Dallas Felony DWI Defense Attorneys
Defense for People Facing Multiple DWI Arrests on Their Records
DWI charges are initially misdemeanor charges, with relatively small fines and a few months of jail time applied at most. However, second-time DWI offenses are much harsher, and increase the possibility of facing a felony DWI charge. Felony charges come with mandatory prison time, so you do not have the option of facing these charges without an attorney. If you want to maximize your chance of staying out of prison, you need a seasoned advocate in court.
At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we see you as a person, not as a criminal. No matter the scope or level of your charges, our Dallas DWI attorneys can help you face your accusations confidently, using defense strategies built on effectiveness, ethics, and integrity. As a nationally-recognized firm, we have a history of results founded on our commitment to protecting our clients’ rights and innocence with skill and experience.
Your side of the story matters to us—call (214) 301-5007 to schedule a free consultation with our firm.
The Reasoning Behind Felony Charges
When you have been arrested multiple times for DWI, the court may see you as a hazard to other drivers and to pedestrians. As a result, they may bring felony charges against you in order to take you off the streets and reduce the perceived risk you pose to others. Our firm recognizes that your charges are not who you are, and we fight these charges in court through multiple avenues—including preserving your driving privileges while your case awaits trial.
Felony DWI charges are divided into three categories:
- Third-degree felony DWI
- Second-degree felony DWI (intoxication manslaughter)
- State jail felony
Third-degree felony DWI is charged when drivers either have two DWI convictions on their record or cause injury to another as a result of driving drunk. If convicted, drivers will have to pay $10,000, spend a decade in prison, and lose their ability to drive for long after that.
Second-degree felony DWI results when the driver causes the death of another while driving drunk. This can result in a minimum of 2 years in prison, but can go up to 20 depending on the judge or jury. This will also permanently revoke the driver’s license. It also includes a $10,000 fine.
State jail felony is a lesser offense that results from driving with a minor under the age of 15 while drunk. The jail time will range from 180 days to 2 years, with a $10,000 fine. Drivers will have their licenses suspended or revoked. In addition, insurance rates will increase dramatically upon conviction.
Whatever your charges, our Dallas DWI lawyers have the skill to help you—schedule a free consultation today.