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Will I Go to Jail for a DWI 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!

Find answers to other common DWI FAQ here, or contact us today.

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