Call Houston DWI Lawyer Clyde W. Burleson at ☎ 713-628-1503 For a Free Consultation
Houston DWI Lawyer Clyde W. Burleson is a former Assistant District Attorney and chief prosecutor for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). He is a expert in all aspects of alcohol-related law. He’s taken the same training courses police agencies require of their officers. Most importantly, Mr. Burleson has successfully tried – not simply pleaded out – hundreds of DWI cases. Call today to ensure your rights are protected!
WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A HOUSTON DWI LAWYER TODAY?
1. You Only Have 15 Days To Save Your License by Requesting An ALR Hearing.
You have 15 days to stop license revocation by requesting an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing. The ALR hearing may be the most important part of your DWI defense. An arrest for DWI does not automatically mean your license is suspended.
2. The Choices You Make Today Will Affect the Rest of Your Life.
You face a number of penalties, including jail time. Moreover, your problems get more punitive, complicated and expensive if this is not your first DWI. As a result, you need to consult a Houston DWI lawyer for an expert opinion. A DWI conviction can stay on your criminal record for life. Don’t let a mistake ruin your future.
3. A Proven Houston DWI Lawyer > Overworked Public Defender.
DWI charges require a proven Houston DWI lawyer. Do not leave anything to chance or in the hands of an overworked public defender. DWI is a serious crime and a conviction comes with harsh penalties. A DWI defense must include elements that only an experienced DWI lawyer will know.
4. The Penalties For A DWI In Houston Are Severe.
Texas doesn’t play around when it comes to penalties for DWI, with fines up to $10,000 and up to 10 years in jail for extreme offenders. However, the state isn’t kind to first time offenders either.
- First DWI conviction is Class B Misdemeanor with penalties up to $5,000 in fines, 6 months in county jail and license suspension of 1 year. If your BAC is over .15, fines can reach $10,000 and jail time may be as long as 1 year.
- Second DWI conviction is Class A Misdemeanor with penalties up to $8,500 in fines, 1 year in county jail and license suspension of 1 year. If your BAC is over .15, fines can reach $10,000.
- Third DWI conviction is a 3rd degree felony with penalties up to $10,000 in fines, 10 years in the Texas department of Corrections (prison) and license suspension of 2 years.
- Fourth DWI conviction is a 2nd degree felony with penalties up to $20,000 in fines and 20 years in the Texas department of Corrections (prison).
- DWI with Child Passenger – The driver was transporting a child under 15. Penalties for DWI get more severe Additionally, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services may remove the child.
- Intoxication Assault – Causing an injury that results in permanent disfigurement or loss of function.
- Intoxication Manslaughter – The drivers actions accidentally caused the death of another person
- Enhanced Offenses – If the victim of intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter is a firefighter, EMT, peace officer or judge, the charge can be elevated to a 1st degree felony.
The Law Offices of Clyde W. Burleson, P.C. 1533 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006