Dallas Felony DWI Defense Lawyer
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Although a Texas DWI is often charged as a misdemeanor, there are several circumstances where a person can face a felony charge--even for a first-time offense. A felony DWI is punishable by fines worth tens of thousands of dollars, a lengthy driver’s license suspension period, and even imprisonment. To avoid serious criminal penalties, it is in your best interest to hire a skilled DWI defense lawyer immediately.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a felony DWI in Dallas, Scott H. Palmer, P.C. can protect your rights and freedom. Attorney Scott Palmer is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinguishment earned by only five percent of all lawyers in the state. For more than two decades, he has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases, including various DWI charges.
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How a DWI Becomes a Felony
While a first and second DWI offenses are misdemeanors, a third DWI offense is a felony. A conviction for a third DWI carries a maximum 10-year prison term, a fine no more than $10,000, driver’s license suspension for up to two years, and an annual fee of up to $2,000 to maintain your driver’s license.
The following are other types of felony DWI offenses in Texas:
- DWI with a child passenger - If your DWI arrest involved a child who is less than 15 years of age as your passenger, you could be charged with a state jail felony. A conviction results in a state jail sentence of up to two years and a maximum $10,000 fine.
- Intoxication assault - If your DWI arrest involved an accident that resulted in another person suffering a serious injury, it is considered a third-degree felony. This type of felony carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a maximum $10,000 fine.
- Intoxication manslaughter - If your DWI arrest involved an accident that resulted in another person’s death, it is considered a second-degree felony. This type of felony is punishable by a maximum 20-year prison term and a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Ready to Fight for Your Freedom Today
Due to the severity of the criminal penalties you face, our Dallas felony DWI defense attorney can help you either get your charges or penalties reduced or get your entire case dismissed. We can investigate your arrest, obtain and assess evidence, and develop an effective and personalized defense strategy to get the best possible outcome.
Call (214) 891-3382 to discuss your case with our legal team today.