First Time DWI Charges
What You Can Expect
Penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) only increase with the number of offenses made by one person over the years, even escalating to the level of a
felony. As a first-time offender, you may be able to take actions to reduce your punishment, depending on the situation surrounding your arrest. For instance, if you blew
just above a 0.08% in a
breathalyzer test and no one was injured in your DWI case, you could be able to have your charges reduced in court. The important thing in this situation is to have the aid of an experienced
Houston criminal defense attorney at the firm.
Penalties for a First Drunk Driving Offense
In the state of Texas, first-time DWI offenders face a sentence of up to six months in jail, up to $4,000 in fines, and a one-year license suspension. Such a sentence can damage your career, your relationships with your loved ones, and your financial stability. One possibility to avoid this is to plead guilty to reckless driving instead of DWI, which brings a lesser sentence upon conviction. But if you are not guilty of either DWI or reckless driving, you should not have to pay the penalties for a crime you never committed. In order to have the best possible chance of fighting false DWI charges, or of succeeding in any DWI court case, you need a DWI lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to defend you from every side.
Representation from a Houston DWI Lawyer
At the Martinez Law Firm, we dedicate ourselves to bringing freedom to those persons who have been wrongly accused of driving while intoxicated. These and other criminal defense cases require extreme attention to detail and an aggressive approach, which a DWI attorney from our firm could provide. With exceptional ratings from Avvo.com and the Better Business Bureau, as well as being named a Houston Top Lawyer and being nominated to be a Super Lawyer, Mr. Martinez has proven his success in defending his clients. You could be next.