Garland DWI Defense Lawyers
Obtain Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Representation in Garland, TX
Like the rest of Texas, Garland has increased the consequences and you shouldn’t try to face them on your own. Also note that DUIs and DWIs are considered the same in the eyes of the law – both involve a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or greater. And if you’re under 21, it’s illegal for you to drive with any traceable amount of alcohol in your system.
If you’re arrested for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or more commonly DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), you need to hire a skilled Garland DWI lawyer immediately. At Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, we understand what it takes to help you avoid serious penalties and get your life back on track.
Call (214) 855-7771 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
The Legal Process
Whether you failed the breathalyzer or blood test, or refused to take either one, you likely were booked into the Lew Sterrett Justice Center and then were arraigned at the Frank Crowley Courts Building. Don’t request a Garland public defender! Your livelihood, not to mention your freedom, depends on the quality of your legal representation—and one mistake shouldn’t define your entire life, personally or professionally.
Most of those arrested will consider a plea bargain, but in some cases your attorney will move forward to a hearing and then trial, either a jury trial with six or twelve jurors; or a bench trial that only involves a single Garland judge making the decision.
Texas DWI Penalties
A conviction of a DWI will result in a maximum 180-day jail sentence and/or a fine of no more than $2,000. Additionally, your driver’s license will be suspended for up to one year.
You may face additional penalties if any one of the following relates to your case:
- You are a repeat DWI offender
- There is an open container in your vehicle at the time of arrest
- You either caused an accident that resulted in serious injury or death or have a child passenger in the vehicle
Let Us Protect Your Rights & Future Today
Since our Garland DWI attorneys are former prosecutors, we have a thorough understanding of both sides of the courtroom to provide our clients with effective and personalized legal solutions. Do not hesitate to hire us to help you get through this trying time.
Contact us today for more information about our firm.