Fort Worth DWI Defense Attorney
Trusted Fort Worth DWI Defense Lawyer
If you are facing drunk driving charges in Fort Worth or the surrounding
areas, you should hire a
criminal defense lawyer right away who is prepared to represent you. At the office of Jerry Loftin
& Associates, we are very familiar with the way that Texas law enforcement
officials and judges prosecute DWI cases.
We use our knowledge, resources, and more than 65 years of combined legal
experience to our clients' advantage. Our firm is dedicated to providing
aggressive legal representation to you when you have been arrested for
drinking and driving.
Texas Drunk Driving Penalties
We understand that you and your family may be feeling overwhelmed and stressed
out about the charges you are facing. The penalties of being convicted
for DWI are very serious, especially if there are other factors involved.
In most cases, the penalties are decided based on whether you have a prior
record of driving while intoxicated. Some of the penalties you can expect
to face include:
- Time in jail
- Suspension of your license
- Large fines
If you had a child in the vehicle at the time of the arrest or if you are
being accused of causing injury or death in an accident, the consequences
could be much more serious.
The penalties for DWI under the state law are:
- First time DWI: 72 hours to 180 days in prison, 90 day to 1 year license
suspension, and up to a $2,000 fine.
- Second time DWI: 30 days to 1 year in prison, 6 months to 2 year license
suspension, and up to a $4,000 fine.
- Third time DWI: 2 years to 10 years in jail, 6 months to 2 years license
suspension, and up to a $10,000 fine.
Exploring Effective Defense Strategies
Our Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers' goals are to gather all of
the necessary evidence from the time of the accident or arrest to use
in your defense. There are various defense tactics that may be able to
clear your name, including:
- Showing that the breathalyzer equipment was not properly calibrated
- Showing that your breath or blood test were not valid
- Using a number of other defense strategies
If we can prove that your rights were violated when you were pulled over,
we may be able to get the case dismissed. These are just a few examples
of the way our firm thinks to help protect your rights and your case.
We pay great attention to detail and are committed to doing whatever it
takes to achieve a positive outcome!
Contact our office today at (817) 591-7850 for a
free consultation if you need a Fort Worth DWI lawyer.