DWI Second Offense
A DWI charge can have a serious impact on your life, no matter if it is your first charge or you are accused of being a repeat offender. However, the penalties and impacts that a second offense DWI may have on your life increase significantly beyond the penalties that a first offense has, and each additional charge in the future will become more and more severe. The most important step that you can take after being charged with a second offense DWI is to partner with an experienced DWI attorney in Fort Worth who understands your situation, has a history of success, and is willing to work with you to create a strong case. These are the advantages you will have while working with the team at Cole Paschall Law.
Read more below about the penalties of a second offense DWI, and contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation about your case and the situation. We will take this time to discuss the circumstances of your arrest, how we can help, and explain how our experience with DWI charges in Texas will be an enormous asset to your case. We will determine the most appropriate steps to take in order to achieve the best possible outcome for your case and work aggressively to achieve this goal.
It is important to us that our clients understand their legal rights and options through these charges, and we will ensure that you have a clear understanding of your charges, the penalties you are facing, and how to best minimize the impacts that they will have on your life overall.
Penalties For a Second Offense DWI in Texas
As you can imagine, the penalties for a second DWI are more severe than a first DWI in Texas. The following are some of the basic penalties that you may face if found guilty. Keep in mind that even a not-guilty finding, you may still face penalties through the Texas DMV. Some of the penalties are as follows:
- Up to a year in jail
- Fines of up to $4,000
- License suspension for up to two years
- Installation of an ignition interlock device while on bond
Like all criminal charges, the penalties may be enhanced depending on any other circumstances surrounding the arrest. This can include things like an excessive BAC, possession of controlled substances, being under the influence of a combination of alcohol and other drugs, reckless endangerment, or child endangerment if there is a minor under the age of 15 in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Each additional charge will add another layer of complexity to your case, but our experience as DWI attorneys in Fort Worth will be a major asset to your case. We will work to identify all possible options to navigate your case with minimal penalties and find the best ways to limit the impact that these charges will have on your life overall.
Contact Us Today
If you have been arrested and charged for a second offense Driving While Intoxicated in Texas, contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about how our team can help you through this process. We will be able to discuss the specifics of your arrest, learn more about our experience and history of defending cases similar to your own, and give you insight into how we would proceed if you were to take us on as your representation in this case.
While it may seem that you don’t have many good options in the days following your arrest, you will be happy to know that we will work to find many different creative solutions to these charges with our understanding of the Texas criminal justice system. While we are working on your case, you can proceed with your life with confidence that there is a competent and aggressive team fighting for the best possible outcome for your situation.