The law is strict when it comes to charges relating to drinking and driving in Dallas and throughout Texas. In fact, lawmakers have recently introduced a bill which would require even those who are convicted for the first time of driving while intoxicated to have breathalyzers in their vehicles. Whether this becomes a law or not, it is obvious that charges relating to drinking and driving in Dallas will greatly impact your life whether you are a first time or repeat offender.
Cities such as Dallas and Fort Worth are known for their many public transportation options including Dallas’ fast growing light rail system, buses, trolleys and of course, shuttles and taxis. The problem with this is that sometimes, public transportation just won’t do. Being convicted of driving while intoxicated in Texas can have far-reaching consequences on the lives of you and your family.
Driving While Intoxicated or DWI first offenses are considered a Class B misdemeanor in Dallas and throughout Texas. A conviction can lead to fines up to $2,000, jail time from 72 hours to 6 months, loss of license for a time and community service. Second and third offenses increase fines, jail time, community service and possible substance abuse treatment in a facility. Factor in other issues such as open intox, assault or accidents which lead to injury or death and convictions can lead to prison time and fines of up to $10,000.
Driving While Intoxicated Attorney Dallas TX
Dorman Bell, LLP is an attorney located in Irving Texas. Less than 20 miles from Dallas, Dorman Bell, LLP caters to clients facing drinking and driving offenses in the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Accepting new clients, we invite you to find out how we can help you. Your future is important. If you are facing charges related to driving while intoxicated in Dallas, call Dorman Bell, LLP at 214.736.7168 or fill out the form below.