If you get arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Pasadena or elsewhere in Harris County, Texas, you do not have to try to navigate this process on your own. At Blass Law, we understand how stressful and frightening it can be to face charges. A DWI conviction may bring significant penalties under Texas § 12.01 and lifelong repercussions.
Some aspects of these cases move very quickly, so it is important that you do not waste time. Reach out to us as soon as possible following your arrest. We offer confidential case evaluations. Call today at (713) 225-1900.
Blass Law Takes on All Types of Pasadena DWI Cases
In many cases, DWI arrests in Texas occur because a law enforcement officer believes a driver’s behaviors indicate impairment. It is the officer’s opinion that the driver had too much to drink and cannot drive safely. If this happened to you following a traffic stop or accident, you may face charges after:
- Consenting to blood alcohol content (BAC) testing and tested at .08% or above
- The officer agreeing to testify that your actions made you appear to be impaired
Texas also has several other drunk driving-related charges you could face. For example, if you are under the legal drinking age but have any detectable alcohol in your blood, you could face driving under the influence charges. As the Texas Department of Transportation details, open container violations, DWI with a child passenger, intoxication assault, intoxication manslaughter, and boating while intoxicated are also possible drunk driving charges.
The Blass Law Team Is Here for You
Led by defense attorney Jay Cohen, the Blass Law team fights for people just like you who face false, unfair, or seemingly insurmountable accusations of DWI or related offenses. Cohen is a career criminal defense attorney. He has never worked with the prosecutor’s office and has never fought against people in your position. He and his team have always been on your side and will be as long as you need our help.
Cohen, a certified practitioner and instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, knows what it takes to get a more favorable outcome in a DWI case. At Blass Law, you can expect strategic, aggressive representation. We believe your reputation, career or education, and future are worth defending.
Let us review your case today. A DWI defense lawyer in Pasadena, TX can help you find answers for your questions in addition to explaining what the Blass Law team can do for you. Call (713) 225-1900 today to get started.
Pasadena DWI Convictions Come with Serious Penalties
Even without a conviction, you will face an automatic loss of your driving privileges, known as an administrative license revocation (ALR). This revocation will go into effect unless you request a hearing and challenge it in the first 15 days following your arrest. Contact us as early for help with this process.
What is a First Offense?
Once convicted, though, the penalties become more severe and potentially life-altering. A first offense may call for:
- A fine of up to $2,000
- Three days to six months in county jail
- An additional driver license suspension
In many cases where our client does not have a history of alcohol-related offenses, we can convince the Judge to order probation instead of their usual sentence for first-time offenders. This may help you avoid jail time and other penalties.
If you have previous DWIs, though, the stakes are higher. A second DWI conviction calls for increased jail time and up to $4,000 in fines. A third or subsequent DWI is a felony, and you will be known as a habitual offender. This could mean serving two to ten years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
As you can see, these are not light penalties that could have you back at work and back behind the wheel in no time. If possible, you will want to fight to reduce or eliminate the charges against you, reduce the sentence you receive, or mitigate the effect a conviction has on your life. We can help.
Blass Law Can Protect Your Rights and Fight a Pasadena DWI Charge
If a law enforcement officer accuses you of committing an intoxication and alcoholic beverage offense in Texas, you should prepare yourself for a tough fight. Texas takes DWI and related charges seriously. This is why you want Blass Law on your side. We know how to get a more favorable outcome in this type of case and can fight to ensure your rights remain protected and to get a more favorable outcome in your case.
We will look at the circumstances of your case and strategize a plan that may be able to:
- Stop charges from being filed
- Get the charges reduced or dropped
- Negotiate a plea deal to plead guilty to a lesser charge
- Take your case to court and present a strong argument for your innocence
- Work with the judge to get a probated sentence
Talk to a Pasadena DWI Defense Lawyer About Your Harris County DWI
Blass Law offers complimentary and confidential case evaluations for people facing DWI allegations or charges in Pasadena or elsewhere in Harris County. We are available to answer your questions and help you understand your legal options. Call us today at (713) 225-1900. A Pasadena DWI defense lawyer can develop a strong defense strategy based on the facts of your case.