Our Virginia Beach DWI defense attorney knows how an arrest may be challenged and how a suspension can be avoided. The use of lawyers can provide you with an aggressive defense against your DWI charges and are aware of the legalities involved with a DWI and can devise your best defense strategy.
There is a no obligation, discuss how our attorney can help you fight your charges.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What happens if I refuse the breathalyzer test?
You will have your license suspended for 6 months.
2. What happens to my Texas driver’s license after a DWI?
Your license will likely be taken by the arresting officer and a temporary license will be issued for a limited time. You must request a suspension hearing within 15 days of arrest to contest your license suspension. Even if your are arrested in Fort Worth we can assist you. Contact us to speak with our Virginia Beach DUI attorney about the details of your case.
3. What are the penalties for a 1st time DWI?
$2,000 maximum fine
Up to six months behind bars
Suspended driver’s license for up to a year
$1,000 every year for three years to keep your driver’s license
Court costs and fees are additional
4. What is a DWI Surcharge?
A DWI surcharge is a fine every year for 3 years to keep your drivers license.
First time DWI surcharge fee- $1,000 a year.
Second time DWI surcharge fee- $1,500 a year.
Third time DWI surcharge fee- $2,000 a year.
5. Is it possible to get driving privileges if your license is suspended?
Yes, you can apply for an occupational license. An occupational license can be used for going to school, work, medical appointments, and church. You can drive with the license up to 12 hours a day, with a limit of 60 hours per week.
6. Can I be convicted of a DWI driving another vehicle?
Yes, under Texas law you may get a DWI for driving a boat. You can also get a DWI for flying an aircraft or riding a bicycle while under the influence.
7. Will I go to jail for 1st time criminal DWI?
Under Texas law, jail time is a penalty for a DWI. However, if this is your first time, it will likely be probation. The probation may be tied to a deferred jail sentence that you will receive if you violate your probation terms. We know there are many Dallas DWI attorneys for you to chose from, so we appreciate you taking the time to contact us to help you understand the details of your case.
8. How long does DWI conviction stay on my record? Can it be expunged?
A DWI conviction stays permanently on your record. It also may not be expunged unless you were falsely charged or found not guilty.