Multiple DUI Offenses in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth DUI Defense Lawyer
Being in a situation where you are facing first-time DWI charges is serious enough. But what happens when you already have one or more convictions for driving under the influence on your criminal record? Texas law provides for steep penalties for those who are convicted of second, third, fourth or subsequent DWI offenses. For example, a fourth DWI offense may be charged as a felony and a conviction may result in up to 3 years in state prison as well as permanent driver’s license suspension. Following are the potential penalties which may be imposed for a second or third DWI offense in Fort Worth, Texas (although specific penalties may vary depending upon the unique case):
Second DWI Offense: NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS IN JAIL CLASS A MISDEMEANOR
Third DWI Offense: NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS IN JAIL-THIRD DEGREE FELONY
Additionally, a driver convicted of multiple DUI offenses may face having an ignition interlock device installed in his or her vehicle. This device acts as a breath test machine and will not allow the vehicle to start unless a “clean” breath sample is provided. A multiple DWI offender may also face longer terms of DWI school or probation.
Talk to a Fort Worth DWI Attorney About Your Case!
Now more than ever, it is essential to talk to an attorney about your case. You may be facing years in prison. Immediate action is a necessity if you are to have the greatest opportunity of avoiding a conviction.
Contact Fort Worth DUI lawyer Ron Kovach today about your case.