Felony DWI in Texas
The Defense You Need from a Skilled Irving DWI Attorney
In most scenarios, first-time DWI, and even second-time DWI offenses are considered misdemeanors. While consequences for these crimes can be significant, they are not the most serious penalties that can come with a drunk driving offense. In certain circumstances, when the state deems the conditions of a DWI charge particularly serious, a DWI can be considered a felony and come with life-changing penalties.
If you have been accused of a felony DWI, then the time to take action is now. At J. Roland Jeter, P.C., Attorney Jeter has been committed to serving the Irving citizens for nearly four decades. Both in and out of court, he continues to aggressively advocate for the rights of the accused and ensure that their voices are heard before our justice system. Those that choose his counsel can count on a diligent and assertive pursuit of the best possible outcome of their case.
Start protecting your future today with a capable and proven Irving DWI lawyer. Contact J. Roland Jeter, P.C. at 972.330.4050 today.
When is a DWI a felony?
In Texas, driving while intoxicated is considered a felony in four different circumstances. These are meant to address instances when someone is hurt or particularly dangerous behavior is exhibited.
The following DWI offenses are considered felonies:
- Third-time DWI (TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 49.04)
- DWI with Child Passenger (TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 49.045)
- Intoxication assault (TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 49.07)
- Intoxication assault (TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 49.08)
Intoxication assault and manslaughter are charged when drunk driving results in the injury or death of another person, respectively. Penalties for these crimes can vary, but, as felonies, all of them can come with significant prison time along with the fines, license suspensions, and other administrative penalties that come with DWI convictions.
It is possible to fight for reductions and dismissals for these charges. Contact J. Roland Jeter, P.C. to request an evaluation now.