Penalties for Driving While Intoxicated
San Antonio DWI Lawyer
When it comes to drinking and driving the laws are very clear. Anyone who makes the decision to drive while intoxicated (DWI) is not only subjecting themselves to being pulled over and arrested, but they are putting themselves and others at risk. According to law enforcement, one of the main causes of fatality accidents is DWI. That is also why DWI laws and penalties can be quite severe.
Therefore, if you or a loved one have been arrested for a DWI or are facing DWI charges, you need to contact an attorney immediately. Speaking to an experienced criminal defense attorney before you make any incriminating statements to law enforcement, insurance agents, etc. is of the utmost importance. You do have rights and you need those rights protected and represented. At Daniel & Hudson, we will review your case, explain your rights and options and help ensure you get the best defense possible.
Penalties Connected with DWI charges
The penalties connected with DWI charges vary depending on whether there are prior convictions, whether is it a 2nd, 3rd or even 4th arrest (multiple DWI), whether you were arrested for DWI with a suspended license, whether you are an underage driver facing an
underage DWI conviction, whether you have prior felony convictions, etc. Some of the most common penalties handed down for DWI convictions include:
- License being automatically suspended
- License being revoked
- Vehicle ignition lock being installed
- Community service
- Court ordered alcohol program or counseling
- Court ordered drug testing
- Jail or prison time
We, at the law firm of Daniel & Hudson, understand the long-range impact of getting a DWI conviction. Not only are there serious penalties involved, but a criminal DWI conviction can have an impact on a future jobs, careers or life choices. We have over 40 years combined experience practicing criminal law and have a strong client success record. We take each case very seriously and understand the trust and responsibility you are placing with us. Let us reassure you, when it comes to criminal defense cases, we are who you want on your side.