When a person is charged with a felony DWI in Austin, all of the severity of a misdemeanor DWI is compounded. There are a few different ways that someone can be charged with a felony DWI. The first is if he or she is driving under the influence with a child under the age of 14. Punishment for this kind of offense is up to two years of jail time and up to five years of probation. In these types of cases, an ideal result is usually reduced charge to a misdemeanor or, in an ideal situation, an outright dismissal. The second way to be charged with a felony DWI is if he or she has had two prior DWI convictions. This is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or 10 years of probation.
In addition, injuring someone while intoxicated is referred to as intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter. These are extremely serious offenses that can put your very liberty in jeopardy. As such, it is absolutely crucial to partner with the strongest legal team you can find.
Lawyer For 2nd Or 3rd DWI Offense In Travis County
Because our team has worked on more than 12,000 criminal cases in Austin, more than 2,000 of which have been DWI, there is no DWI case too complex or serious for our approach. We will take the expertise that we have honed in more than 30 years of practice to vigorously defend you and your rights.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Austin felony DWI attorneys at Granger and Mueller PC, call 512-474-9999 or email the firm.