DWI laws in Houston are very similar to those in other cities; however Houston has its own twists. One of the most damaging aspect of Houston DWI law is the criminal record that you may likely face due to the offense. In addition to the many difficult consequences you could face, other aspects you may face are that your credit may be affected; you could lose your job, not to mention the embarrassment that comes with these difficulties. Houston DWI penalties are bad enough without your credit score, and job being affected.
If you are convicted for a first DWI, it is a class B misdemeanor with a fine up to $2,000, 3-180 days in jail, and/or having your license suspended for 90 days to one year. If an open container of alcohol is found in the vehicle at this time, the jail time penalty is enhanced to a minimum of 6 days. If there is a child passenger in the vehicle and you are convicted, it becomes a state jail felony with a maximum fine of $10,000, six months to two years in a state jail facility, and/or license suspension of 90 days to two years.
The penalties for being charged with DWI in Houston can be very severe. However the evidence compiled against you may not be very solid. There are many ways to fight a DWI charge, all it requires is a skilled attorney on your side, who knows how to sift through evidence, and determine what is relevant and what could possibly be thrown out. It is possible for evidence to be compromised by the handlers, and it is also possible for evidence to be twisted in order to make the situation look worse than it really was. If you have been charged with a DWI it is important that you contact a Houston DWI lawyer from The Martinez Law Firm immediately. A
Houston DWI attorney from our firm will be able to give you a comprehensive defense of your case.