The knowledgeable and experienced DWI defense attorneys at Parent Law will provide you with a zealous defense of your rights should you again be charged with a San Antonio DWI. We will leave no stone unturned to investigate all special circumstances including making sure that the police officer was properly trained, their equipment was functioning correctly and that the police acted in accordance with the law in making sure that your rights were not violated in any way. Unfortunately, being arrested for the third time and charged with DWI signals to prosecutors and judges that, despite the best efforts of the legal system, you have been unable to be rehabilitated and you may be charged with a felony.
In the state of Texas, a felony includes a serious, life-altering consequences such as limiting your ability to get a job, borrow money, or travel abroad. In addition, in accordance with Federal law, you will have to surrender any firearms in your possession. Being convicted of a third DWI is a felony of the third degree, and carries a penalty of two years minimum, up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine. In addition, you will lose your driver’s license for at least 6 months up to 2 years. If you are convicted of felony DWI you will receive a criminal record that will show up on the internet when potential employers, bank lenders, landlords and others perform routine background checks. It could also cost you an annual surcharge of up to $2000 per year to keep your driver’s license depending upon the degree of intoxication you are charged with. Another way a felony DWI can affect you in a bad way is that your automobile insurance premiums will skyrocket if you can get auto insurance at all.
If you are arrested and charged with a DWI for the third time it is imperative that call the knowledgeable and experienced San Antonio DWI attorneys at Parent-Law as soon as you can. We have successfully dealt with many third-time DWI accusations and our goal is to reduce or eliminate the negative consequences that you may be faced with. Our skilled attorneys may seek to have the charges reduced, dismissed, or thrown out by the prosecution. Call us today.