San Antonio Multiple DWI Lawyer

Get an Aggressive Defense Against Your Charges

When you are charged for a repeat DWI offense (or an offense of driving while intoxicated), you are facing an uphill battle. This is due to the fact that second or subsequent DWI charges, or multiple DWI, are punished more harshly than first-time DWI charges. Furthermore, prosecutors will usually try to use defendants' previous DWI histories against them, claiming that there is already an indication that the driver engages in this type of behavior.

Considering these facts, it is vital that you have a strong DWI defense attorney on your side to help you ensure that your rights are being properly protected. This is exactly what I offer at the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski. As a San Antonio DWI defense lawyer who has also served as a prosecutor, I provide my clients with highly competitive legal representation!

What are the penalties for repeat DWI offenses?

Here are the possible penalties that you could receive if you are convicted of a second or subsequent DWI offense in the state of Texas, according to the Texas Department of Transportation:

Second DWI

  • 30 days to 1 year of confinement in jail
  • Fine of up to $4,000
  • Annual fee for three years, for retaining license ($1,000, 1,500 or $2,000)
  • Loss of driving privileges for up to 2 years

Third or subsequent DWI (Felony)

  • 2 to 10 years of imprisonment
  • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Annual fee for three years, for retaining license ($1,000, 1,500 or $2,000)
  • Loss of driving privileges for up to 2 years

Drivers should also be aware that after a second or subsequent DWI conviction in a five-year period, the defendant can be ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her vehicle. It is also possible for penalties to be enhanced when the offense involves certain aggravating factors.

Contact the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski!

Once you hire me as your attorney, I can fight aggressively on your behalf for a positive outcome to your case, whether this is a dismissal of the charges, a verdict of "not guilty" or less severe sentencing. I have extensive experience trying cases, and I have a nearly perfect success rate!

Contact my San Antonio DWI firm so that I can help you build a strong defense!

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