DWI with a Child Passenger
Houston DWI Defense Attorney
Being arrested for
driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious situation under any circumstances, but if there was a
child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, you may face felony charges and a
conviction which would follow you for life. We believe that everyone makes
mistakes, and you deserve a second chance. A DWI defense attorney can
stand by you as the case progresses, from representing you in an
ALR hearing to contest your driver's license suspension, to fighting to have the
charges against you dropped or reduced.
A Houston DWI lawyer at our firm may be able to help you seek a positive
result to your case, even if the odds seem stacked against you. We fight
tirelessly for our clients.
Penalties for Child Endangerment Involving Substance Abuse
A felony can fall under five different classifications: state jail, third-degree,
second-degree, first-degree, and capital. The circumstances of the offender's
charges will determine their final sentence, so contact a criminal defense
attorney if you are facing charges so you can discuss your case and determine
what penalties you may face if convicted. These are the penalties for
each degree of felony:
State Jail Felony: One hundred days to two years in a state jail and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
Third Degree: Two to 10 years in a state prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines
Second Degree: Two to 20 years in a state prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines
First Degree: Five to 99 years in a state prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines
Capital: Death penalty or life in prison without parole
Don't take chances if you have been accused of DWI with a child passenger.
Should you be convicted for a crime you are not guilty of committing,
you may end up paying high fines and spending years of your life in jail
or prison. Prevent this by getting legal help today.
Retain an Aggressive Defense from The Martinez Law Firm
With our experience prosecuting cases similar to yours, we know how the
District Attorney is likely to go about seeking your conviction. We can
use this knowledge to craft a defense to help you fight to avoid incurring
penalties which are capable of disrupting every area of your life. These cases are
complex, but we are prepared to provide competent counsel.
Your attorney will study every aspect of the
evidence against you, from the
field sobriety tests and the
breath and blood tests to the grounds the police officer gave for pulling you over, to find any
weaknesses which can be exploited to your advantage. We understand how
important it is for you to achieve a favorable outcome to this situation,
and are ready to begin helping you.
Contact a Houston DWI attorney at The Martinez Law Firm today for a free consultation!