DWI Charges? Get The Facts.
Do you need a DWI attorney? Let’s face it, nobody wants to be dealing with DWI charges. Whatever you do, hire an attorney immediately.
There are a number of reasons why you need to act quickly when facing DWI charges. Did you know that if you don’t request a hearing within 15 days of receiving notice of a license suspension, your licence will be automatically suspended for at least 90 days? That’s at minimum 3 months without the right to drive.
Know The Consequences
DWI laws are state specific. As an attorney practicing in Brazos County (specifically Bryan & College Station) Texas, Kyle Davis is intimately familiar with Texas’ DWI laws and how they can effect you and your life. Below is just a little bit of information about the potential consequences of a DWI. This information is intended to illustrate why it’s so important to hire an experienced and competent attorney.
Potential Criminal Penalties
Drunk driving is a Class B misdemeanor on the first offense, punishable by up to 180 days in a county jail and/or a fine of not more than $2,000. However, because of the potential severity drunk driving, the penalties may increase depending on the conditions.
The penalties are even more severe in the case of a repeat offense. For example, a third offense DWI charge is considered a felony. That can lead to a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Aside from the criminal penalties faced with a DWI, there are additional consequences that you may have to deal with. A driver’s license suspension upon conviction is automatic. It takes effect by order of the judge within 30 days of conviction and can range from 90 days to one year for a first offense. You will have to pay $125 to get your license reinstated once the suspension is over. As previously mentioned, this suspension can lead to a revocation if a hearing is not scheduled within 15 days.
There are also fees like the DWI license retention fees from the Texas DPS. These can be anywhere from $1000-$2000 per year for three years just to keep your license in good standing.
In addition to these, DWI charges can result in a variety of ‘everyday life’ consequences. Auto insurance rates are higher for drivers with a DWI, potential employers may see request a background check and hesitate when they see a DWI, and as a part of your record, the charges may impact any future litigation.
Why An Attorney Matters
The outcome of your situation isn’t set in stone. The best way to minimize the consequences and potentially get the case dismissed? Get an attorney with real experience.
Kyle Davis has been handling cases in Bryan and College Station Texas since 1990. He knows the law and he knows how to use it in your favor. He also isn’t afraid of going to court and has plenty of experience in courtroom litigation.
Consider this: your attorney is your last line of defense against prosecution. DO NOT face DWI charges unprepared and unrepresented. The consequences of doing so may be very expensive and seriously effect your life for years to come. Hire a competent attorney that knows how to handle DWI charges like it’s second nature. Put your trust in a man who has proven himself over again for 30 years. Call Kyle Davis today. Or contact him now to schedule your appointment.