A DWI arrest as an underage driver is a serious legal matter. Our Flower Mound underage DWI attorney can help you defend yourself against these charges. A conviction can impact your personal, social, and professional life. It can bar you from certain types of employment and make getting around challenging and costly.
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our Flower Mound criminal defense lawyers fight hard to protect you from these outcomes and to limit the damaging effects of a DWI conviction. With more than 30 years of experience as a former prosecutor and state district judge, Randall B. Isenberg brings familiarity with state and local law to your case.
An Underage DWI Conviction Affects You and Your Family
Underage drivers with any amount of drugs or alcohol in their system face serious penalties and fines from the state. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher, you could be charged with a DWI and face the following penalties:
- First offense: A fine of up to $2,000, incarceration for up to 180 days, and a suspended license for up to a year.
- Second offense: A fine of up to $4,000, incarceration for up to a year, and a suspended license for up to 18 months.
- Third offense: A fine of up to $10,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, and a suspended license for up to 2 years.
Our criminal defense lawyer can negotiate lower charges for you and help you avoid multiple DWI convictions.
A DWI conviction also comes with other, more personal consequences. You could lose friends, get kicked out of school, or lose your job. A conviction could also make it difficult for you to get another job, get accepted into a school, or even rent an apartment.
Circumstances That Could Lead to Even Longer Sentences
If you are convicted of DWI and any passenger in your car was younger than 15 years old, you could face fines of up to $10,000 and as many as ten years of prison time. You will also lose your license for an extended time.
Additional felonies that can lead to harsher penalties include intoxication assault, a third-degree felony, also punishable by up to ten years of prison time. Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony and is punishable by as many as 20 years of prison time.
The Officer Can Choose to Charge You With DUI
A compassionate officer can choose to charge you with DUI instead of DWI, in some cases. You can face DUI charges if you are under 21 and have any amount of alcohol in your system.
Driving under the influence (DUI) penalties include up to $500 in fines and mandatory participation in an alcohol awareness class. In some cases, your parents may also be required to attend. Additional penalties for first-time or second-time offenses include:
- Lengthy community service hours
- Long-term driver’s license suspension
Our Flower Mound Underage DWI Lawyer Works Hard to Retain Your Driver’s License
Being arrested for underage DWI as a minor can mean the short-term or long-term loss of your driving privileges. Losing your right to drive can be inconvenient, expensive, and frustrating. According to TxDPS guidelines:
- Suspension of your license is automatic
- An ALR hearing must be requested within 15 days
Our underage DWI attorney will schedule your Flower Mound ALR hearing within the allotted time. We can also help you appeal an unfavorable hearing outcome or request a restricted driving permit. This special permit will allow you to drive to school, work, and take other necessary trips.
How the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Fights Underage DWI Charges
When our legal team goes to work on your case, we do everything in our power to avoid long-term damage to your reputation and your future. We start by listening to your version of events of your traffic stop to your arrest. We note any rights violations that may give us leverage in your case. Our team will also:
- Build the best possible legal defense
- Handle all case-related communication
- Complete all paperwork and filings
- Represent you at all appearances
- Explore potential plea bargains
We know how hard it can be to wait for the outcome of a criminal case, so our client-focused team works hard to keep you updated at every phase. Our goal is to provide the support you need right when you need it most.
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Our History of Five-Star Reviews for the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg
When clients we represented in the past leave online reviews and recommendations for our law firm, they say the following:
- Armando Escobar: “OUTSTANDING AND THE BEST REPRESENTATION…They absolutely did their best and more…the Isenberg team came to every hearing beyond prepared and knowledgeable about my case. I am forever grateful.”
- Jonny W: “I was very pleased to be able to work with your Law Firm on my unfortunate DWI case…I had some unplanned complications in my DWI case & the end results were very amazing.”
We are committed to providing outstanding support to everyone we represent. Read additional reviews on our testimonials page and see why clients recommend our DWI team to others.
Work With Our Client-Focused Underage DWI Team Today
If you were arrested for underage DWI, our Flower Mound underage DWI attorney can help you defend yourself. We handle all the legal details and intricacies of your case, including guiding you through the complex ALR hearing process.
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we fight hard for you and your future. Learn more about how we go to bat for you by contacting one of our team members today. Our team is available 24/7 for help and the initial case evaluation is free.
Call or text (214) 696-9253 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form