Were you or someone you love recently arrested and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated)? If you or a loved one are facing these charges, you have the right to defend yourself.
A Keller DWI lawyer from the law offices of Randall B. Isenberg can help you with your case and protect your rights.
What a Lawyer From Our Firm Can Do for You
With guidance and direction from a Keller DWI lawyer from our firm, you may effectively limit the damage of a conviction. Our legal team can help by:
- Ensuring your arrest was valid
- Ensuring there was probable cause
- Negotiating a plea agreement
- Representing you in court
- Locating and interviewing witnesses
Rather than attempt to fight DWI charges on your own, get help from a lawyer at our firm familiar with DWI laws in Texas.
A DWI Arrest Does Not Have to Derail Your Life
Our criminal defense team understands the potential damage of a DWI arrest. In addition to the stress of awaiting trial, an arrest or conviction might:
- Prevent you from obtaining or keeping certain jobs
- Limit your housing and higher education options
- Limit your ability to vote if convicted of a felony
- Lead to a conviction and lengthy sentence
When our team defends you, we may have your arrest invalidated if errors were made or negotiate a plea agreement for lowered charges or decreased sentencing. We fight back with your present and future in mind. Our team might be able to help you preserve your driver’s license, protect your good name, and start looking forward to a bright future.
For a free legal consultation with a DWI Lawyer serving Keller, call (214) 696-9253
DWI Penalties for Adults and Minors
While DWI is typically reserved for adult drivers over 21 years of age, even a minor might be charged with DWI under certain circumstances. Because this elevated charge for a minor driver might be given at a police officer’s discretion, it might also be difficult to fight on your own.
If you are a minor or the parent of a minor charged with DWI, our team may help you fight back against this elevated charge and the penalties a conviction might invoke. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), a minor or adult charged with DWI may face the following penalties:
- First offense: Up to 6 months of incarceration
- Second offense: Up to 1 year of incarceration
- Third offense: Up to 10 years of imprisonment
- Intoxication assault: Up to 10 years of imprisonment
- Intoxication manslaughter: Up to 20 years of imprisonment
Each of these penalties has accompanying fines and may result in the loss of your driving privileges. If you want help minimizing the penalties of DWI, our team might be able to help you negotiate lowered charges and plea bargains. We might also help you avoid the added burden of enhanced penalties.
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Avoid These DWI Penalty Enhancements
Certain circumstances of your arrest might dictate an elevation of the charges you face. When that happens, your future might be in even greater jeopardy. Our team may help you fight back against the harsher penalties of enhanced charges, including:
- Class B to Class A misdemeanor for a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.15 or higher
- Class B to Class A misdemeanor with incarceration if an open container is found in your vehicle
- Misdemeanor to a felony for an accident that resulted in injuries
If convicted of a DWI-involved accident, you will never be able to have your criminal record sealed. Because credit, employment, housing applications, and many other endeavors might require a background check, avoiding this permanent blemish on your criminal record is important. By hiring a criminal defense lawyer to help you avoid conviction, you may also circumvent this permanent mark on your criminal record, which may show up on future background checks.
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Our Track Record of Success
Our firm believes everyone charged with a crime has the right to a comprehensive defense. We fight hard to help clients charged with DWI maintain their reputation and limit the damage to their personal and professional lives. On behalf of our clients, we recently negotiated the following:
- DWI charges reduced to obstruction
- DWI charges reduced to Class B
- DWI resolved with deferred probation
- DWI charges dismissed
- DWI (second degree) case rejected
- DWLSH reduced to Class C
- DWI verdict of not guilty
- DWI with child dismissed
With more than 30 years of experience as a former prosecutor and state district judge, Keller DWI lawyer, Randall B. Isenberg, builds an effective case for your defense.
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Any DWI Charges You Face Have a Time Limit
When you are arrested and charged with DWI, the toll it takes on your life can seem everlasting. In fact, the state has a limited amount of time to act. When our team represents you, we work hard to ensure the statute of limitations is adhered to in your case.
Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §12 generally requires an indictment within two years for a misdemeanor. Felony charges have a separate three-year time limit that must also be met. If the state fails to meet its obligation to act within the allotted time, we might be able to use its failure to comply with the timeline in your favor.
You are entitled to timeliness. If you do not receive it, we may have additional leverage in your defense.
Get a Free Case Evaluation With Our Attorneys Now
If you or a loved one was arrested for DWI, you do not have to accept the possible penalties without fighting for your future. You also do not have to talk to the police without a member of our team by your side. Contact the client intake team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg by calling (214) 696-9253 to start building your defense today.