Austin DWI Lawyer

You’ve most likely heard the phrase, “Drive sober or get pulled over.” This isn’t just a catchy slogan—it’s some of the sagest advice you’ll ever receive. If you get pulled over and charged with a DWI, or a Driving While Intoxicated charge, the ramifications can be pretty far-reaching. You will need help from a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

In Texas, you are legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. However, you’re technically breaking the law as soon as alcohol or any controlled substances start to affect your driving, boating, or flying abilities.

The penalties for DWI vary depending on how many times you’ve committed this offense. Let’s take a look at the penalties you can incur as a first-time, second-time, and third-time offender.

  • First Offense – First-time DWI offenders in Texas can face up to $2,000 in fines, 180 days in jail with three mandatory days upon conviction, and the loss of their driver’s license for up to a year.
  • Second Offense – Second-time DWI offenders in Texas can face up to $4,000 in fines, one month to a year in jail upon conviction, and the loss of their driver’s license for up to two years.
  • Third Offense – Third-time DWI offenders in Texas can face a maximum $10,000 fine, two to 10 years in prison, and the loss of their driver’s license for up to two years.

None of the fines mentioned above include an assessed state fine of either $3,000, $4,500, or $6,000 upon sentencing.

Naturally, the penalties get much more serious if there is a child in the car at the time of the offense. For drunk driving with a child passenger charges, you’ll be hit with an additional $10,000 fine, a child endangerment charge (if the child is under 15 years old), an additional 180 days on your license suspension, and a jail sentence of up to two years.

Last but not least, the state forbids the carrying of an open container in your vehicle whether you’re intoxicated or not.

In the wake of a DWI charge, you’ll need effective legal counsel who can help you fight for a fair sentence. Our Austin DWI lawyers provide residents with fierce legal representation and a guiding hand throughout DWI proceedings.

Why Choose Kimbrough Legal, PLLC?

  • Modern Law Firm – Our firm uses the latest technology to serve our clients. Clients can access the online portal to review their files any time of the day and night and connect with the firm via text message if desired.
  • Numerous 5-star Reviews – We have accumulated dozens of 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other websites. Also, Tychanika (Tycha) Kimbrough has a “Superb” rating on the legal website Avvo.
  • Community Focused – Our managing attorney, Tycha Kimbrough, provides various community services and pro bono work, including advocating for marginalized individuals, mentoring people, and volunteering with legal organizations.
  • By Your Side Every Step of the Way – We know that criminal and family law matters can be complex and confusing for clients, so we make the process as clear and simple as possible. Our team is available and communicative and guides clients through each step of the process.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.


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