If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, it has lifelong effects if you are convicted. It’s important that you understand the consequences so that you know how serious it is. The most effective way to avoid a DWI is to stay off the road when you’ve been drinking so that you don’t get into trouble. However, if you do make a mistake and are cited for DWI, you need to contact a lawyer to make sure that your rights are protected.
Consequences of a DWI
Although penalties of your DWI will be based on many different factors, once convicted of a DWI, you may face imprisonment, even if it is your first offense. You will have many new expenses, such as an educational class, fines, and more expensive insurance, as well as any reparations for an accident. Your license will more than likely be suspended or revoked.
If You Are a Minor
Texas is a state with a Zero Tolerance Law for minors who are driving under the influence. If you are 21 years old or younger, there is an implied consent that officers can test your blood alcohol level if you are driving on Texas roads. If you are caught with any amount of alcohol or drugs in your system, you will be charged, and face fines, a license suspension, and a class, plus any other consequences that the judge may apply.
A DWI is very serious, but the consequences can be mitigated if you act quickly. To learn more about a DWI attorney in Temple, click here.
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