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DWI Penalties

Collin County Texas DWI Penalties Lawyer

Denton County DUI Fines & Fees Attorney

Everyday, people in Denton County and Collin County find themselves facing DWI charges and potentially very serious DWI penalties. When the prosecution informs defendants of the possible criminal penalties, many people get scared and accept a deal without consciously realizing the full effect of such an impulsive decision — a criminal conviction. That's right. Accepting a plea bargain is a conviction and it will remain on your criminal record for a lifetime.

The Law Office of Kimberly Griffin Tucker provides clients with information about the potential DWI penalties they could face. But unlike the prosecution, this information is not used as a scare tactic. We make this information available to answer your questions and to enable you to make an informed decision about your DWI defense.

  • First offense DWI: A DWI 1st is a class B misdemeanor and carries a range of punishment of up to 180 days in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.
  • Second offense DWI: A DWI 2nd is a class A misdemeanor and carries a range of punishment of up to 365 days in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.
  • Third offense DWI: A DWI 3rd is a third degree felony and carries the possibility of time in the penitentiary.

Aggravating Factors in Determining DWI Penalties

As penalties increase in severity for each repeat DWI offense, many other aggravating factors also increase the penalties under Texas DWI/DUI laws. For example, having a minor child under the age of 15 in the vehicle at the time of the DWI arrest can result in enhanced fines and jail time — raising fines up to $10,000 and jail time up to two years for DWI 1st. High BAC (BAC of .16 or above), breathalyzer refusal, DWI with an accident, and other circumstances may also increase the penalties.

In addition to DWI criminal penalties, a DWI conviction can result in various fees, court costs and other expenses. Learn more about the Hidden Costs of a DWI and DWI Conviction.

Hire a DWI Defense Lawyer Who Will Fight for You

Attorney Kimberly Griffin Tucker has extensive experience defending clients facing drunk driving charges in Texas. She is not the kind of attorney who will sit down with the prosecution and discuss plea options. She strongly believes that a conviction should be avoided at all costs — accepting a plea is accepting defeat and accepting a conviction.

Mrs. Tucker's drive to keep her clients' records clean has kept countless clients satisfied. The firm's results and testimonials from former DWI clients are a testament to the firm's success and to Mrs. Tucker's dedication to serving her clients.

DWI charges do not have to mean a permanent conviction on your record. Hire a criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to take your case to trial. Contact the Law Office of Kimberly Griffin Tucker for experienced and aggressive DWI defense representation in Texas.

Learn more about the Hidden Cost of a DWI and DWI Conviction.

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Kimberly Griffin Tucker, P.C.

3740 N. Josey Lane
Suite 213
Carrollton, TX 75007
Office: (972) 492-2889
Fax: (972) 421-1742

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The Law Office of Kimberly Griffin Tucker serves clients throughout Texas, including Plano, Denton, Lewisville, Frisco, Flower Mound, Corinth, Lake Dallas, Trophy Club, Keller, Aubrey, Pilot Point, Ponder, Krum, Little Elm, The Colony, Westlake, Highland Village, Farmers Branch, Irving, Dallas, Denton County, Dallas County, Dallas, and Collin County.

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