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First Time DWI Charges

Houston DWI Lawyer

Being charged with a first time DWI offense can be frightening and confusing. Despite your anxieties after a DWI charge, it is very important to educate yourself about the DWI penalties you might face and the steps you will be required to take. After being charged with DWI, you will go through a DPS hearing and a separate criminal trial. Criminal penalties vary depending on the circumstances of your case, including whether anyone was injured, whether there was an open container in your vehicle, and your blood alcohol level. Penalties can include fines and jail time. If you are facing a first time DWI charge, contacting a Houston DWI attorney right away could be one of the smartest decisions you will ever make.

In addition to potential fines and jail time, first time DWI offenders are required to complete a 12 hour DWI Education Program within 180 days of when probation was granted. If the offender fails to do so, he or she may have his or her license revoked.

First arrest for DWI?

If you are facing a first time DWI or DWI charge, having a dependable and compassionate team of DWI lawyers on your side is imperative. At the firm of Chernoff Law, we will use our considerable knowledge of Texas DWI law to obtain the most favorable outcome for you. We will work tirelessly to research all aspects of your case so that judges are aware of important details that might help reduce harsh penalties or even have your first time offense expunged from your permanent record. With a partner who has been board certified in criminal law, we have the confidence and experience necessary to serve you. We know that sometimes people make mistakes, but we believe everyone deserves great advice and representation no matter the circumstances of their case. Let us help you today.