Defense For Repeat DWI Offenders
First offenders convicted of a DWI often still find some leniency from the system. Repeat offenders, however, are often given the full brunt of sentencing. With each additional offense, the consequences become increasingly harsh as the court considers you a threat to public safety. Repeat offenders can be charged with a felony. This level of DWI offense is serious, and a felony DWI lawyer should be hired.
Texas Felony Drunk Driving Charge Lawyer
If you have two or more DWI convictions on your record, you may be charged with a third-degree felony. Fines can mount up to $10,000, and you may be sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison. You will likely also be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle to ensure that the car will not start if you are over a certain blood alcohol content level.
Second-degree felony charges often involve an accident that resulted in a death. These sentences are very harsh: jail sentences can be as long as 20 years and fines can reach $10,000.
Facing these charges without the skill of a veteran criminal defense attorney can result in you receiving the full extent of the court’s ability to sentence. An experienced lawyer can guide you through the process of working toward a minimized sentence.
As a former chief prosecutor of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, attorney Stephen H. Miller understands how to negotiate deals on behalf of his clients.
Felony DWI Defense Lawyer
Mr. Miller has more than 35 years of experience defending the rights of clients charged with criminal offenses, including felony drinking and driving. He takes an aggressive and proactive stance on behalf of his clients, working for the best possible outcome in the case.
To arrange an appointment with attorney Stephen H. Miller, please call us today at 972-578-7097 or reach out to us online. We defend clients who were arrested for a felony DWI in Frisco, Plano, McKinney and Allen, Texas. We understand the strain you are under, and we will remain fully available for answers and information.