DWI Attorney in Houston
Defending Those Who Have Been Arrested For Driving While Intoxicated
Getting arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the first time many people encounter the criminal justice system. Due to the complexities of the legal process, you could be sentenced to the maximum criminal penalties without the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side.
Is a Lawyer Necessary for a DWI?
Attempting to go to court without any legal counsel is a huge gamble and perhaps a big mistake. However, hiring a DWI lawyer can protect your rights, and work hard to prepare your defense strategy.
If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving in Texas, do not hesitate to let Holt Law protect your rights and future. Our Houston DWI lawyer understands that people facing DWI charges are not criminals and knows what it takes to convince the court to reduce your penalties or get your entire case dismissed.
DWI Laws & Penalties
If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at least .08 percent—or .04 percent for commercial license holders (CDLs) or .02 percent for bus drivers and motorists under 21 years old—you can be charged with a DWI. Additionally, you could face DWI charges for driving or being in physical control of an automobile while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both substances.
DWI With a Minor Passenger in the Vehicle
When a person is arrested for DWI while having a minor passenger in the vehicle, it is considered a first-degree misdemeanor. A first-time offense is punishable by a maximum jail term of five years, fines worth at least $1,000, and driver’s license for up to 18 months.
Contact Our DWI Lawyer Today
A conviction not only results in harsh criminal penalties like jail time, driver’s license suspension, and fines but also a criminal record that could haunt you forever. Our Houston DWI defense lawyer is dedicated to helping you avoid these penalties and get your life back on the right track.
Contact Holt Law today to schedule a free consultation with our DWI attorney in Houston.
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