DWI – First Time Offenders
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Facing your first DWI charge can bring with it feelings of frustration, intimidation, and uncertainty. At the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez, we understand that people who face the criminal charge of DWI are often good people who have made one poor decision. Our San Antonio DWI attorneys work hard to see your reputation maintained.
Penalties for a DWI
Texas law takes DWI offenses very seriously, and it is important to know what penalties you may face if you are convicted. In a typical DWI conviction, you will face:
- License Suspension for 90 to 180 days
- Incarceration for 3 to 180 days
- Fines up to $2,000
- Annual payments of $1,000 for three years
- A misdemeanor on your record for 10 years
If your BAC was higher than .16% or a minor (under the age of 15) was present, the length of incarceration and fines increase significantly.
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The first step to take after a DWI arrest is to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing to contest your license suspension. If you do not request a hearing within 15 days, your license will suspended automatically forty days after your arrest.
Although fighting a DWI charge may seem daunting, you have options. It is possible to have the penalties reduced or to have the case against you dismissed or dropped by the state. You will need the guidance of an experienced San Antonio criminal defense lawyer to fight the charges brought against you. With a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, Attorney Jesse Hernandez has proven his ability to help good people fight terrible charges.