DWI with a Child Passenger
How a Plano DWI Lawyer can Help with Your Case
At Peveto Law, Attorney Andrew Peveto is fully committed to helping those facing DWI charges navigate their case. His unwavering focus on obtaining the best possible outcome for your case, as well as his compassionate counsel and aggressive representation, have earned him the reputation as one of the most respected Plano DWI attorneys in the area.
He is proud of the accolades he has earned, including a highly coveted 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, in addition to numerous glowing reviews from previous clients. Attorney Peveto believes that those who make a mistake don’t deserve to suffer for the rest of their lives, and he relentlessly pursues the best possible outcome for each client through every step of their DWI process.
Discuss your DWI with a passenger case with Attorney Peveto by calling 972-339-8033 to request a free case evaluation.
Penalties Upon Conviction of DWI with a Passenger
The state of Texas comes down hard on those individuals accused of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. Under Texas Law § 49.045, this act is automatically considered a felony, even for a first-time offender.
If you are found guilty of DWI with a child passenger, you could face:
- Minimum of 180 days in prison (up to 2 years maximum)
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Mandatory driver’s license suspension
- Permanent criminal record
- Mandatory alcohol or drug education classes
The penalties listed above are only for a first offense. If you are a repeat offender, you could face even further consequences, including having your charges classified as a third-degree felony, which further increases your possible prison sentence.
You could also face further consequences even after your case is completed; felons are forbidden from owning a firearm in Texas, as well as from voting in federal, state, and local-level elections. Individuals who are convicted will not be allowed to work in certain fields, such as the medical profession or any type of career with children. It could be difficult to obtain employment outside of these fields as well.
Want to avoid falling victim to these penalties? You need an attorney. An experienced DWI lawyer will know the ins and outs of Texas laws, and can use the evidence in your case to help your cause rather than hinder it, giving you the best possible chance at a successful outcome.
Get help with your case now! Contact Peveto Law today and start building your hard-hitting defense to fight back against your accusations.