A DWI is the same if you are impaired by drugs or alcohol.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), it is critical to get legal help immediately. Not only can you face jail time and hefty fines, but a mark on your criminal record. Do not hesitate to retain the help you will need to successfully combat your charges.

Not only can you face jail time and hefty fines, but a mark on your criminal record. Do not hesitate to retain the help you will need to successfully combat your charges.

Drunk Driving in Texas means a Blood Alcohol Content of .08%, one of the lowest levels in the country, and even lower for commercial drivers: .04%.

Getting pulled over for a DWI can lead to additional related charges, like violations of the open container law, plus aggravated penalties if a child under 15 is in the vehicle at the time of the offense. And while all DWI offenses are serious, some are extremely grave, such as intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter.

Texas is also tough on Minors, with a Zero Tolerance Law. This means drivers younger than 21 years old can’t operate motor vehicles with any alcohol or drugs in their systems.

Being a first-time offender is no defense. A first offense can mean:

  • Up to a $2,000 fine
  • Jail time between 3 days and 180 days
  • License suspension for up to 2 years
  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license
  • DWI intervention/education program
  • Possible ignition interlock device

Then there’s the likelihood of court-ordered community service, hikes in your car insurance, and court costs.

Like every state in the U.S., Texas maintains implied consent laws. This means that if you drive, you’ve given your implied consent to agree to chemical testing (a breathalyzer, for example) if a law enforcement officer suspects you’re under the influence or alcohol/drugs.

McKinney, Texas DWI Lawyer

At Jarvis & Kelly, we will investigate your case, seek out new evidence, interview all parties involved (including law enforcement), bring in witnesses, and present you with every option for your defense.

Make no mistake.  You will need strong, smart attorneys like J&K to get the best possibly outcome in these tough situations.

Jarvis & Kelly are the ace defenders you want on your side.

Good thing these world-class warriors happen to practice in your own backyard. Call us today (903) 891-8898.