Second Offense DWI Attorney in Liberty County
Penalties for a Second DWI Conviction
If you have a prior DWI conviction on your record, the charges and
penalties associated with an incident of driving while intoxicated will systematically
increase. Assuming a second DWI offense does not entail aggravated charges
due to circumstances such as causing an injury, it is still considered
a misdemeanor. Even so, severe penalties are still involved. Additionally,
a second DWI conviction will lessen the buffer between you and even more
severe consequences should you run into legal trouble in the future. For
all these reasons, it is vital you enlist the help of a
Liberty County DWI lawyer if you are facing charges for a second DWI.
Any prior DWI conviction will be counted when determining for which DWI offense you are now being charged, regardless of how long ago the incident occurred. A second DWI offense can result in the following penalties:
- A jail sentence from 30 days to 1 year
- Fines of up to $4,000
- License suspension from 180 days to 2 years
- 80 to 200 hours of community service
- Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle
- Inability to apply for an occupational driver's license for at least one year after conviction
Who can help?
Attorney Doug Atkinson has successfully defended hundreds of DWI cases. His knowledge and competence are applied in aggressive defense tactics which call to question the factors involved in your case. Each part of the process from the police stop through to trial is reviewed and any points of injustice or falsity are exposed. In some cases it may be possible for charges to be reduced or even dropped. He will fight in an effort to have you face the least penalties possible.
Contact a Liberty County second offense DWI attorney today if you are facing charges for a second DWI offense.