Will I Go to Jail for a DUI Conviction?
San Antonio DWI Defense Lawyer
One of your first thoughts after being arrested under suspicion of driving
while intoxicated is likely whether or not you will have to go to jail.
The answer will depend on the circumstances of your case.
Texas takes the offense of driving while intoxicated very seriously. If you are
charged with DWI, you should not hesitate to get the representation that our firm offers
to help you avoid time in jail. You are innocent until proven guilty and
my firm can help you aggressively fight your case. Contact Kerrisa Chelkowski
to pursue a positive case outcome.
Jail Time Penalties for DWI
First-offense DWI charges are classified as misdemeanors and can result
in a sentence of up to six months in jail. In most cases, the jail time
that you can face is as follows:
An individual can be charged with driving while intoxicated if found with
a 0.08% blood alcohol concentration while driving. If you are stopped
under suspicion of a DWI, you will want to
contact my firm to assess the defense techniques available.
Avoiding the Harsh Punishments in Texas
Even for just a first offense, you will be required to do time in jail.
For DWI charges with aggravating factors, the jail time will increase. For a first-time DWI with an open container of alcohol in the
vehicle, you can be faced with at least 6 days of jail time. In some case,
you can be given probation instead of jail time. To discuss your legal
options and obtain the defense you need, speak with my firm at once.
I have tried and
won many cases successfully!
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