DWI Penalties: Conroe DWI Defense Lawyer
What are the penalties for DWI?
Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law, has served as defense counsel for people accused of DWI since 1998. In his extensive and successful legal career, he has defended hundreds of DWI cases, and is recognized and respected for his work in defending those accused of misdemeanor or felony DWI offenses. It is important that you understand what you are up against if you have been charged with DWI.
There are heavy penalties imposed in a DWI conviction. Incarceration, fines, and license suspension are just a few of the repercussions you will suffer. A first or second DWI charge will be filed as a misdemeanor, but a third arrest will lead to felony charges. If this happens to you, swift legal action is needed as the consequences of a conviction will be life-changing. You have been arrested and charged, but you have rights. You are innocent until proven guilty. The firm is committed to protecting the rights of the criminally accused in DWI cases, and to fighting for a favorable outcome.
The penalties for DWI may include the following:
- Jail time up to 2 years
- Up to a $2,000 fine for first offense, $4,000 for the second offense, and $10,000 for a third offense
- License suspension for up to 2 years, longer for felony convictions
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in all your vehicles (if license is reinstated)
If you have been charged with a DWI, your legal situation is serious. There are the hidden costs, including increased insurance rates, court fees, as well as the damage to employment opportunities with a DWI on your criminal record. Many employers run a background check. A DWI conviction on record can be a serious deterrent. It is imperative that you are represented by an experienced Conroe DWI defense attorney who will take action to seek a positive outcome whether this is your first, second, or third conviction. Do not wait to get in touch with a defense attorney from our firm. Contact us today.