very seriously. If you have been arrested for a DWI, you probably have a lot of questions. The circumstances surrounding the incident will determine what type of DWI you are charged with and what the penalties are. One thing you can be sure of is that Texas prosecutors will be tireless in pursuing the maximum penalties.
The DWI charges our firm handles include:
In Texas, if your blood alcohol content is above .08% and or you are deemed to have lost the use of your normal mental or physical faculties, you may be charged with a DWI. If your blood alcohol content is exceptionally high, you may also face enhanced charges with stricter penalties.
Many factors are considered when determining the penalties for a DWI conviction. In addition to the circumstances of the case, the courts will also look at whether or not this was your first offense, whether or not minor children were present, and if anyone was seriously injured or killed. Other factors that may be considered are whether or not there was any property damage and how old the accused is.
DWI penalties include:
Texas has a zero-tolerance policy for underage (under 21 years of age) drinking and driving. If there is any detectable amount of alcohol, you may face DUI charges. As is the case with adult offenders, if you are charged with a juvenile DWI, you will also face fines, possible jail time, probation, attendance in an alcohol abuse treatment program, community service, and a temporary loss of your driving privileges. Just because the accused is under 21 does not mean that the courts will go easy.
A DWI conviction can cost you a lot. In addition to fines and jail time, having a DWI conviction on your record can cause you to lose your job and can make taking care of your family nearly impossible. From picking up your kids at school to grocery shopping, you rely on your driving privileges to conduct your everyday life. You cannot afford to lose your license.
Reed Prospere can help you fight your charges. As an experienced Dallas DWI defense attorney, he can investigate your case, determine whether or not law enforcement followed all rules regarding the arrest and testing correctly, and guide you throughout the legal process. Reed Prospere is a board-certified lawyer since 1984 and is prepared to put his 36 years of criminal defense experience to work for you.