If you have been charged with a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) you need to act immediately and take this charge seriously. You need to hire an aggressive attorney so that they can protect your rights both with the criminal charge and the administrative consequences. Here at the Vitelli Law Firm, we are extremely aggressive and will stand firm to make the prosecutors prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Frequently prosecuted cases in Texas are alcohol and drug-related traffic offenses, commonly known as driving while intoxicated. They are subject to administrative penalties unknown to the accused. When a person is arrested they are handed a piece of paper that informs them that their license will be suspended for a certain period of time depending on their age, alcohol level, and whether or not they provided a breath specimen. The average person ignores this piece of paper. Then end result, your license is suspended and now you must pay more money for an occupational license. If you get caught driving during this period you could face other criminal charges and/or penalties for driving on a suspended license.
Are you aware that for your first DWI, there is a $1000 administrative fee that must be paid for the next three years? Are you aware that on your second DWI, you will face the same surcharge but at $2000 each year for three years? Your attorney should inform you of these things. Have you been informed that your third DWI is considered a felony offense? This is the type of information that should be carefully explained to the client.
The Vitelli Law Firm takes the time to explain the crime, the punishment range, any lesser-included crimes possible, and other areas in which the crime with which you have been charged will affect you later in life.
If you have been charged with a DWI in Texas, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.