DWI Attorney in Fort Worth, TX
Skilled Defense for Drunk Driving Charges
Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI)? If so, you could be facing serious criminal penalties and other damaging consequences. Although most people don't think of DWI as a serious criminal offense, it is an extremely reckless act that each year in Texas endangers thousands of individuals and results in serious injuries.
Call now if you have been arrested for any of the following:
Penalties for DUI in Texas
If you have been arrested for a first offense, you could be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to a year. Some DWI offenses are more serious, such as those in which a child passenger is involved or when an intoxicated driver causes an accident resulting in injury or wrongful death.
Repeat offenses result in aggravated charges, such as being treated as felony offenses punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and a state prison sentence of 2-20 years. Don't treat a DWI arrest lightly. Hire the Fort Worth DWI lawyer from The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C. right away to learn what can be done to fight your charges.
Frequently Asked Questions About DWI
What happens if I am visiting Texas from another state?
There are 45 states that share information with one another about DUI convictions and drivers’ license revocations. If you have been arrested for DUI in a state that is not your home, your home state will be informed of the offense and take action.
How many drinks does it take to go beyond the legal limit of 0.08%?
An individual’s BAC is determined by a number of variables, including their gender, weight, food consumed, and the interval between when they have each drink. Because those and other factors will influence your level of intoxication, you will need to use more than just a chart to determine whether you should or should not drive. If in doubt, your best bet is not to drive.
What can I expect if stopped by a police officer?
If you are stopped under suspicion of drinking and driving, you will need to show the officer your drivers’ license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration. You may be asked to submit to a field sobriety test or a chemical test, such as a blood or breath test.
Work with an Aggressive Criminal Lawyer
My firm has provided experienced and successful defense representation for countless clients in the Fort Worth area. As a criminal defense attorney licensed to practice in U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas, you can have confidence in my ability to fight both misdemeanor and felony DWIs to reduction or dismissal.
I provide thorough and relentless representation for each client from the first moment they speak with me about their case, so don't wait another moment to set up your free consultation with me. I am a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney who would like to hear about your case. Call us today!