DWI Information Center
Top 4 DWI Problems
"Why should I spend the time and money to fight a DWI charge if the Intoxilyzer result says I'm guilty?" That's a good question, and there are 4 good answers:
- Because a conviction is costly, too. If you are found guilty of a DWI, you will be charged significant fines, up to $2,000 for a first offense and up to $10,000 for a third, felony DWI. In addition, your insurance rates can skyrocket.
- Because a conviction means a lot of wasted time. For a first offense, you could face 180 days in the county jail, plus probation and community service. For a felony conviction, you are facing mandatory jail time, up to 10 years in prison for the most serious felony DWI offense.
- Because a conviction will change your life. If your driver's license is suspended or revoked, you will find all of your options limited. How will you get to work? To school? To the grocery store? Getting around without a car in Texas is hard.
- Because a conviction today will make any future charge much worse for you. A DWI can never be removed from your criminal record. The next time you are charged, the penalties will be greater. Avoid that first conviction whenever possible.
Work with an Experienced Dallas DWI Attorney
Fighting a drunk driving charge in Texas isn't easy, but it's almost always worth it to protect your license and your criminal record. Dallas DWI lawyer Chris Lewis is committed to delivering strong, effective DWI defense representation in courts throughout Texas.
At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we do all we can to improve your situation, to save your driver's license and to guide you through the administrative hearing and criminal drunk driving case. We look into every angle of your case—from the stop to the testing methods—and we will choose the most effective Dallas DWI defense strategies based on our experience.
Schedule your free case consultation online or by calling (214) 301-5007 any time, day or night.