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In Texas, if you’re convicted of a DWI, you are facing up to 180 days in jail for a first offense if your BAC is under a .15. If it is a second offense or your BAC is equal to or greater than a .15 you are facing up to 365 days in jail. If this is your third offense or greater DWI you are facing a felony offense. Even if you have never had a DWI before it is a felony if you have a child in the car under the age of 14.
If you’re facing any kind of DWI charges it’s important you talk to an attorney who knows how to handle DWI cases. Often times jail can be avoided. You don’t want to go to jail if it can be avoided. 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.
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To get out of jail fast, you’ll need to secure a personal bond or be released on your own “Own Recognizance”. We can often make that happen immediately.
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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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