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Texas DWI Penalties

Avoid Maximum Penalties with Our Ellis County DWI Attorneys

In the face of DWI charges, it is important to make sure your rights are protected so you have the best opportunity at avoiding maximum penalties, which may be severe. Ellis County DWI lawyer Robin McCarty can use his experience as a former police officer and prosecutor to give you a fighting chance at avoiding imprisonment, fines, and other penalties – or even securing an acquittal or outright dismissal of your charges.

At McCarty-Larson, PLLC, not only do we help you navigate your charges, but we prepare you for any potential outcome through straightforward, honest counsel. In particular, we can make you aware of the potential consequences for your DWI charges, should you be convicted. During your free case evaluation, we can explain the charges that apply to your particular situation.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the following penalties may apply for DWI offenses in Texas:

  • First DWI Offense
    • 3 to 180 days in county jail
    • Fine of up to $2,000
    • License revocation for up to 1 year
  • Second DWI Offense
    • 1 month to 1 year in county jail
    • Fine of up to $4,000
    • License revocation for up to 2 years
  • Third DWI Offense
    • 2 to 10 years in state prison
    • Fine of up to $10,000
    • License revocation for up to 2 years
  • Intoxication Assault
    • 2 to 10 years in state prison
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
    • 2 to 20 years in state prison
    • Fine of up to $10,000

Additionally, a driver will face increased auto insurance costs and a $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000 fee annually to retain his or her driver’s license. A driver with 2 or more DWI convictions must also install, at his or her own expense, an ignition interlock device that will not allow a vehicle to start without an alcohol-free breath sample.

Find out what you’re up against and how we can help. Call (972) 843-7456 for a free consultation.

Gain the Advantage Through Knowledgeable, Experienced Counsel

When you work with Ellis County DWI lawyer Robin McCarty, our team will fight to help you achieve either reduced sentences or dismissed charges. As a former police officer and prosecuting attorney, Attorney McCarty brings a specific and unique perspective to every case. He is intimately familiar with the system and can help you to work with and through it.

At McCarty-Larson, PLLC, we prioritize client education. We want you to know your options, to understand the court process, and to have a healthy balance of hope and realistic expectations for your case outcome. Intelligent legal counsel should be easy for you to retain. We make sure to be readily accessible to our clients, especially when addressing your concerns regarding your charges and potential DWI penalties.

Call our team at (972) 843-7456 to learn more.

More than Qualified to Handle Your Case

What Sets McCarty-Larson, PLLC Apart?
  • Veteran Police Officer

    Our founding attorney has a professional background in law enforcement, equipping us with invaluable insight for your defense case.

  • Proven Track Record

    Through rigorous experience and seasoned legal abilities, our firm knows what it takes to reach a favorable outcome for your case.

  • Small Firm, Big Results

    You do not have to retain legal counsel from a big-city attorney for top-notch representation. Our firm serves clients throughout Texas.

  • Father of Four

    Our founding attorney knows how much of a toll legal issues can take on a family. For that reason, we do what it takes to protect our clients' best intersts.