Penalties & Punishments for DWI Offenses
You Need a San Antonio DWI Lawyer
driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge is not to be taken lightly. DWI offenses include everything
from an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle to intoxication manslaughter.
While all cases can negatively impact your life, there are others that
can carry significant penalties. For this reason, it's important you
understand the penalties for the various DWI offenses.
When you have been accused of drunk driving, the most important step you
can take is get defense as soon as possible. There are numerous defenses
to DWI charges, and
Attorney Guillermo Lara can help you take action against them. Find out more in a
What Am I Facing For a Drunk Driving Charge?
Under Texas law, DWI is not taken lightly. Prosecutors try and punish to
the fullest extent of the law when DWI cases come across their plate,
and with your rights and future on the line, you need aggressive defense now.
- Penalties for DWI offenses can include, but are not limited to:
- Suspension of driver's license
- Mandates for longer driver's license suspension
- Massive fines and surcharges
- Annual fee to keep your license
- Community service
- DWI education and intervention programs
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Loss of occupational license
Punishment differs for each case. A minor charged with drunk driving may
have his or her driver's license revoked and pay a $500 fine while
an adult may serve jail time and pay a $2,000 fine for the first offense.
In addition, an adult may be subjected to DWI intervention or education
programs and pay an annual surcharge to keep his or her driver's license.
Driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs can cost you more
than money. By allowing our San Antonio criminal defense attorney to help
you, you may have an increased chance of avoiding a DWI charge altogether.
Fight Back When Your Freedom Is On the Line
Beyond fines and jail time, your criminal record may also be affected.
Intoxication manslaughter is classified as a second-degree felony, making it one of the worst charges
you can be prosecuted for as it involves a death. Not only may you serve
a long prison sentence, but your reputation may also take a blow. Attorney
Lara is well aware of the negative impact a DWI charge can have on your
future. Knowing this, he does everything in his power to help defend your rights.
handled hundreds of criminal law cases, he knows the exact steps to take and who to talk to when he needs answers.
As a skilled criminal defense lawyer, he gathers hard evidence, visits
the scene of the crime, requests public records, files motions, and consults
with experts if necessary. You can rest assured knowing he's determined
to secure your freedom.
Call our San Antonio DWI lawyer to receive aggressive representation.