If you are charged with a felony driving while intoxicated (DWI), then you may face a wide range of legal consequences and penalties that are greater than a first-time DWI offense.
A sentence may include extended prison time, thousands of dollars in fines, permanent suspension of your license, or a permanent felony record.
If this happened to you, you do not need to face these charges alone. A Plano felony DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg may be able to help you with your case. We provide legal services for clients in Plano DWI-related cases.
Call our law office today at (214) 696-9253 for a free, no-obligation case review with a member of our team.
Felony DWI in the State of Texas
The following charges may qualify as a felony DWI:
- Drunk driving that results in injury or fatality
- Intoxication manslaughter
- Using a vehicle as a deadly weapon (intentional)
- Repeat DWI/DUI offenses
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Driving with a high blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
- Driving drunk with children in the vehicle
Regardless of your situation, if you were charged with a felony DWI, a Plano felony DWI lawyer may be able to defend your case. The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg works with defendants who are either trying to establish innocence or want their charges reduced or dismissed. Call us to discuss your case.
Penalties for a Felony DWI in Texas
Since felony DWIs can include bodily harm, multiple offenses, or driving with a suspended license, the penalties can vary depending on the case. In Texas, penalties may include:
A Prison Sentence
The average sentence for a felony DWI is 2 to 10 years. The court may impose a sentence of up to 20 years through life if the DWI resulted in injury or fatality. The minimum prison sentence, regardless of the crime, is typically 10 days.
Fines and Fees
The average fine for multiple DWI offenses is $10,000 to $15,000. If the offense resulted in bodily injury, the fine could be much higher. In addition, you may pay various court fees, public defender fees, counseling fees, interlocking device costs, and a license renewal charge of $2,000 per year for three years.
Driver’s License Suspension
How long your driver’s license is suspended depends on the nature of the offense. If you have up to five DWI convictions, your license could be suspended from two years to life. To get your license back, you may have to complete other penalties or wait until your suspension is up.
The more severe your DWI, the more severe the penalties may be. You may have to perform hundreds of hours of community service, lose your vehicle, or complete a mandatory alcohol addiction treatment program.
Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 for a free case review. We may be able to defend you against felony DWI charges.
Fighting a Felony DWI Charge
When you are charged with a felony DWI, you have rights. There may be options for defending your case.
When we represent you, the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can help you put together a legal strategy that may include:
- Analyzing the police arrest, police report, and BAC test to find discrepancies
- Investigating your case and gathering evidence in your defense
- Preparing a defense against the prosecution
- Providing legal counsel throughout the litigation
- Advocating on your behalf
We can look at how your case was handled by those involved. We may be able to work with the courts to attempt to get your case dismissed or your charges reduced.
Options When Facing a Felony DWI Charge
A Plano felony DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can work closely with you to help you make decisions based on your options. In a felony DWI case, your choices may include:
If you are innocent of the charges brought against you, then our legal team can get to work to build a defense and plead your case. We can challenge the prosecution’s charges and advocate for you to get a fair trial.
If you want to strike a plea deal, we can petition the prosecuting attorney or the courts to work out a mutually agreed-upon arrangement. Our goal will be to reduce the charges.
Dismiss the Charges
There are circumstances in which we may be able to have your charges dismisses. For instance, if law enforcement or the prosecution mishandled the case, the judge may have the charges thrown out.
Plead Guilty With No Conditions
You may also choose to plead guilty to the charges as is.
When it comes to your case, you deserve to know what all of your options are. Our law firm will make sure that you understand all of your legal options in your Plano felony DWI case.
A Plano Felony DWI Lawyer In Your Corner
If you have been charged with a felony DWI, a Plano felony DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg may be able to help defend you.
Call our firm today at (214) 696-9253 for a free case assessment. We can answer your questions, discuss your case, and may be able to represent you in court.