Plano DWI Defense Attorneys
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If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Plano, you need to understand that getting charged is not the same as a conviction. You still have a chance to avoid serious criminal penalties by hiring a skilled lawyer to protect your rights and freedom.
At Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, our Plano DWI defense lawyers understand what it takes to either obtain a not-guilty verdict, get your case dismissed altogether, or get your charges/penalties reduced. As former prosecutors, they have a comprehensive understanding of both sides of the courtroom to give our clients an effective and unique defense strategy and obtain the best possible result in their cases.
Call (214) 855-7771 today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with our legal team.
DWI Laws in Texas
In Texas, you can get charged with DWI if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent—or .04 percent for commercial drivers—or higher, or if you lack the normal use of your physical and mental faculties by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. For drivers under 21 years of age, the state has a “zero tolerance” policy, which means any detectable amount of alcohol in their system can lead to a drunk driving arrest.
In addition, you can get charged with a DWI without driving. “Operating” is a broad term that includes actions that affect the functioning or enable the use of a vehicle.
A first-time DWI offense is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a jail term of up to 180 days, a maximum fine of up to $2,000, driver’s license suspension for up to one year. However, if your BAC is at least .15 percent—nearly double the legal limit—a first DWI will be a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail term of one year and a fine no exceeding $4,000.
Our firm handles the following types of DWI cases in Plano:
- Multiple DWI
- DWI with open container enhancement
- DWI with child passenger
- DWI that causes serious injury (intoxication assault)
- DWI that causes death (intoxication manslaughter)
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Our legal team can review your case, figure out your legal options, and help you avoid harsh criminal penalties. With more than 40 years of combined experience, many clients have relied on us to help them get the most favorable outcome in their cases.
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