A DWI arrest for marijuana use can damage your personal, social, and professional relationships. Facing charges like these on your own can also be stressful and traumatic for you and your family. You do not have to fight back alone. If you or someone you love was recently charged with DWI marijuana use and want to limit the damaging toll it can take on your life, our team may help you build your case.
If you would like some legal assistance to potentially minimize the consequences of an arrest and limit or eliminate the possibility of conviction, a Rockwall DWI marijuana lawyer can help you navigate the legal system. Contact the criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg. Call (214) 696-9253 to learn more about how we can help you defend your case.
Our Team Can Fight to Protect Your Future
If you or someone you love is convicted after being arrested on a charge of DWI marijuana, your future and your reputation can be at risk. According to the Texas Penal Code § 49.04, a law enforcement officer can pull you over if they suspect you are driving while being impaired by marijuana use. They may arrest you if you reveal you are impaired, as this would show you lack the ability to operate your vehicle safely and pose a potential threat to others on the road.
If you are convicted of DWI marijuana, your immediate and future social, personal, and professional life might suffer. This can affect your family dynamics, standing in your community, and career, especially if you are also facing possible incarceration. Our team is committed to helping people just like you fight for their rights and avoid having their lives tarnished by a wrongful DWI marijuana conviction.
The Risks of a DWI Marijuana Conviction
If a police officer pulls you over for suspected marijuana intoxication, they may have you take tests to prove your sobriety. According to the Texas Transportation Code § 724.11, all drivers are deemed to have consented to provide a specimen when prompted, whether by breath or blood test, if they are suspected of possible intoxication. If your arrest is followed by a conviction, the possible penalties you face might include:
- Substantial monetary fines
- Significant jail time
- Long-term incarceration
In addition to the state’s sentencing guidelines, you might also face sentence enhancements if certain factors play a role in your conviction. According to the Texas Penal Code § 49.09, factors that might enhance your sentence may include:
- DWI marijuana use that injures an on-duty firefighter or paramedic
- DWI marijuana use that injures an on-duty peace officer or judge
If you get convicted of a DWI because your marijuana use contributed to a car accident, you will never be able to have your record sealed. This factor alone should be enough to make you consider working with a Rockwall DWI marijuana lawyer. Your lawyer may also be able to help you avoid this permanent stain on your record and fight to protect your future.
Contact the criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg by calling (214) 696-9253 to get help defending your case.
Mitigate the Long-Term Damage of a Drug-Related Criminal Conviction
A criminal conviction—especially a drug-related conviction—can limit your education options, derail your career choices and aspirations, and even make finding a place to live difficult. Our criminal defense team can help you keep your reputation intact.
We may review your arrest to ensure your rights were not violated. We may determine whether you were read your Miranda rights in full and that you were not coerced into speaking to the police or other investigators without having your lawyer present. A violation of your rights in any way may give us leverage to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
If you decide to have our team represent you, make sure we have as much information and as many details about your arrest as possible. We may be able to fight for a reduction in the charges you are facing. We can also explain the complex legal system to you so that it is easier to understand and navigate. Our team is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome from a difficult legal situation.
Possible DWI Marijuana Penalties if Convicted
A DWI arrest might have you worry about what might happen if you get convicted, which is understandable since the consequence can be severe. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), post-conviction penalties include:
- First DWI offense: You may lose your driving privileges for a full year, serve up to six months of jail time, and pay a fine of up to $2,000.
- Second DWI offense: You may lose your driving privileges for two full years, serve up to a year of jail time, and pay a fine of up to $4,000.
- Third DWI offense: You may lose your driving privileges for two full years, serve up to 10 years of prison time, and pay a fine of up to $10,000.
Losing your driving privileges can make it difficult and costly to transport yourself and your family. It might mean relying on others to meet your transportation needs, turning to public transportation, or paying for ridesharing services. If you rely on your driver’s license for work, it may also mean losing income as a result of having your license suspended. The criminal penalties you face may also limit your education and career options if convicted.
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Can Fight for Your Rights
Your future is important, and we believe your rights should always be respected. If you got arrested and now face penalties like jail or prison time, a Rockwall DWI marijuana lawyer may be able to defend your case and potentially diminish or eliminate your charges.
Contact the criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg by calling (214) 696-9253 to talk about your case and learn what legal options may be available to you.