FAQs About DWI Charges
At the Law Office of Osvaldo J. Morales III P.C., we understand how stressful a DWI charge can seem. You probably have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most common questions we receive after a DWI charge:
Will I lose my license if I am convicted?
Whether or not you could lose your license depends on your individual circumstances. License suspension can result from both a criminal conviction or an administrative proceeding that revokes your driving privileges.
Even if you manage to avoid license suspension in an administrative hearing, if the state criminal court convicts you of a DWI, it is possible you may lose your license. However, a skilled defense lawyer can help you minimize the consequences you face and preserve your driving privileges.
What sort of jail time am I looking at after a DWI?
Jail time after a DWI varies depending on the severity of the offense:
- A first-time offense could mean three to 180 days of jail time.
- A second offense could lead to jail time from a month up to a year.
- A third offense could have a sentence of two to 10 years in jail.
Why should I hire an attorney?
Having an experienced defense attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. A DWI charge often has both criminal and civil penalties, and it is important to retain an attorney who knows how to handle both proceedings. We understand Texas’ DWI laws, and give you the edge you need throughout your case. We also:
- Protect your best interests
- Help you take advantage of all your options
- Fight for the best possible results
What sort of defenses may be available to me?
Common DWI defenses include:
- Challenging the validity of the traffic stop
- Challenging the accuracy of the Breathalyzer or blood tests
The defense options also depend on your individual situation. That is why it is essential to contact an attorney who will craft a defense personalized to your circumstances.
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Please contact our office in Edinburg to arrange a free consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer today. We will answer any questions you may have about your situation. You can email our firm or call 956-391-1358 to schedule your consultation.