Abilene DWI/DUI Attorney
If you are arrested for DWI here in Texas, it may be tempting to just plead to the charges in an attempt to quickly move on with your life. You may not know just how severely Texas punishes DWI and DUI offenders, though.
My name is David N. DeFoore, and I am a DWI/DUI lawyer in Abilene who can help you understand what your legal rights are and what you can do to fight a DWI/DUI charge. I have helped people from all across the Texas Big Country keep their licenses and stay out of prison.
Punishments For Driving While Intoxicated In Texas
Everyone makes mistakes, but it is important to know how Texas law deals with those mistakes. If you are convicted for a first-offense DWI, you could still spend up to 180 days in jail, lose your license for a year and pay up to $2,000 in fines. The punishments will get worse with each conviction. For a third offense or higher, you could spend up to 10 years in prison and owe $10,000 in fines.
In Texas, you do not even have to have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher to be arrested for driving under the influence. If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you could still be arrested.
As your attorney, I can investigate the legality of the traffic stop and search for evidence that can be used to reduce the charges. This could mean the difference in keeping your driver’s license and keeping your job.
Call An Attorney When You Are Facing DWI/DUI Charges In Texas
Whether accused of drugged driving or drunk driving, it is important that you act quickly to speak to an attorney. Contact me, David N. DeFoore, Attorney at Law, at 325-480-2401 or 800-325-4250 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.