Available 24/7 | Schedule a Free Consultation | Hablamos Español
817-477-4100

Fort Worth First Offense DWI Lawyer

We have experience representing those accused of violent crimes.

Let Our Team Help
Photo of criminal defense attorney Shawn Paschall and Casey Cole

Fort Worth First Offense DWI Lawyer

A DWI is a serious issue no matter if it is your first arrest or if you are a repeat offender. The penalties that come along with a DWI charge (Driving While Intoxicated) can cause major problems for the offender that go beyond fines, license suspension, and possible jail time. Even if you are not found not guilty of the DWI, meaning you are not found to have violated any Texas laws, you may still face penalties through the Texas DMV including license suspension and a variety of fines. Being found guilty means that there are more penalties to come.

However, if you have been charged with your first DWI and work with an experienced DWI attorney in Fort Worth, you will be able to move forward with the confidence that you have an experienced professional representing your case, and helping you navigate this complicated process towards the top possible outcome for your situation. There are many different ways that a good lawyer can reduce your punishments and secure your future in a way that minimizes the long-term problems that these charges can cause for you.

Read more below about the penalties of a first offense DWI in Texas, and contact us now to schedule a free initial consultation for your case. The team at Cole Paschall Law has a strong history of results for our clients, and we will be happy to work with you towards the top possible outcome for your DWI charges. During your free consultation, you will be able to get a better understanding of how our firm can help you with your specific charges, and learn more about our process.

What is a DWI?

A DWI is a charge in Texas for Driving While Intoxicated, and may be applied for alcohol or other drugs depending on the circumstances of the arrest. The legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit in Texas is 0.08%, but a driver can be charged without failing a breathalyzer test if they are suspected of being on other drugs and illustrate an inability to control their normal physical or mental functions.

This means that a person who is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a drug like Xanax or marijuana without any alcohol will pass a breath alcohol test, but could be driving while intoxicated and will be charged as such. Texas police officers have a variety of methods to confirm a driver’s ability to operate safely that go beyond blood or breath tests.

What Are the Possible Penalties for a First Offense DWI?

A first offense DWI charge in Texas, without any enhancing charges, generally comes with the possibility of the following penalties:

  • 3 days to 180 days in jail
  • Fines of up to $2,000
  • Probation for two years
  • License suspension for up to a year
  • Ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle

There are many other factors that can enhance the charges, such as operating while intoxicated with a minor under the age of 15 in the vehicle, having an open container of alcohol in the car, being excessively over the legal BAC, or being in possession, or under excessive influence of, controlled substances.

Regardless of the specifics of your arrest, we will take a custom approach to your case in order to achieve the top possible outcome for the situation. There are many different ways that a DWI first offense can be minimized on your record, the penalties can be reduced, and you may be able to go forward with your life with as little impact as possible. These situations can be devastating if they are not handled properly, and it is essential to us that we give you the top tools to handle this part of your life.

Contact Us Now

Before you continue to stress out about the uncertain future that a first offense DWI creates, contact our team today. When you are working with a DWI lawyer from the Fort Worth office of Cole Paschall Law, you can be confident that our experience with these situations will move you in the right direction.

How To Get Started

On Your Fort Worth Criminal Defense
Step 1
Call Us Now at 817-477-4100

Don’t waste a moment—reach out to one of our top-tier criminal defense attorneys who not only possess invaluable expertise but also genuinely care about listening to your concerns and providing comprehensive answers to all your questions.

Step 2
Receive a Free Case Analysis

Rest assured, we are masters at dissecting the information you share with us. Our objective is to present you with a concise roadmap, outlining what lies ahead and offering the optimal strategies to position you for resounding success.

Step 3
Get Your Life Back!

Experience immediate relief as our team extends a helping hand, offering you invaluable guidance through every step. You deserve nothing less than fair treatment and justice. It’s time to reclaim your life and embrace a brighter future ahead. Don’t wait another moment—take control today!

Work With Cole Paschall Law
Don't Face This Alone
Schedule a free consultation today. Our firm is available 24/7. We want to speak with you and hear about your arrest as soon as possible.
City landscape of Fort Worth Texas. Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys near you.