Aggravated DWI Charges in Fort Worth
Learn More from a Fort Worth DWI Lawyer
While operating a vehicle of any kind with a blood-alcohol content of over
.08% (known as “driving while intoxicated”) is illegal in
Texas, there is a second level to this crime for extreme cases. Known
as an “aggravated DWI,” these instances are extremely dangerous
and carry heavy penalties with life-altering consequences.
If you have been arrested and charged with
DWI, it is important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. With
such huge penalties possibly being at risk, it is important to secure
a Fort Worth DWI attorney who can fight for your best interests in the
most optimal fashion. At
Jerry Loftin & Associates, we have many years defending those facing criminal accusations, and can
stand up for you when facing your prosecution in court.
Call Jerry Loftin & Associates today by dialing (817) 429-2000 and let us
evaluate your case completely free of charge!
What Is an Aggravated DWI?
In order for a DWI charge to be considered aggravated, the case must be
severe or cause extreme danger to another. Unlike a normal DWI, an aggravated
DWI is considered a felony charge, which will lead to a lasting permanent
criminal record with extensive consequences.
You can be charged with a felony aggravated DWI if:
- Your blood alcohol exceeds .15%
You are facing your
third DWI within the lookback period of both of the previous two
- You had a child under the age of 15 in your car at the time of the arrest
- You caused an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury
Aggravated DWI convictions will land you a minimum of six months in jail,
but the judge could also give you up to 20 years. You could also face
fines of close to $10,000, not including your legal fees, costs to install
an ignition interlock device, and more.
With so much at stake, it is vital that you
contact Jerry Loftin & Associates as soon as possible and let us represent
you against your charges in court!