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Is a DWI a felony in Texas? A DWI can be a felony in Texas. Now a lot of people don’t know this but even a first offense DWI can be a felony in Texas if there’s a child under the age of 14 in the vehicle when the person is arrested for driving while intoxicated. The other way a DWI can be a felony in Texas is if there’s two prior convictions every in a person’s lifetime for a DWI. Then it also enhances it to a felony DWI.
If you’re arrested on a third DWI even if you’re barely over .08, it’s still a felony DWI. A felony if you’re convicted is going to make you, number one, have a felony conviction on your record. Number two, you’re going to face on a third offense up to 10 years in prison.
So if you’re facing a felony DWI it’s important you find an attorney that knows what they’re doing that knows the DWI laws and the cases and what to look for when they’re fighting your case so you can attempt to keep this felony off your record.
Proven Defense by a Former Law Enforcement Officer
Many people who are charged with an Austin DWI just assume there is no way to fight it. They think the best they can hope for is a smaller fine or a reduction in the amount of time they lose their license. We focus on defending anyone accused of a DWI. With the right legal counsel, there are other outcomes. Depending on the facts of the case, what if…
- Instead of months of suspension, you don’t lose your license at all?
- Instead of making a deal for probation, you never get convicted?
- Instead of having a DWI conviction, your record stays clean?
- Instead of cutting bad deals, you get a vigorous DWI defense?
While every case depends on the facts and circumstances at play, mounting an aggressive defense to DWI charges may be your best option. The Austin Criminal Defense attorneys at Stephen T Bowling, P.C., handle all drunk driving cases, defending clients in both the criminal proceedings and driver’s license hearings.
Don’t trust just anyone with your DWI defense. Contact the law firm of Stephen T Bowling, PC, by e-mail or call us at 512-599-9000 to schedule your free consultation with an Austin DWI lawyer to discover some strategies we pursue in defending Austin Driving While Intoxicated cases.
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