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Are you facing a third or subsequent DWI and aren't sure what to do? Consult with a Wilco felony DWI attorney and get the defense you need.
While a first or second conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) is bad enough, things get extremely serious with your third offense. At this point, drunk driving becomes a felony charge, which means that you'll be facing extremely harsh legal penalties.
A conviction isn't automatic, however-no matter how airtight the case against you might appear. From procedural errors to weak evidence, you never know what the odds for beating your DWI are until you challenge it in court.
To give yourself the best chance to see your case dismissed or reduced, work with a Williamson County felony DWI lawyer from Hines & Holub. We know what it takes to fight a DWI, and we can help you identify the weak points in the case against you.
Felony Penalties for Drunk Driving in Texas
Texas takes a tiered approach to punishing drinking and driving offenses. A first or second conviction can result in a misdemeanor, but every conviction thereafter is a felony and has the punishment to match.
If you're facing your third or higher DWI offense, these are the penalties you're faced with:
- Felony of the third degree
- Fine of up to $10,000
- Prison sentence of between two and ten years
- Drivers license suspension of up to two years
- Three-year annual fee of $1,000-$2,000 to retain your license after the suspension ends
- Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device if you've had two DWI convictions within five years
By working with a Wilco felony DWI lawyer, you might not have to experience any of these penalties. From your finances to your freedom, there's a tremendous amount at stake and you have to fight to protect all of it.
Formulating Your DWI Defense
You might think that the drunk driving case against you is unbeatable. Maybe you had your blood drawn during a No Refusal Weekend. Or maybe you failed both a breathalyzer and a field sobriety test.
None of this means that there's no way to challenge the DWI charge, however.
From police errors to inconclusive tests, our defense attorneys know how to find all the available evidence that can prove your case. Our goal is always to achieve a complete dismissal or acquittal because it's important that you be able to return to the life you knew before the arrest.
Call our on-call attorney now to discuss your case.
No matter how complex your charges may seem, you can have peace of mind knowing our legal team is behind you. You aren’t in this battle alone. Get our Austin criminal attorneys on your side today.