Fight Drunk Driving Charges With A Strong Defense

Drunk driving charges should be taken very seriously. A conviction could result in costly fines, loss of driving privileges and jail time. If convicted, you will have these charges on your permanent record. This could affect job applications, loans and apartment or other housing applications and other things that require background checks. This seemingly small mistake can have major consequences.

The DWI defense attorneys at Malcolm Miranda and Associates, P.C., help clients fight DWI/DUI charges and other criminal charges. Call us in McKinney, Texas, at 469-714-0240.

Penalties Increase With Number Of Offenses

The first time you are charged with DWI, if convicted, you will be fined, have jail time and your license will be suspended. The penalties increase dramatically with each offense. It's important to get a good defense attorney to minimize penalties and try for dismissed charges. Our defense attorneys are experienced in DWI and will work for the best possible outcome in your case. Texas punishes drunk drivers with the following conviction penalties:

OffenseJail TimeFinesLicense SuspensionOther
1st3 to 180 daysup to $2,00090 days to 1 year
2nd1 month to 1 yearup to $4,000at least 1 year
3rd2 to 10 years$10,0001 to 2 yearsannual license fee of up to $2,000 for 3 years

Additionally, a judge can order you to use an ignition interlock device on your car. The device will sense if you are drunk and prevent you from operating the vehicle. This penalty applies for two or more DWI offenses within five years.

Skilled Attorneys On Your Side

As defense attorneys, we will review your case and choose strategies to best fit your circumstances. We will walk you through the legal process and help you understand all of the charges and your options. There may be options you are not aware of, such as rehabilitation programs or community service. Our goal is to obtain the best verdict with the least penalties for your case.

Start Working On Your Defense

To speak with a lawyer, email our firm now, or call us at 469-714-0240. You don't have time to waste.