If you are facing drunk driving charges, you need answers fast! In Texas, you only have 15 days to request a hearing on the issue, in writing, after receiving notice of suspension (generally received on the day of arrest). Otherwise, your license will automatically be suspended. The Rosales Law Firm has two El Paso DWI attorneys who are experienced and expedient and will move your case along quickly. They know and understand the law, and will listen to your case and give you the guidance you need during this stressful time.
If you are convicted of a DWI in Texas, there are a myriad of heavy penalties, including:
- Suspension or loss of license
- Increased insurance rates
- Community service
- Possible jail or prison time
- Alcohol assessment and treatment
- Vehicle immobilization or forfeiture
- Serious fines
- Possible job loss
- Permanent Criminal Record
I Got A DWI, Now What?
The first time you get a DWI, it will likely be a misdemeanor and not a felony. However, there are some circumstances that can cause first-time DWIs to be felonies. If someone is killed or injured as a result of you driving under the influence, that makes it a felony. If your license was restricted, suspended, or revoked before the incident, or if your BAC was especially high, that also constitutes a felony.
Usually, consequences for a DWI include a suspended license and/or a treatment program. Repercussions are often severe and can be far-reaching into the future. The best thing to do after being charged with a DWI is to enlist the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable DWI Defense Attorney.
Contact A Drunk Driving Defense Attorney In El Paso
Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense with serious consequences. The attorneys at the Rosales Law Firm will aggressively defend your rights if you are accused of alcohol-related offenses and will work to ensure the evidence against you is collected and preserved in a legal manner. If you or someone you care about has been charged with driving while intoxicated, call 915-219-5516 or contact us online.