Driving While Intoxicated
There has been considerable public pressure for law enforcement to crack down on incidents of drunk driving for a long time now. That being said, it should not come as a surprise that officers and prosecutorial teams can be somewhat overzealous in their enforcement of the law. However, you will need to do everything you can to protect yourself if you are arrested and prosecuted on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. At The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys understand just how much will be at stake for you in the coming legal process, and our firm can develop a comprehensive legal defense to help you aggressively challenge the case that has been brought against you. As frightening as all of this probably is, you need to remember that you will still have every opportunity to defend yourself both in and out of court.
Defending against DWI Charges
The penalties that can be handed down in a DWI conviction do have the power to affect almost every aspect of your life, and the potential consequences only become more serious after the first offense. If the prosecution is allowed to secure a conviction against you on even a first offense, the court may choose to punish you, absent any enhancement applications, with any of the following:
- Anywhere from 3 to 180 days of jail time
- Revocation of your license for up to a year
- Annual fees of up to $2,000 for three years just to keep your license
- One-time court fines of up to $2,000
Though the charges that have been filed against you are serious in nature, you need to remember that you will have the opportunity to retain legal representation to help you defend your rights and to protect your interests throughout the coming legal process.
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Consult with an Attorney
If you have been arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, you should speak with a defense attorney as soon as you are able. To speak with one of the DWI attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, about the particulars of your charges, please call our offices at (817) 335-9600 today.