Second DWI in Dallas, TX
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DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated and is a serious offense in Texas. It is also known as DUI or OUI and can lead to severe penalties and steep fines. A first DUI offense can result in serious consequences, but when you already have a DUI conviction on your record, the results will be even steeper. Because statistically most deadly DWI accidents are caused by repeat drunk drivers, lawmakers look to crackdown on anyone arrested for DUI who has previously been convicted.
If you have been arrested for DWI, it is vital that you contact an experienced Dallas defense attorney right away. The professionals at The Wilder Firm are here to defend you.
Understanding the DWI Charges
A second DWI offense, even if you had a BAC slightly over the legal limit, is always more serious than a first time DWI offense. 2nd time offenders can expect to more jail time and probation, steeper fines and greater long term consequences. If you are stopped by police while driving in Texas and evaluated for DWI, you will be charged if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is over the legal limit of .08%.
If you are under the legal drinking age of 21, you can be charged for drinking and driving if you have any amount of alcohol in your system. You can be arrested for driving while intoxicated by drugs as well. Any type of DWI charge that occurs after you have previously been convicted of a DWI is a serious offense. Make sure you contact a Dallas DUI attorney right away.
Penalties 2nd DWI in Texas
A 2nd DWI offense in Texas can lead to consequences that are even harsher than your first offense. For every prior conviction on your record, your sentence will be stricter. That is why it is vital for you to contact a Dallas DWI attorney to defend you. A second Dallas DWI conviction can result in fines up to $4,000, from 1 month to 1 year of jail time, up to 2 years of license suspension, a surcharge for keeping your license, DWI education and more.
You could have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) which forces you to test your BAC level before starting your car and periodically while driving. All of these penalties are severe so make sure that you hire an experienced legal professional to help you.
Let The Wilder Firm Fight for You
The Dallas DWI attorneys at The Wilder Firm are dedicated to not only helping you with your case, but assisting you in your fight. We have an in depth understanding of Texas DWI law and what it takes to beat charges. The main evidence in most DWI cases is sobriety test results. There are many circumstances that can lead to sobriety test results being flawed.
Our attorneys will work to expose these flaws and challenge the validity of your arrest. If you or a family member have been arrested for a second DWI in Texas, call our Dallas DWI attorneys. We have the experienced and the skills necessary to get you the results that you dream of.
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