DWI Defense And The Long View
A driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense has two facets:
- An administrative challenge involving the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, possibly affecting your driver’s license and/or short-term and long-term limitations on your driving privileges
- A criminal offense with severity depending on details such as whether a child was in the car with you and/or whether you were in an accident that injured or killed someone.
At Scott, Burney & Associates, we tackle both areas of concern aggressively when we defend someone who has been charged with DWI. For best results, contact us right away so that we can request an administrative hearing as soon as possible to preserve or recover your driver’s license.
Fight Back To Avoid Harsh Penalties
If you have been arrested and charged with DWI and you are convicted, you may pay a fine of up to $2,000 for a first offense, $4,000 for a second offense or $10,000 for a third offense. You may be sentenced to jail for up to 180 days for a first offense, one year for a second offense or 10 years for a third offense. You may lose your driver’s license for as long as a year for a first offense or two years for a second or third offense. Additional penalties may result from having a child and/or an open container in the car.
To minimize repercussions, get legal counsel experienced in DWI defense right away. To protect your driver’s license while your criminal case moves forward, you should request an administrative license review (ALR) within 15 or 20 days, but the sooner, the better. One of our experienced defense attorneys can serve as your most important ally at this critical time. We act quickly and skillfully to protect our clients’ driving privileges.
Protect Your Rights, Driving Privileges And Record
There is no time to spare if you have been arrested on charges of drunk driving. With fast action, you stand a better chance of keeping your driving privileges while your criminal case is being resolved.
Get out of jail. Get your driver’s license back if possible. Prevent having a criminal record at all costs. Pursue these goals without delay with the help of a dedicated defense attorney at Scott, Burney & Associates. To reach our Aledo or Fort Worth-area law offices, call 817-768-3917 or complete our online inquiry form for a prompt response. Our lawyers represent individuals after a drunk driving arrest in Parker County and the surrounding areas.