First-Offense DWI Charges in Texas

Contact a New Braunfels DWI Lawyer

A charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is oftentimes a person’s first and only run-in with the law. The experience of being placed in handcuffs, brought down to the station, and spending the night in jail can be extremely frightening, not to mention the anxiety of possibly serving criminal consequences looming over one’s head. If you have been arrested for a first-time DWI, it is urgent you retain the services of a powerful legal team at once to protect your future and reputation. At Kyle Law Firm, our New Braunfels DWI attorneys have defended numerous clients against a variety of drunk driving charges and can provide the powerful defense you need during this difficult time.

Countless clients have trusted our firm for the following reasons:

  • More than 60 years of combined experience
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Call (830) 476-7780 or schedule a free consultation today to discuss your situation in further detail.

Penalties for First-Offense DWI in Texas

While many people believe that they can drive a vehicle as long as their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is under the legal limit of 0.08%, a person with a legally-compliant BAC can still be charged with DWI if an officer believes they are displaying signs of intoxication. Texas has some of the harshest consequences for drunk driving offenses in the United States, imposing harsh fines and jail time for even first-time DWI offenders. Unlike other states, Texas does not allow individuals accused of DWI to seek a reduction of their charges to a less-serious “wet reckless” charge.

A conviction of first-offense DWI can bring the following consequences:

  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • Up to $2,000 in fines
  • Driver’s license suspension up to 365 days
  • Increased car insurance rates

These penalties can increase in the event that an intoxicated driver should cause an accident that results in injury or death to another person. Other aggravating factors include refusing a chemical test or being arrested for DUI with a minor under age 15 in the vehicle. Regardless of the circumstances, any first-time DWI is a serious offense and must be handled by an experienced attorney to maximize one’s chances of securing a favorable outcome for their situation.

Your Future May Be at Stake

If you are facing first-time DWI charges, our DWI lawyers are prepared to fight to protect your right to drive and pursue every available opportunity to secure a dismissal of your charges. Upon a detailed examination of your case, we can craft a custom-tailored strategy that counters the opposition’s claims and ensures your rights are defended every step of the way. Protecting your wellbeing is of utmost importance, and we are dedicated to ensuring no stone is left unturned in the defense of your freedom.

We proudly defend clients throughout New Braunfels, Seguin, and San Marcos. Get in touch with our office online today to get started towards retaining the defense you deserve.

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