During my experience as a DWI attorney in Houston, I’ve come to notice that most folks who are arrested for drunk driving have never been in trouble a day in their life. If you’ve been arrested for a DWI in Houston then the first thing you’ll want to get familiar with are the potential consequences if you’re convicted, if there is a way out, and/or a way to beat the charge.
Attorney Christian Capitaine Can Help.
Penalties for 1st DWI convictions include a potential jail sentence that can last anywhere from 72 hours to 180 days, fines of up to 2,000.00, and the revocation of your driving privileges for a period of 90 days to 1 year.
As far as having to serve a jail sentence for a 1st offense DWI if convicted, being sentenced to a jail term is rare on 1st offenses, and if the court appears to be leaning in this direction, we may able to keep you out of jail by opting to pay a fine, or by accepting probation.
However, prior to making any deals with the State of Texas, we’ll have to put the case through a rigorous examination to see if your rights were violated, and to see if the police have sufficient evidence to substantiate their allegations.
Attorney Christian Capitaine fights for his clients!
LOSS OF DRIVERS LICENSE
One of the main and most immediate penalties for persons charged with DWI is the suspension of the Texas Drivers License.
Once charged with DWI, we’ll have roughly 15 days to challenge the suspension of your Texas Drivers License by requesting a ALR hearing before the deadline. Even if you have not been formally convicted of DWI, your Texas Drivers License could be suspended prior to your first court date. This situation can be avoided depending on how quickly you retain legal representation for your case.
The procedure to suspend your drivers license, Automatic License Revocation, is automatic and must be countered immediately.
Keeping Your Record Clean
Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to keep the record of the arrest off your background or have the record expunged if you were convicted. Ask me more about criminal record sealing. For more information, contact the Capitaine Law Firm.
If you need the help of an experienced Texas lawyer with regard to criminal charges related to DWI, contact attorney Christian Capitaine immediately.