Can I go to Jail for a DWI?

Posted By The Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski || 7-Mar-2014

If you have been arrested for a suspected DWI, you may be wondering whether you could be sent to jail as part of the terms of your sentence. The answer is yes, even a first-time DWI offender could be required to serve between 3 and 180 days in jail if he or she is convicted. In cases where an accident was caused as a result of an individual driving while intoxicated and other people sustained serious injury or death, additional charges and harsher penalties will apply.

To improve your chances of being able to avoid conviction, you are going to need a skilled San Antonio criminal defense attorney fighting on your behalf. There are ways to successfully fight DWI charges. Admitting guilt or attempting to take responsibility for your actions, without first seeking legal counsel, is not recommended. You could end up making statements or agreeing to a plea bargain that would result in you serving jail time and ending up with a criminal record, rather than being free of all charges. The key is having an attorney who is committed to doing everything possible to provide you with a solid defense strategy geared at getting the charges against you reduced, dismissed or acquitted at trial.

Call our firm first!

I, Kerrisa Chelkowski, am an experienced criminal defense attorney who has more than a decade worth of legal experience. I personally represent each of the cases my firm takes on and I have an extremely high rate of success. Defending clients against the charges they face is what I do best. In recognition of my hard work and commitment to protecting my clients' rights, I have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Starsâ„  list for 5 consecutive years between 2009-2013 and I have earned a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo.

If you have been arrested for DWI, keep in mind that you are innocent until proven guilty, regardless of the so-called evidence that has been gathered against you. Call my firm now so that I can advise you of your rights and take immediate action in your defense.

Categories: Criminal Defense, DWI

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