Conroe First Time DWI Lawyer
Fighting for Clients in Montgomery County, TX
A DWI arrest is a stressful event. Many people who are arrested and charged with a first time DWI are experiencing the first encounter with the criminal justice system—it is not pleasant. You could be concerned about the penalties that could be imposed upon you, and it is vital that you have a proven and successful attorney representing you in any DWI case.
Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law has extensive experience in DWI defense. He has been defending clients charged with DWIs since 1998. Were your rights violated in the police stop? Was the testing incorrectly administered? Did the police make a significant error that could allow the case to be dismissed? These are important questions. You deserve to find out what could be done in your case.
What Is the Punishment for a First Time DWI?
A first time DWI charge is most often filed as a misdemeanor. As long as the driver was not operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a minor 15 years or younger in the car, or did not cause an injury accident, it is likely that you are facing a misdemeanor charge for DWI.
While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, a first time DWI conviction will damage your criminal record and lead to:
- Up to 180 days of jail time
- License suspension of up to a year
- Fines of up to $2,000
- Community service
- Driver's license surcharge
Douglas Atkinson has been successful in defending many DWI cases and is prepared to review the facts of your case immediately. His legal experience and extensive knowledge and training in a range of DWI defenses has proven to be invaluable to those he represents.
You need a Conroe DWI defense attorney immediately if you are facing a first time DWI charge. Contact us today for information about how to fight back. Call (936) 681-0031.