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. Don’t face this alone. Contact our firm today!