DWI and other intoxication-related offenses are the type of allegations that anyone can find themselves facing. The laws regarding intoxication-related offenses such as DWI, DUI and Intoxication Manslaughter are extremely complicated. Depending on the outcome of the case, you could face time in jail or prison, fines, court costs, probation and probation fees, surcharges on his driver’s license, the loss of driving privileges — not to mention a conviction for committing a crime (in some cases, a felony).
DWI Conviction Range of Punishment:
DWI Conviction Driver License Surcharges:
The consequences of a conviction can be severe and long-lasting. Contact us and let us assist you and ensure that your rights are protected.
Driver’s License Suspension
Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
DPS will automatically suspend your license on the 41st day after a DWI arrest with a refusal or a result over 0.08, unless you request a hearing challenging the attempted suspension within 15 days after the arrest.
There are two important reasons to request an ALR hearing. First, DPS may fail to prove its case, in which case you keep your license until the resolution of the criminal case. Second, you get a preview of the State’s criminal case, including discovery of the police officer’s reason for the arrest.
Exercising your right to an ALR hearing is time-sensitive; therefore contact us immediately so that we can ensure your right and privilege to drive are protected.
Occupational Driver’s License (ODL)
If you drive while your license is suspended, you may be charged with the offense of Driving While License Invalid. Additionally, if you violate the conditions of an ODL, you could be charged with the offense of Violation of Occupational Driver’s License. If you are charged with Driving While License Invalid or Violation of Occupational Driver’s License, you could face jail time, fines, court costs, probation fees, and additional driver’s license suspensions and surcharges.
If you are in need of an Occupational Driver’s License, please contact us so that we can assist you in minimizing the disruption to your daily life caused by an inability to drive.