If law enforcement arrested and charged you with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may face serious consequences if found guilty. A Lewisville first-offense DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Randell B. Isenberg may be able to help you by providing representation for your defense.
A DWI conviction can affect your career, relationships, and more. Providing a strong defense is essential for your future. Building a defense takes time, so you may wish to contact us as soon as possible.
The team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg understands Texas DWI laws and how these laws apply to your case. Our founder, Randall B. Isenberg, brings the unique perspective of a former prosecutor and state district judge to each case.
If you were recently arrested for DWI and you fear the outcome of your case, contact the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg now for a free initial consultation: (214) 696-9253.
First-Offense DWI Charges and Possible Outcomes of Your Case
An arrest for DWI is a frightening experience. When it is your first offense, you most likely are unsure of what to expect. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level was .08 percent or higher, the punishment you face—if convicted—depends upon several factors related to your arrest.
The standard punishment for a first-offense DWI ranges from 72 hours to 6 months in jail. The following situations, however, can result in harsher punishment:
- A DWI accident with injury can raise the offense from a misdemeanor to a felony
- If convicted for a DWI that caused an accident with injury, it is impossible to get your record sealed
- A DWI arrest with an open container in the vehicle can elevate the charge from a class B misdemeanor to a class A misdemeanor with jail time
- A BAC of .15 percent or more can raise a class B misdemeanor to a class A misdemeanor
These are just a few examples of the potential consequences if you are convicted of a DWI charge. The possibility of jail time or of an unsealed record can negatively impact your life.
If your recent arrest for DWI is your first offense, you do not have to face your charges alone. A Lewisville first-offense DWI lawyer from our team may be able to help you by exploring all options for your defense.
Because your arrest can happen at any hour of the day or night, we provide 24-hour service, seven days a week. Defend your charges and protect your future by contacting the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg now: (214) 696-9253.
Possible Defense Options for Your DWI Case
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our founder can apply the knowledge he gained as a former prosecutor to investigate the following details of your arrest:
- If the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle
- If the officer had probable cause to arrest you
- If the officer failed to conduct a breath or blood alcohol test
- If the field sobriety testing failed to meet the standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Upon a thorough review of all evidence connected with your arrest, we can then decide the course of action for your defense, which may include:
- A dismissal of all charges
- A reduction of charges
While a dismissal of all charges is preferable, in some cases, it is not possible. A reduction of your DWI charge to a lesser, non-alcohol-related charge may be an option when a dismissal is not conducive to your case.
Fighting for Your Driving Privileges
The suspension of your driver’s license can leave you without transportation for work, doctors’ appointments, or a trip to the grocery store. If convicted of a first-offense DWI, you may lose your license for up to one year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
A member of our team can possibly help you fight for an occupational license. This type of license—if granted—is helpful for your essential travel needs. The state takes DWI cases very seriously, requiring a careful approach in your application for an occupational license.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, you have 15 days to request an Administrative License Revocation hearing. A hearing is your opportunity to fight the suspension of your license. While you only have a short time to request the hearing, it can take as long as 120 days for a hearing to be scheduled.
An Administrative Law Judge will listen to the evidence presented by both sides before making a decision. If the judge rules against you, an appeal of the decision may be possible.
Contact the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Now for Help With Your First-Offense DWI
An arrest for DWI in Texas is a serious matter. What you do immediately following your arrest may determine not only the outcome of your case but also your future.
A Lewisville first-offense DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can stand by your side throughout your case. The sooner you contact us to review the details of your arrest, the faster we can start preparing the best defense possible.
The details involved with your arrest are unique to your situation. At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we often seek the wisdom of Randall B. Isenberg, who learned how the other side operates in defense cases through his work as both a prosecutor and a state district judge.
If you were recently arrested for DWI, contact us. As defense lawyers, we strive to build a defense that results in the best outcome possible for our clients.
Take the first step toward defending your charges by reaching out to us today. Let us help you fight the charges and aim to reinstate your driving privileges. Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg now for a free initial case evaluation: (214) 696-9253.