What to expect if convicted of DWI
A DWI conviction has very serious consequences. You may not have been in trouble with the law before, but if you are convicted for a first offense, you may receive a fine up to $2,000 and/or the possibility of serving jail time from 3 days to 180 days. Your driver's license may be suspended for up to 365 days. A first offense DWI conviction is considered a "Class B Misdemeanor."
If you are convicted of DWI and the prosecutor proves that you had an open container of alcohol in your possession while driving, you will face a minimum term of confinement of six days.
The penalties are more severe you are convicted of a second or third offense, or if you killed someone while driving under the influence of alcohol. For more information, visit our "types of DWI charges" section of the website.
How our DWI law firm can help
At Joseph LaBella & Associates, we can protect your legal rights if you are facing the prospect of a DWI conviction. Attorney LaBella, who has more than 20 years of experience defending people arrested for DWI, can help you fight your charges.
For a free case review, call 1-800-395-5951. Choose an experienced and aggressive DWI attorney in Houston Area.