Sugar Land DWI Defense Lawyer
Drunk Driving Defense in Harris County
Local police and the Texas Highway Patrol aggressively pursue any signs
of drunk driving on the roads in our area, and if you have been arrested
you face serious criminal charges. The legal limit for drunk driving,
also known as driving while intoxicated (DWI), is a blood alcohol content
of .08%. If the arresting officer discovered a BAC of over .15%, you may
be charged with aggravated DWI, which carries enhanced penalties. You
simply can't afford to be convicted of drunk driving, and the best
thing you can do right now is to speak with a hard-hitting Sugar Land
DWI defense attorney from Khawaja Law Firm PLLC.
Penalties for DWI in Texas
If convicted, you could be sentenced to:
First DWI: Incarceration in a county jail for a maximum of 180 days, fines of as
much as $2000, suspension of your driver’s license for 90 days to
1 year, probation, and mandatory alcohol education
Second DWI: Incarceration in a county jail for a maximum of 1 year, fines of as much
as $4000, suspension of your driver’s license for 180 days to 2
years, probation, and mandatory alcohol education
Third DWI: Incarceration in a state prison for 2 to 10 years, fines of as much as
$10,000, suspension of your driver’s license for 180 days to 2 years,
probation, and mandatory alcohol education
Will I automatically lose my license?
You may be threatened with a license suspension even if you are not found
guilty of drunk driving, due to our state's implied consent law. If
you are convicted, you will be subjected to a 90 day minimum suspension
for a first offense, as well as possibly having your vehicle confiscated.
You will also have to install an ignition interlock device in your car
when you eventually get your driving privileges restored, which will make
it necessary to take a breath test every time you drive. Another condition
for license restoration is having to purchase expensive SR-22 auto insurance,
which is designed for drivers classified as high risk.
Fight for your rights and freedoms!
You may not
know your rights, but there are several proven strategies for fighting a DUI or DWI charge,
from challenging the constitutionality of the traffic stop to investigating
the blood & breath test and field sobriety tests for errors.
Contact Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC for powerful defense against DWI charges in Sugar Land, TX. At our
criminal defense firm, you will receive personalized attention for your case, because we
understand how stressful this experience may be for you and we want you
to have confidence in achieving a favorable outcome.