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Trusted And Insightful Legal Defense For DWI Cases

Driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated (DWI) may not seem like a serious enough offense at first, but Texas law treats anyone convicted of the crime with severe penalties. Offenders may face jail time, fines and even license suspension if they are convicted.

If you’re facing DWI charges, you can turn to us, Brent and Piper Morgan of The Morgan Law Office, for help navigating the legal process and fighting for your rights in court. We have decades of experience handling criminal defense cases, which allows us to provide insight into your specific case. Don’t underestimate what a conviction can lead to; you need to consider your defense options.

The Consequences Of A DWI Conviction

The penalties for a DWI conviction can be severe, even for a first offense.

Criminal Penalties For A First-Time DWI

For a first offense, you may face:

  • As much as $2,000 in fines
  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • A suspension of your driver’s license for up to a year
  • An annual fee of up to $2,000 over three years to retain your license

These penalties only escalate with each subsequent offense.

Long-Term Impacts Of A DWI Conviction

A conviction for DWI also appears as a criminal offense on a person’s record, which can follow them for years. A criminal record for a nonviolent crime like DWI can still hurt your job, scholarship or professional license opportunities.

Why Should You Hire A Private Attorney?

While you could go with a public defender for your DWI case, there are many advantages to hiring an experienced attorney. These advantages include:

  • Availability: A private attorney might be more accessible for consultations and discussions about the case outside of normal court hours, providing you with more flexibility.
  • Choice: When you hire a private attorney, you can select someone based on their experience in DWI cases, their track record and your comfort level with them instead of being assigned a public defender with whom you may not have a choice.
  • Personalized attention: Private attorneys often have smaller caseloads than public defenders, allowing them to devote more time and attention to each client’s case.
  • Resources: Private attorneys may have more resources available, such as access to expert witnesses and private investigators, which can aid in building a strong defense.

We are always ready to provide legal counsel and insight into your case.

Don’t Face Your DWI Charges Alone

We serve Midland and the surrounding counties. When you have criminal defense needs, consult with us to learn how we can help you. Call us at 432-307-6507 or email us to schedule an initial consultation.