Felony DWI Offenses
Typically, most DWI charges are treated as misdemeanors. A felony DWI charge is a very serious offense and the penalties are extensive. If you have been charged with a felony DWI, it is in your best interest to act quickly and hire a Houston DWI attorney. You need a lawyer working for you that is experienced and will aggressively fight to help ensure the best possible outcome of your case.
There are a number of reasons you could be charged with a felony DWI:
- 3rd (or more) DWI offense
- DWI with a child passenger under 15 years old
- Intoxication assault
- Intoxication manslaughter
At Chernoff Law, we use every resource available to build strong defenses against your charges, and our years of experience will be utilized to the fullest extent to assist you in this trying time.
Penalties for Felony DWI
If you are charged with a 3rd DWI, you could be fined up to $10,000 and jailed between 2 and 10 years. A DWI offense committed with a child under the age of 15 years in the vehicle is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000. You could face between 180 days to 2 years in jail. Intoxication assault refers to a DWI with injury. Should you cause serious bodily injury to another while operating a motor vehicle, you may be fined up to $10,000 and jailed between 2 and 10 years. If you are charged with intoxication manslaughter, the penalties include being jailed between 2 and 20 years, and a fine of up to $10,000.
The consequences of being charged with a felony DWI can dramatically affect the rest of your life. We at Chernoff Law feel it is important for you to have an attorney that will do everything they can to help you with this very complex and serious legal issue. There is no need to risk your future by hiring an inexperienced lawyer who is unfamiliar with all aspects of the law and is unsure of how to effectively defend you.