Houston DWI Lawyer
Protecting your rights, license & future!
If you or your loved one is currently facing charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance, you are not alone. Law enforcement agencies throughout Texas and the nation have made it a priority to crack down on impaired driving. As a result, arrests, convictions, and harsh penalties have become the norm. Although arrests and convictions for DWIs are on the rise, it does not mean that these offenses are inconsequential. In fact, DWIs can subject convicted individuals to long-term if not life-altering criminal penalties.
Penalties for Drunk Driving in Texas
Our legal team knows that penalties can be harsh for a DUI and will fight to protect your rights. A DUI conviction comes with a stigma that could result in difficulties in employment and other social or economic issues. If convicted of a DUI, drivers face stiff legal penalties.
Driver who test positive for alcohol, but under 0.08, face the following:
- Fines up to $500.00
- 20-40 hours of community service
- Court ordered alcohol awareness classes
- License suspension up to 60 days.
Upon a second or third offense, a driver could face a license suspension for 180 days.
For an underage driver over the legal limit, the stakes become higher for the first time offender:
- Fines up to $2000.00
- License suspension from 90 days to 1 year
- Jail time from 72 to 180 days
Charges and penalties can also be enhanced when aggravating circumstances are involved, including prior DWI convictions or DWIs resulting in accidents or injuries. Whatever the case may be, these serious consequences, limitations, and restrictions make it clear that when you are facing these allegations, the stakes are real.
Representing Motorists Accused of Drinking & Driving in Houston
At the Law Offices of Billy Skinner, our Houston DUI team has a passion for representing real people who are facing some of the most difficult experiences life has to offer. We know these are matters of serious emotional, financial, and personal importance. We personally invest ourselves into protecting your rights, driving privileges, and future.
When handling any DWI or related case, our defense team focuses on challenging evidence and on dismissing or reducing charges and penalties as much as possible. You can learn more about challenging DWI evidence on our blog.
Experienced, Aggressive DWI Defense
Billy Skinner draws from years of legal experience to fight for our clients.
When you choose to place your trust in our firm, you can be confident knowing that you can benefit from the following:
- Defense from a former prosecutor who knows how to fight back against the opposition.
- Attentive representation that is available 24/7.
- Skilled handling of the most serious DWI allegations.
- Thorough investigations to prepare a defense.
- Personalized attention and individualized service.
- Past successful DWI case results involving a variety of charges.
The Law Offices of Billy Skinner Can Fight For You
When you need proven, dedicated legal representation, look no further than the Law Offices of Billy Skinner. If you would like to learn more about the charges you face and how we can help, do not hesitate to contact a DWI lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. Complete a case evaluation form or call (713) 600-7777 today.