If you were arrested for DWI in Ennis, the consequences of a DWI conviction can affect you and your family. You do not have to face the possibly damaging aftermath of an arrest on your own. A DWI lawyer from our team can help you limit these damages, represent you in court, and negotiate lowered charges and lighter sentences.
Do not hesitate to get our DWI defense team on your side as soon after an arrest as possible. We can help you avoid a permanent stain on your record that could show up in subsequential background checks. Guidance and direction from our team can also help you retain your driving privileges, safeguard your career, and protect your standing in the community.
Our Team Can Help You Fight These DWI Penalties
It can be difficult to fight back after an arrest without the support of a lawyer familiar with state and local laws. It’s important to fight back with a strong defense, as the consequences of conviction are severe. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) guidelines cite the following penalties for DWI conviction:
- First DWI offense – up to 6 months of jail time and up to $2,000 in fines
- Second DWI offense – up to a year of jail time and up to $4,000 in fines
- Third DWI offense – up to 10 years of prison time and up to $10,000 in fines
In addition to these penalties, specific circumstances of your arrest can lead to sentence enhancements that increase the penalties you face. For example, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 or higher increases the charges you face from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor. Having an open container of alcohol in your car at the time of arrest results in a similar increase in charges.
If you were involved in an accident that led to your DWI that led to an accident, the law does not allow you to have your record sealed. That consequence, alone, can severely impact your future. When our team represents you, we help you fight to avoid conviction and this permanent stain.
We Also Help You Mitigate These DWI Consequences
The criminal and financial penalties you face if convicted are not the only consequences of a DWI. Incarceration and the aftermath of release from incarceration can create various challenges. You may also have to deal with:
- The loss of your driver’s license
- Compromised background checks
- Damage to your reputation
- Damage to your current and future career
- Increased insurance rates
A DWI conviction can also lead to a temporary loss of voting privileges and governmental financial aid when you are ready to explore higher education options. Our team may be able to help you avoid these penalties of conviction when we represent you. We can challenge the validity of your arrest, uncover any violation of your rights, and challenge the accuracy of the BAC testing equipment and results.
How We Challenge Your Arrest and Fight Back Against Conviction
Several factors could help us build a defense in your case. A lawyer from our team will explain the limits of the law, the state’s responsibility, and your rights. For example, law enforcement must have probable cause to pull you over. We can look for evidence to show that the officer did not have probable cause, which may allow us to argue for dismissal. We will also:
- Question if law enforcement read your rights
- Explore whether you were questioned without your lawyer
- Interview witnesses to your arrest
You are not alone in your fight for fairness and justice. If you were not read your rights in full or you were questioned after you requested a lawyer, our team has leverage to help challenge your arrest.
Types of DWI Cases We Can Handle
The law gives you the right to hire someone to defend you in Ennis. Our team can help if you are:
- A minor charged with DWI or DUI
- Facing a first or subsequent DWI offense
- Facing the loss of your driving privileges
We can also help if you have an upcoming administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing. Randall B. Isenberg is the lead attorney at our firm, and he has more than 30 years of experience in a career as a former prosecutor and as a state district judge. He brings this experience to each case, along with a team and resources to help our clients minimize the damage of arrest and avoid the penalties of conviction, if possible.
Results for Previous DWI Clients
We bring every tool and resource at our disposal to the fight for your freedom. We want to help limit the personal and professional damage you would otherwise face. Outcomes when representing previous clients include:
- Felony DWI offense reduced to a misdemeanor
- DWI with BAC of .13 reduced to obstruction
- Second DWI offense reduced to Class B
- DWI with BAC of .15 resulting in dismissal
This is only a partial sampling of results our team has achieved for previous clients. We will work as hard for you as we have for past clients with a shared goal of helping you get past an arrest and start rebuilding your life with minimal damage.
Let Our Team Help You Fight Back
If you or someone you love was arrested for DWI and you are worried about the penalties of possible conviction, our team can help ease your concerns. One arrest does not have to derail your future or keep you from exploring your educational or career goals.
Our criminal defense team can help you learn more about the advantages of hiring a DWI lawyer in Ennis to help you fight back, represent you in court, or negotiate a plea deal on your behalf. Get a free consultation and case review by calling the client intake team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today: (214) 696-9253.