A driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest can happen at almost any time. Even if you are not driving impaired, you can face charges if police believe your behaviors indicate you are.
Unfortunately, unless you fight this type of charge aggressively and strategically, you could face lifelong repercussions. Protect your future. Do not delay reaching out to Blass Law for a confidential evaluation of your Jacinto City DWI case. Call us today at (713) 225-1900.
Blass Law Can Represent You Every Step of the Way
At Blass Law, we understand that your reputation, career or education, and future are important to you and worth taking aggressive actions to protect. We can create a strategy that helps us pursue a more favorable outcome in your case.
Our founding attorney Jay Cohen has always been a criminal defense attorney. Unlike many Jacinto City DWI defense lawyers, he has never fought against people like you. He has always been on your side. If you choose him to represent you during your administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing and every step of the way during your criminal case, he will fight for the justice you deserve. We want to ensure you never feel as though you are alone.
At Blass Law, our case results speak for themselves. We know what it takes to get the best possible outcome in one of these cases. Call (713) 225-1900 today to talk to a member of our team about your case. All consultations are confidential.
Potential Consequences of a DWI Are Serious
Most DWI charges are misdemeanors. This includes both first and second offenses, in most cases. Penalties for a first offense include:
Up to $2,000 in fines
Three days to six months in a county jail
There are additional penalties for a second offense. These include:
Up to $4,000 in fines
30 days to one year in jail
Having an open container in the vehicle or a blood alcohol concentration above 0.15 percent can enhance your penalties, as well.
In some cases, prosecutors charge a DWI as a felony offense. The consequences of a felony conviction under TX § 12.01 are even more significant. A third DWI conviction may result in:
Up to $10,000 in fines
Two to 10 years in state prison
In addition to penalties you may face if convicted, everyone arrested for a DWI or many related charges faces an automatic suspension of their driving privileges known as an Administrative License Revocation (ALR). You will face this revocation even if your Jacinto City DWI defense lawyer get your charges dropped or win your case. The only way you can stop this administrative penalty is to challenge it during an ALR hearing requested from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Blass Law Can Help With Any Type of Jacinto City DWI Case
The strict Texas DWI laws allow the police to arrest you for DWI when:
BAC testing shows you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or above; or
the police believe your driving ability and other behaviors indicate intoxication.
This means that even if you refuse BAC testing, you can still be arrested for DWI.
Another type of related charge is driving under the influence (DUI). To face a DUI, you must be under the legal drinking age in Texas at the time of the stop. The state has zero-tolerance DWI charges for those under age 21, and any detectable level of alcohol in your blood may cause you to face a DUI charge.
Other related charges you could face include:
Open container in vehicle (Minimum jail time of six days)
Driving with passenger under the age of 15 (This can result in up to six months in state jail, fines, and a license suspension.)
Intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter (An intoxication assault conviction leaves you facing up to 10 years in prison, fines, and a license suspension. The penalties for intoxication manslaughter include up to 20 years in prison, fines, and a license suspension.)
We handle all these types of DWI and DWI-related cases. Reach out to us as soon as possible after your arrest so we can go to work for you.
Designing a Solid Defense Strategy in Your Jacinto City DWI Case
The most favorable outcome possible in a DWI arrest and criminal case varies widely from case to case. We will review your case and put together a defense strategy based on the facts of your case and circumstances of your arrest. This could focus on:
Preventing the prosecutors from moving forward with charges
Getting the charges against you dropped
Getting the charges against you reduced
Working out a plea deal to reduce the charges against you
Working out a deal for community supervision (probation) instead of jail time or other penalties
Call on us as early as possible, so we have time to request an ALR hearing and represent you during this process and also so we can ensure your rights remain protected throughout the process.
Talk to a Jacinto City DWI Defense Lawyer About Your Case
If you face accusations or charges of drunk driving or a related offense in Jacinto City, Texas, or elsewhere in Harris County or Houston, Blass Law is here to help. You do not have to try to navigate this process on your own or face a conviction just because the state has filed charges against you. A Jacinto City DWI defense lawyer will protect your rights and fight to minimize the impact your arrest has on your future.
Call (713) 225-1900 now for your confidential case evaluation with a member of our team. We can go to work on your case right away.