DWI WITH A CHILD PASSENGER
DWI Defense in Houston, TX
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 that 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 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 serious criminal penalties that 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.