DWIRegardless of the location or venue, throughout the state of Texas, an allegation of DWI can be a very serious concern.
The criminal and civil penalties for receiving a conviction for DWI can be severe. For the first offense, the fine can be as high as $2,000.00 and a jail term can run as long as 6 months. Most people are also eligible for probation, though once again, the monetary and practical implications of having a DWI conviction on your record and reporting to a probation officer can be a considerable burden. In addition, on the civil side, automobile insurance rates typically increase and fines set forth by the Department of Public Safety can be extreme.
If you are accused of DWI, it is important to know your legal rights and to find a lawyer to protect them. For instance, as with any criminal allegation, it is the State's burden of proof, in terms of being able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were actually driving while intoxicated.
I have selected many a jury for clients accused of driving while intoxicated. Jurors tend to be fair minded people and if chosen selectively, will typically hold a district or county attorney to their burden of proof and make them prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. In other words, being accused of DWI and convicted of DWI are two entirely different matters, altogether.
If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated and are in need of an attorney to protect your legal rights and interests, I will do everything possible to maintain your innocence and freedom.