DWI 2nd Offense: Misdemeanor Repetition
DWI Defense in Dallas, Tarrant, & Collin Counties
A misdemeanor DWI repetition, or DWI 2nd, is simply a repeat offense. Many repeat offenses are charged as felonies, depending on the circumstances, but usually, a second offense is a misdemeanor.
If you've been charged with a 2nd offense, you will probably face a worse punishment than you did on the first. This might mean jail as part of your probation, mandatory community service, up to $4,000 in fines, and an ignition interlock device. And you'll also face the possibility of driver's license suspension for at least six months.
Why Hire Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP?
We represent people in Dallas and throughout Texas. If you've been charged with a crime or traffic offense like second-offense DWI, it pays to consult with an experienced defense attorney. Attorney Chris Lewis alone has handled more than 200 jury trials in his career and counting. Our criminal defense team has the experience and insight to present your case effectively, honestly, and favorably.
Misdemeanor Repetition in Texas
While DWI 2nd is generally charged as a Class A misdemeanor, it means that one more repeat offense will be felony DWI. It's important to do all you can to protect yourself after you've been charged with a repeat offense. Avoiding conviction at this stage is crucial, for your livelihood, reputation, and your freedom. That’s why you need experienced, aggressive, and renowned representation.
Prosecutors won't be as interested in offering you a great plea deal if the evidence is stacked against you, given strict Texas policy against drinking and driving. That's why it's important to go after the best possible result: an acquittal or dismissal. And finding the right defense lawyer is your best chance.
Consider hiring Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP for your case—call (214) 301-5007 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation.