First Offense DWI Lawyer in Liberty County
Penalties for First Time DWI
Penalties for a DWI can still be severe even for a first offense. There is, however, a greater likelihood of leniency if you have no prior DWI convictions. Even so, for a hope of obtaining this, you require a solid and convincing defense. A qualified Liberty County DWI attorney should be retained in order to help you do everything possible in the pursuit of a positive outcome. It must be kept in mind that it is very possible the full penalties be ordered in any case, so the sooner you obtain quality legal representation, the better. Potential penalties for a first time DWI (which vary slightly for drivers under 21) include:
- License suspension for 90 days
- 72 hours to 6 months in jail
- Fines of up to $2,000
- 24 to 100 hours of community service
- DWI probation for 2 years
What can be done?
Attorney Doug Atkinson has extensive experience and knowledge with which to aggressively defend your case. His hundreds of successes in this field mean he knows which defenses may be successful and will review all aspects of your case in order to locate information and evidences which may assist in achieving a positive outcome. He still treats each case as the unique situation it is and will approach it energetically in an attempt to have charges dropped or to achieve an acquittal. The burden of proof rests on the prosecution and any creation of a reasonable doubt can protect you from a negative outcome. Where sentencing is to occur, he can negotiate to try to achieve a lesser penalty. It may even be possible to obtain an order of DWI probation rather than jail time. He offers a free case evaluation and affordable, yet high quality representation.
Contact a Liberty County first offense DWI lawyer for help attempting to avoid a conviction or the harsh penalties that can come with a DWI conviction.