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First Time Vs. Multiple DUI

What Are The Penalties For Drunk Driving?

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 police 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 to protect your future and reputation. At Kyle Law Firm, our 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.

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First-time Offenders

A conviction of the 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 win one’s chances of securing a favorable outcome for their situation.

Multiple Dwi Offenders

Law enforcement and the criminal justice system make the erroneous assumption that steeper penalties will curb people’s behaviors. Instead, it only brings them undue hardship in their day-to-day lives. One of the reasons we fight so hard for our clients is so that we can do our part in keeping the penalties as minimal as possible, knowing that the default sentencing is often in total excess of the alleged crime.
If you are convicted for a second DWI offense, the penalties can include:

  • $4,000 fine
  • 30 days to one year of jail time
  • Two-year license suspension
  • $2,000 a year surcharge for three years

If you are convicted for a third DWI offense, the penalties could be:

  • $10,000 fine
  • Two to 10 years in prison
  • Another two-year license suspension
  • Additional $2,000 yearly surcharge for three years

A DWI invention course may also be necessary, requiring more fees and time taken out of your schedule. If an ignition interlock device (IID) is installed in your car, you will also be taxed monthly for it.

There Is A Viable Defense For Your Case

At Kyle Law Firm, our attorneys have learned throughout their extensive and impressive legal careers that every charge has a defense. It is just a matter of uncovering or creating it through hard work, total understanding of Texas state law, and an unwavering commitment to our clients. In situations where a conviction is guaranteed, you can always fight for lessened sentencing, allowing our professionals to step in and act on your behalf.
To get started on your defense, reach out to our firm today. You can call us at 830-620-9402 or contact us online. Initial consultations are always free.

What Our Happy Customers Are Saying

Julie B.
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TRULY treat us as though we are family! We have not EVER felt it was for a $ Issue either but rather more, for “FAMILY!” Yes, from the moment we walked in their door, this firm made us feel like we were part of “THEIR FAMILY!” This too, is how they worked for us! Throughout EVERY process, we had “sit down table meetings” to keep us informed ALWAYS! We were kept “in the loop” and if ever we had a question, someone was “ALWAYS THERE TO ANSWER A CONCERN!”  We have COMPLETE FAITH and CONFIDENCE that this firm would do whatever they could to help us! THANK YOU, Matt, Britney, Sarah, & Scott 😁
Danielle M.
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The Matt Kyle Law Firm is the best! They were professional and understanding in every single email, meeting and phone call. I have never used an attorney before and they made every step easy and painless. Even though my personal injury case lasted over a year, they constantly keep me informed and up to date. Not to mention their fees and contract beat all the other law offices in the area. I would recommend Matt Kyle Law firm to anyone in need of their services. I would give 10 stars if I could! Big thank you to Britany and Diveli for being all-star case managers!!
Yvette M.
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The Kyle Law firm was wonderful!  They helped us when our daughter was in an accident, because a drunk driver pulled out in front of her.The Kyle Law firm worked hard to take care of us and make sure Our daughter got the care she needed, and a fair settlement to replace her vehicle.  They are from here, and work here to help others in our community.  Highly Recommend them if you need legal assistance.
Errolyn C.
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The Kyle Law Firm demonstrated  professionalism from beginning to end. Britney and Scott take charge attitudes was certainly what I was looking for in representation. They kept me up to date on changes and clearly explained the process and kept me abreast. I am satisfied with the results. If you are seeking results do not hesitate to give this group a call. Thank you!
Noe M.
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Everyone at Kyle Law Firm was professional and helpful throughout the entire lawsuit process. Our attorney, Scott, gave us consistent and thorough guidance and advice throughout the process. Diveli was always quick to respond and helpful with all questions and issues. We highly recommend Kyle Law Firm!
Laura H.
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Professional service provided by a friendly staff. The law firm is straight forward and helpful. Everyone we dealt with were honest and helped us through a difficult process!

What Our Happy Customers Are Saying

Julie B.
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TRULY treat us as though we are family! We have not EVER felt it was for a $ Issue either but rather more, for “FAMILY!” Yes, from the moment we walked in their door, this firm made us feel like we were part of “THEIR FAMILY!” This too, is how they worked for us! Throughout EVERY process, we had “sit down table meetings” to keep us informed ALWAYS! We were kept “in the loop” and if ever we had a question, someone was “ALWAYS THERE TO ANSWER A CONCERN!”  We have COMPLETE FAITH and CONFIDENCE that this firm would do whatever they could to help us! THANK YOU, Matt, Britney, Sarah, & Scott 😁
Danielle M.
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The Matt Kyle Law Firm is the best! They were professional and understanding in every single email, meeting and phone call. I have never used an attorney before and they made every step easy and painless. Even though my personal injury case lasted over a year, they constantly keep me informed and up to date. Not to mention their fees and contract beat all the other law offices in the area. I would recommend Matt Kyle Law firm to anyone in need of their services. I would give 10 stars if I could! Big thank you to Britany and Diveli for being all-star case managers!!
Yvette M.
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The Kyle Law firm was wonderful!  They helped us when our daughter was in an accident, because a drunk driver pulled out in front of her.The Kyle Law firm worked hard to take care of us and make sure Our daughter got the care she needed, and a fair settlement to replace her vehicle.  They are from here, and work here to help others in our community.  Highly Recommend them if you need legal assistance.
Errolyn C.
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The Kyle Law Firm demonstrated  professionalism from beginning to end. Britney and Scott take charge attitudes was certainly what I was looking for in representation. They kept me up to date on changes and clearly explained the process and kept me abreast. I am satisfied with the results. If you are seeking results do not hesitate to give this group a call. Thank you!
Noe M.
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Everyone at Kyle Law Firm was professional and helpful throughout the entire lawsuit process. Our attorney, Scott, gave us consistent and thorough guidance and advice throughout the process. Diveli was always quick to respond and helpful with all questions and issues. We highly recommend Kyle Law Firm!
Laura H.
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Professional service provided by a friendly staff. The law firm is straight forward and helpful. Everyone we dealt with were honest and helped us through a difficult process!
Case Results

$6.4 Million

18-wheeler fatality
Net to clients: $4.9 Million
Expenses: $25,000
Attorney fees: $1.475 Million

$1.45 Million

18-wheeler fatality
Net to clients: $642,000
Expenses: $223,000
Attorney fees: $580,000

$1.015 Million

Commercial, intoxicated driver — injury case
Net to clients: $615,400
Expenses: $9,000
Attorney fees: $399,600

$1.2 Million

Motorcycle/commercial vehicle fatality
Net to clients: $565,000
Expenses: $5,200
Attorney fees: $400,000
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