Kerrville Criminal Defense Lawyers

Kerrville, TX DWI Lawyers

Arrested for Drunk Driving?

When you have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, you want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to protect your rights. If convicted you could face:

  • Fines
  • Incarceration
  • The loss of your license
  • The loss of your job

Your attorney must be someone who understands the serious nature of the charges against you and will dedicate all their efforts to protecting your constitutional rights.

Our experienced DWI attorneys represent clients throughout Kerrville, the Texas Hill Country, and surrounding areas. We operate using innovative problem-solving strategies and draw on considerable legal experience to help clients make informed decisions. Every case deserves personal attention from your lawyer, which is why we carefully manage our caseloads and only take on cases we can dedicate significant time and energy.

Our firm offers a confidential consultation with a Kerrville DWI lawyer to every new client. Dial (830) 331-5977 or contact us online today.

DWI Penalties in Texas

In the state of Texas, driving while intoxicated can have serious repercussions. If you are pulled over for DWI and refuse to take a blood or breath test, you could face a license suspension for up to 180 days for your first offense under the Implied Consent Law in Texas. This suspension is an administrative suspension and is independent of the criminal charge of DWI.

While there are a variety of factors that can affect the severity of the sentence issued if convicted of DWI, common penalties include:

First Offense DWI

  • Up to $2,000 in fines
  • Annual fees up to $2,000 for 3-years to retain license
  • Up to 180-days in jail (minimum 3-days)
  • Suspended license for up to 1-year

Second Offense DWI

  • Up to $4,000 in fines
  • Annual fees up to $2,000 for 3-years to retain license
  • Up to 1-year in jail (minimum 30-days)
  • Suspended license for up to 2-years
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device (if two or more offenses occur within 5-years)

Third Offense DWI

  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Annual fees up to $2,000 for 3-years to retain license
  • Up to 10-years in prison (minimum 2-years)
  • Suspended license for up to 2-years
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device (if two or more offenses occur within 5-years)

Our DWI Defense Practice

DWI Cases We Handle

We handle all matters related to charges of drinking and driving, from the administrative hearing regarding the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges to the criminal proceeding to establish guilt or innocence and set the penalties. We protect the rights of our clients and handle DWI cases involving:

  • First-time DWI
  • Repeat offenders
  • Misdemeanor DWI
  • Felony DWI

DWI Defense Strategies

When you hire us to defend you on a drunk driving charge, we will conduct an exhaustive investigation of the facts and circumstances of your arrest, including:

  • Did police or law enforcement officers have probable cause to pull you over?
  • Were the field sobriety tests properly administered?
  • Were the breathalyzer or blood alcohol test results accurate?
  • Were you properly advised of your rights?

If there are irregularities, we will seek the exclusion of evidence and/or the dismissal of all charges against you.

To schedule a personal and confidential meeting with an experienced Kerrville DWI attorney, contact us at (830) 331-5977. We serve the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas.

Attorney Focused on Treatment & Recovery

Unique & Compassionate Defense

At The Law Office of Patrick O’Fiel, P.C., our lawyer is focused on providing representation that is not only helpful in the courtroom but outside of it as well. We understand that the law might be behind in how it can help those who are suffering from issues with chemical dependency. That’s why we are focused on progressing the law through our recovery defense strategy.

Dedicated Legal Representation

Offering personalized legal strategies that are focused on serving the needs of each individual client.