Driving While Intoxicated is a serious offense with lifetime consequences. If you have been accused of Driving While Intoxicated, you need an expert on DWI to protect you. Our firm represents people who have been arrested for DWI in Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County and other surrounding counties.
Your arrest for DWI can have an immediate impact. Depending on the evidence gathered by the police, you could have a driver’s license suspension, an ignition interlock device installed on your car, and be subject to further bond conditions ordered by the court. Our firm can walk you through the bond process and even file your application for an Occupational Driver’s License.
DWI can be a subjective crime based on the opinions and observations of the police. There are numerous defenses to driving while intoxicated. When you hire the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Chris Fredericks, you will get a full legal and factual analysis of your case. Our firm can identify potential legal defenses associated with the investigation that may limit the admissible evidence in your case. Even if convicted of DWI, our firm will work hard to get you the best resolution, including avoiding jail or prison time, a shorter probation period, less community service hours, and lower fines.
An initial DWI first charge is a class B misdemeanor offense with a range of punishment between 72 hours and 180 days in jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000.00. If the police found and open container of alcohol, the minimum jail sentence is raised to 6 days in jail from 72 hours. If it is proven that you have an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or higher, the offense is raised to a class A misdemeanor with a punishment range of 0 to 1 year in jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000.00. A conviction for driving while intoxicated will also lead to annual driver’s license surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety. If this is not your first DWI arrest, you may be subject to more severe consequences associated with enhanced penalties for repeat DWI offenders.