First Time DWI/DUI Defense in Dallas
Fighting the Prosecution, Minimizing Charges & Penalties
If you have received a first time DWI in Dallas, it can be a scary and overwhelming time. Texas takes drunk driving very seriously, so you could be facing a number of penalties. However, many individuals find themselves facing unfair DWI charges when they may in fact be innocent. That is why it is especially important to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side as you navigate your case.
At Knight Law Office, we believe you have the right to be protected and defended from unfair charges. Our Dallas criminal defense attorneys provide aggressive legal representation, helping you seek the best resolution possible for your situation.
How A First Time DWI Works
Everyone in the State of Texas is expected to drive well-rested and level-headed. There are legal limits and certain matters concerning consent that everyone must also follow, minors being special cases.
These legal understandings are as follows:
- Drivers under the age of 21: can receive a DWI with a BAC of more than .02%
- Drivers over the age of 21: can receive a DWI for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher.
- Texas law also states that any individual driving a vehicle has already given consent to a chemical test to determine their BAC. Drivers who refuse to submit to chemical testing can lose their license for up to 180 days.
Although police should determine the BAC of drivers when they are pulled over or otherwise stopped, criminal prosecutors can still prove drivers are guilty of a DWI if their BAC was taken at a later time. First time DWI offenders can face a minimum of three days of jail time, suspension of their license, fines, and other punishments.
Securing Your Experienced Legal Defense
If you are facing a first time DUI/DWI conviction, you need an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney to help you understand your options. Many first-time DWIs involve chemical testing errors and other misinformation. You must remember you are innocent until proven guilty.
Our team of seasoned lawyers has experience on both sides of the criminal courtroom and can offer one-on-one attention as we work to get the most favorable results possible in your case. Working with Knight Law Office means choosing a qualified defense attorney who may be able to make a difference for your future.
We are available 24/7 to discuss the details of your situation – contact us today.