Getting the call that your child was arrested for a DWI was scary enough. Facing the criminal defense process could prove nothing short of terrifying. In a situation like this, you have legal options, and one of them includes partnering with a Kaufman underage DWI attorney.
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg has decades of experience navigating the criminal defense system and everything it entails. When we take your child’s case, we intend to secure the best possible outcome. We offer no-obligation case reviews where you can learn more.
Our Underage DWI Attorneys Combat These Criminal Charges
Texas has zero tolerance for minors driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Cops and the justice system won’t take it easy on your child. The consequences of a conviction can prove serious. Per the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), your child could face these consequences for a first-time DWI conviction:
- Fines. Your child could be fined up to $2,000.
- Jail. The court could order your child to spend 3 to 180 days in jail.
- Driver’s license suspension. Your child could lose their driving privileges for 90 days to a year. This could make it difficult for them to attend school, work, and uphold other obligations.
Even just one of these penalties could affect your child’s life for years to come. Your child’s life is just starting. A DWI conviction could make it feel like it’s ending. Yet, you don’t have to leave their future to chance. Instead, you can partner with our Kaufman underage DWI lawyers.
What Can a Kaufman Underage DWI Attorney Do for Me?
An attorney from our firm can manage your case’s many obligations, including:
- Taking over all communications: You shouldn’t have to manage a single case-related communication. Our lawyers can do that for you, managing all phone calls, text messages, and emails.
- Finding supporting evidence: We need evidence to prove your child’s innocence beyond a reasonable doubt. Supporting information could include eyewitness testimony, dash cam footage, and the results of any breath or blood tests.
- Crafting your case’s defense. There are many defenses that could work in your child’s favor. We consider the details of their arrest, the evidence we have, and your child’s criminal record when determining a suitable defense.
- Poking holes in the prosecution’s defense. The prosecution’s argument cannot leave any room for doubt. If so, the jury cannot ethically convict your child. We can look for contradictions in witnesses’ testimony, errors with paperwork, and other technicalities.
Examples of Defenses We Could Use in Your Kaufman Underage DWI Case
We want your child to walk away from the criminal defense system with their rights intact. We may employ one or more of the following defenses on their behalf:
They Weren’t Intoxicated
Your child cannot be convicted of an underage DWI if they were not intoxicated. We could use the results of a breathalyzer or blood test to assert that they were sober when the arrest happened. Sometimes, these tests yield false results. So, if possible, we may argue to have these details disregarded.
The Police Didn’t Conduct the Arrest Properly
The police must adhere to certain protocols when arresting people. They must:
- Have probable cause to pull someone over
- Read the arrestee their Miranda rights
- Refrain from using excessive force
- Document the incident properly
Violating even one of these obligations could invalidate certain details of your child’s arrest. If so, we could use that information when building their defense.
Your Child Possessed Alcohol But Was Not Intoxicated
Your minor child cannot possess alcohol. However, that doesn’t mean they were intoxicated or actively drinking. Possessing alcohol carries fewer penalties than an underage DWI. In that instance, your child could face:
- A $500 fine
- Driver’s license suspension for a maximum of 180 days
- 8 to 40 hours of community service
- Mandatory alcohol education classes
If possible, we can request to have your child’s charge changed from an underage DWI to possession of alcohol.
What Do Previous Clients Share About Our Kaufman Law Firm?
Our clients’ feedback is at the heart of everything we do. Just see what some have shared about our quality of service:
- “It absolutely fantastic, and I really appreciate that they took the time to not only be observant but professional, direct and honest regarding what they would seek and be able to do.” ––S.R.
- “The Isenberg team are truly an outstanding group of professionals. They were honest with me from the beginning about my case being a difficult case but, they were going to try their best. They absolutely did their best and more.” ––A.E.
- “I am 1 year and 9 months sober and have never felt better in my life. I recently read your letter of support that you wrote for me. It brought me to tears and gave me so much joy. You’re a motivator to me and the best way I can thank you is just continuing what I’ve been doing.” ––B.H.
We hope that at the conclusion of our partnership, you’ll feel the same way about our quality of service.
Learn More About Our Kaufman DWI Lawyers
If your child is facing an underage DWI conviction, consider hiring a Kaufman lawyer from our firm. Our lead attorney, Randy Isenberg, has over 30 years of criminal law experience, including experience as a former prosecutor and as a state district judge. So, he and his legal team know how to handle your case, the judge, the prosecution, and other related matters.
In a case review, we’ll explain what we can do for you. Contact us today to get started.