DUI Fines And Fees Attorney
Every day, people in Denton and Collin counties 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 deals without consciously realizing the full effect of such impulsive decisions – a criminal conviction. That’s right. Accepting a plea bargain is accepting a conviction, and it will remain on your criminal record for a lifetime.
The team at The Law Office of Kimberly Griffin Tucker, P.C. provides clients with information about the potential DWI penalties they could face. The prosecution may use this information as a scare tactic, but attorney Kimberly Griffin Tucker makes it available so that you can get answers to your questions, enabling you to make informed decisions about your DWI defense. This information includes:
- 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 (.16 or above), breath test 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 cost of a DWI and DWI conviction.
Hire A DWI Defense Lawyer Who Will Fight For You
Mrs. 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 a conviction, which is accepting defeat.
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, P.C. for experienced and aggressive DWI defense representation in Texas.
If you are not a citizen of the United States, please be sure to let Mrs. Tucker’s office know.