First-Offense DWI in Texas

Counsel from a Skilled Irving DWI Attorney

Even though a first-time DWI offense in generally considered a minor offense, Texas has especially harsh criminal statutes governing these infractions. Because of this, a simple lapse in judgement from an otherwise law abiding citizen can result in a criminal record, fines, and even jail time. That is why it is so important to retain aggressive, dynamic counsel that can make a reduction or a dismissal possible.

At J. Roland Jeter, P.C., Attorney Jeter is a former prosecutor and an AV® Rated Irving criminal defense attorney. With nearly four decades of legal and trial experience, he continually ensures that the rights of his clients are protected and their voices are heard. For his DWI clients, he has the experience and resources to launch an effective defense in this particularly technical and scientific branch of criminal defense.

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First-Offense DWI Penalties

Driving while intoxicated is described in TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 49.04 as "operating a motor vehicle in a public place" with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. Specific penalties for this offense can vary depending on the circumstances, but always incorporate several different measures.

Penalties for a first-time DWI conviction can include:

  • Fines up to $2,000
  • A minimum of three days in jail
  • Suspended driver's license for up to one year

If aggravating factors exist, such property damage, injuries, or a refusal to submit to a BAC test (implied consent refusal), additional penalties can apply. For more information on your first-offense DWI charge, your defense options, and what a seasoned Irving DWI attorney can do to aggressively counter these allegations, contact Roland Jeter, P.C. now.

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