Consequences of a DWI Conviction
Various Factors Affecting Drunk Driving Penalties
Based on the facts of the case, the penalties that are imposed on a person
convicted of driving while intoxicated can vary widely. If this is your
first offense, then you could face as little as 3 to 180 days in jail
and fines up to $2,000. However, if you have a prior DWI conviction on
your record, these punishments could quickly increase to a month or even
a year in jail, along with up to $4,000 in fines. If this is your third
offense, then you could face as much as 10 years in prison, along with
fines up to $10,000.
In all of these cases, it is also likely that you will face the following:
- License Suspension;
- Probation; and/or
- Community Service.
Our firm is comprised of former prosecutors, and are some of the most highly
trained attorneys in the state. We know what it takes to win, and we are
ready to fight for you. Call us immediately after your arrest so that
we can get to work. As former prosecutors and some of the most highly
trained attorneys in the state, when we represent you, we do everything
possible to help you avoid penalties and walk away without suffering the
consequences of a conviction.
In addition to prior convictions, there are other factors that contribute
to a DWI charge that will determine the penalties. For example, if there was a
minor in the car when you were allegedly driving under the influence, you could also be
charged with child endangerment and face further problems related to custody,
including loss of your parental rights. If someone was injured or killed
in the accident, you could be charged with
intoxication assault or
manslaughter, which are felony offenses.
Contact a Hard-Hitting Plano DWI Defense Attorney
Whatever your specific situation is, the common denominator with all DWI
cases is that they are serious charges with very real repercussions in
the event of a conviction. An experienced and skilled
criminal defense attorney from The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can assess your options and
help you fight for the best possible outcome. We know what you are up
against, so count on us to do everything possible to fight for you, regardless
of whether that means
challenging the evidence or negotiating with the prosecution. DWI convictions can lead to harsh
penalties and affect your personal life and career for years to come.