Upon conviction for drunk driving, you could spend months, years, or even decades behind bars. Additionally, you must pay thousands of dollars in fines. You will lose your license for as long as two years and potentially serve probation and perform community service. Worse, you will have a permanent, public criminal record.
For help, talk to a DWI lawyer at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg. We can help you fight for justice. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation and case review, call 214-696-9253 now.
Potential Penalties of Frisco DWI Charges
Depending on the circumstances of your drunk driving arrest, you could face criminal charges ranging from a Class B misdemeanor to a first-degree felony.
The potential penalties for each classification of charges are as follows:
Class B Misdemeanor – up to six months in jail, $2,000 fine, one-year suspension of your driver’s license
Class A Misdemeanor – up to one year in jail, $4,000 fine, two-year suspension of your driver’s license
Third-Degree Felony – two to 10 years in prison, $10,000 fine, two-year suspension of your driver’s license
Second-Degree Felony – two to 20 years in prison, $10,000 fine, two-year suspension of your driver’s license
First-Degree Felony – up to 99 years in prison, $10,000 fine, two-year suspension of your driver’s license
Your conviction will become a permanent, public criminal record. This can significantly affect your ability to secure housing, find employment, get into college, or obtain a professional license.
The court may compel you to perform community service, install an ignition lock on your vehicles, serve supervised probation, and attend alcohol treatment or even rehab.
To get your driver’s license back after your suspension, you must pay a fee of up to $2,000 per year for three years.
Turn to a DWI Lawyer in Frisco, TX for Help
The DWI lawyers at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg understand how serious your situation is and how important it is to fight the charges pending against you. We fight to defend your legal rights, standing by your side throughout the process.
Our services to you include:
Investigating and Documenting Your Case
We put our resources to work on your case, investigating and documenting every detail. Our comprehensive investigation seeks to identify all potential problems with your case, including violations of your legal rights and errors made during your arrest and processing.
Identifying Legal Defense Strategies
Our legal team will analyze the details of your case, based on our investigation. Using this information, we will develop appropriate legal strategies for your defense.
Negotiating With the Prosecutor
Our primary goal is to get your DWI charges reduced or dropped. Based on our investigation, we negotiate with the prosecutor and, if appropriate, file legal motions to have evidence disallowed in your case. If we cannot negotiate an acceptable deal with the prosecution, we prepare your defense for court.
Handling the DMV License Suspension Hearing
In addition to managing the criminal aspect of your case, we also represent you for the driver’s license suspension procedure. This allows us to make a legal argument against license suspension and, through evidence obtained in this process, potentially strengthen your criminal defense.
Potential DWI Legal Defense Strategies
Our legal team will identify appropriate defense strategies based on the facts and evidence of your case. However, some of the most effective strategies we use are as follows:
Lack of reasonable suspicion – the police must have reasonable suspicion before pulling you over. This means they must reasonably suspect you committed a crime. If officers did not have reasonable suspicion, the traffic stop may have been illegal.
Lack of probable cause – the police must determine that you were legally intoxicated at the time of your traffic stop. If officers fail to establish probable cause for your arrest, we may successfully have breath or blood testing evidence declared inadmissible in court.
Improper chemical testing – chemical testing for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) must follow prescribed procedures and meet established guidelines. If testing in your case did not meet the established standards, we may successfully challenge the accuracy of test results.
Inaccurate BAC results – depending on whether the police subjected you to blood or breath testing for BAC, we may have grounds to challenge the accuracy of the results. For example, breathalyzer testing can produce inaccurate results if you take certain medications or consume certain substances.
Consult a DWI lawyer before providing any statements or agreeing to a plea bargain offer even if it seems like the prosecutor may have persuasive evidence against you.
If the prosecutor agrees to waive or reduce your jail sentence, you will still have to pay the fines and serve any other penalties the court imposes (probation, community service, etc.). And you will still have a permanent criminal record, along with all the implications it carries.
Choosing a DWI Lawyer in Frisco TX
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg provides aggressive DWI defense for clients facing drunk driving charges in Frisco.
Randall Isenberg has more than three decades of experience, as a judge, felony prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney. We put that knowledge and insight to work on your behalf, helping us build the most robust, most persuasive defense possible.
Attorney Isenberg has earned a variety of designations, which include:
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization Criminal Defense Certification
- National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Criminal Defense Advocate
- Named one of Texas Monthly Magazine’s “Top Texas Lawyers” and “Texas Super Lawyers”
- Listed as one of Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Do not trust your future and your freedom to chance. The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg will work tirelessly on your behalf, using our experience, insight, and proven legal defense strategies.
Free Consultation for Frisco DWI Charges
Take advantage of the free consultation and case review offered by the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg. We will help you understand that serious charges you face and help you choose the best option for you.
Call us now at 214-696-9253 to get started.