Just because you’ve been arrested for a DWI does not mean you will be convicted of a DWI and/or have it on your criminal record. Call an Austin DWI lawyer immediately to explore your options and start building your defense. You’ll want a lawyer with a solid track record of getting not guilty verdicts, dismissed and reduced charges for her clients, as well as experience. Attorney Payal Jethva has years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense. If you’ve been arrested for a DWI, call (281) 743-0016 today. Don’t wait to build your defense.


FIRST DWI DEFENSE


Getting arrested for a DWI can be scary. You’re thinking, “Will I lose my license? My job? Am I going to jail? How much will this cost me?” You may not know how the legal process works, or what you’re up against.


What Happens When I Get a First DWI?


The first DWI is considered a misdemeanor and can still result in:


  • JAIL TIME OF UP TO 180 DAYS (UP TO TWO YEARS IF THERE WAS A PASSENGER UNDER 15 IN YOUR CAR -DWI /CHILD PASSENGER IS A FELONY)
  • FINE OF UP TO $2,000 (UP TO $10,000 ---- IF THERE WAS A PASSENGER UNDER 15) DWI SURCHARGE OF UP TO $1,500 PER YEAR & POSSIBLE LICENSE SUSPENSION



There are actually two proceedings you have to face if you’re charged with a DWI. The first is the administrative license hearing (ALR), which determines whether or not your driver’s license will be suspended, and for how long it will be suspended. The second is the actual criminal proceedings that determine whether or not you will have to pay a fine, do community service, and/or go to jail.


How an Austin DWI Attorney Can Help


It's possible to have the charges dismissed or reduced or get a not guilty verdict. The prosecuting attorney will need to prove that the police officer had a reason to stop you and prove that you were driving while intoxicated. An experienced Austin DWI attorney can get your charges reduced or dismissed or get you a not guilty verdict. Whether you failed the Breathalyzer or the results were questionable, Attorney Payal Jethva can investigate every aspect of your case including the Police’s basis for stop as well as the results of your Breathalyzer or Blood Test. Attorney Jethva has years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense cases. Her track record of dismissals, charge reductions, and not guilty verdicts speaks for itself – she’s kept her clients out of jail and on the road so they can continue to provide for themselves and their families. If you’ve been arrested for your first DWI, call (281) 743-0016 today. Don’t wait; you’ll need to request your ALR hearing and start building your defense as soon as possible.

 

SECOND DWI DEFENSE


What Happens When I Get a Second DWI? Texas is not kind to DWI offenders. A second DWI can mean:
    

  • A TWO-YEAR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION
  • A FINE OF UP TO $4,000
  • 1 YEAR OF JAIL TIME
  • UP TO 200 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE


The second DWI is considered a Class A misdemeanor, serious enough to merit jail time, and it can disrupt your life for years to come.


How an Austin DWI Attorney Can Help


Rather than pay a $4,000 fine, go to jail, do community service, and/or lose your license, it’s possible to have the charges dismissed or reduced or get a not guilty verdict. Like your first DWI, the prosecutor has to prove that the police officer had a reason to stop you and prove that you were driving while intoxicated. The prosecutor also has to prove that you’ve been convicted in the past.


An experienced Austin DWI attorney can get your charges reduced or dismissed or get you a not guilty verdict. Whether you failed the Breathalyzer or the results were questionable, Attorney Payal Jethva can investigate every aspect of your case, from how legal it was for the police to stop you to the results of your Breathalyzer or Blood Test. Attorney Jethva has years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense cases. Her track record of dismissals, charge reductions, and not guilty verdicts speaks for itself –she’s kept her clients out of jail and on the road so they can continue to provide for themselves and their families. If you’ve been arrested for your second DWI, call (281) 743-0016 today. Don’t wait; you’ll need to start building your defense as soon as possible.

FELONY DWI DEFENSE


Texas law cracks down on DWI offenders. While a second offense is a Class A misdemeanor, a third offense is classified as a felony, with all the penalties that come with it. A felony DWI will negatively affect the rest of your life.

What Is a Felony DWI? A third DWI is a felony DWI, but there are other types of DWI that are classified as felonies, even if no one is injured. A felony DWI is:

    

  • A THIRD DWI
  • A DWI WHILE A MINOR IS IN THE CAR
  • A DWI WHERE SOMEONE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED
  • AN INTOXICATION ASSAULT, WHEN YOU’RE INTOXICATED AND DECIDE TO RUN SOMEONE OFF THE ROAD OR SOMETHING SIMILAR
  • COMMITTING MANSLAUGHTER (KILLING SOMEONE) WHILE YOU’RE INTOXICATED, ALSO KNOWN AS INTOXICATED MANSLAUGHTER
  • COMMITTING MANSLAUGHTER WHILE DRIVING, ALSO KNOWN AS VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER


What Are the Penalties for a Felony DWI? A felony DWI carries heavy penalties. A third DWI can result in:

    

  • A TWO-YEAR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION
  • A FINE OF UP TO $10,000
  • UP TO 10 YEARS OF JAIL TIME



DWI with a minor in the car:


  • A FINE OF UP TO $10,000
  • UP TO 2 YEARS OF JAIL TIME



Intoxication manslaughter means at least two years and up to 20 years in prison.


How an Austin DWI Attorney Can Help


The penalties for a felony DWI are frightening, but it’s possible to have the charges dismissed or reduced or get a not guilty verdict. An experienced Houston DWI attorney can get your charges reduced or dismissed or get you a not guilty verdict. Attorney Payal Jethva can investigate every aspect of your case, from how legal it was for the police to stop you to the results of your Breathalyzer or Blood Test.

Attorney Jethva has years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense cases. Her track record of dismissals, charge reductions, and not guilty verdicts speaks for itself –she’s kept her clients out of jail and on the road so they can continue to provide for themselves and their families. If you’ve been charged with a felony DWI, call (281) 743-0016 today. Don’t wait; you’ll need to start building your defense as soon as possible.


INTOXICATION ASSAULT


Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony, resulting in jail time. If you drive while intoxicated and seriously injure someone, you’ll be charged with intoxicated assault, also known as DWI with bodily injury.


What Happens If I’m Charged with Intoxication Assault? If you drive while intoxicated and seriously injure someone, the penalties are stiff. You could be facing:


  • A LICENSE SUSPENSION OF AT LEAST 90 DAYS (IN SOME CASES, UP TO A YEAR)
  • PRISON TIME OF AT LEAST TWO YEARS (UP TO 10 YEARS)
  • A FINE UP UP TO $10,000


The courts will push hard for a conviction which means that you may have a felony on your record, thereby affecting your ability to get a job and care for your family for years to come – not just the time you’ll spend in prison.


How an Austin DWI Attorney Can Help


You’ll need an experienced Austin DWI attorney to help you fight the charges. Starting with motions to throw out the blood tests and protecting your rights, Attorney Payal Jethva reviews every aspect of your case himself. She’ll investigate the accident site, examine police and witness reports, and look for mechanical failures or road conditions that reveal another side to the story – the side favorable for you. Attorney Jethva has a solid track record of getting dismissals, reduced charges, and not guilty verdicts. With years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense, her track record speaks for itself: a list of not guilty verdicts and dismissed and reduced charges that kept her clients on the road and out of prison. If you’ve been arrested for an intoxication assault, call (281) 743-0016 today. Don’t wait; build your defense today!

    
    

 

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