Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy was able to have my case dismissed. Yes, outright dismissal of the charge!

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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous

Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous
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November 22, 2019

Dalworthington Gardens DWI Lawyer

If you’re going to fight your DWI charge, do it right by hiring a Dalworthington Gardens DWI attorney.

If you have found yourself in the precarious situation of being accused of driving while intoxicated, contact a Dalworthington Gardens DWI lawyer. A qualified attorney will handle your case with respect and know-how. At the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy, you’ll find that we take our clients’ rights and wellbeing seriously.

Drunk Driving Penalties

You might have only had a drink or two at dinner, but breathalyzer tests are often unreliable, putting you in a tough spot. The penalties for DWI, monetary and otherwise, are steep, meaning your life may change for the worse.

The legal punishments for a drunk driving conviction depend on the number of times you’ve been convicted, your blood alcohol content (BAC), the judge, and your lawyer. If you choose to fight the system alone or give in by pleading guilty, these are the criminal classes of each type of offense and penalties you may face:

  • First Offense, Class B MisdemeanorMax fine of $2,000, surcharges totaling $3,000, and/or at most 180 days of jail time
  • Second Offense, Class A MisdemeanorMax fine of $4,000, surcharges totaling $4,500, and/or at most one year of jail time
  • BAC above .15, Class A MisdemeanorMax fine of $4,000, surcharges totaling $6,000, and/or at most one year of jail time
  • DWI with a Child Passenger, State Jail FelonyMax fine of $10,000, surcharges totaling $3,000, and 180 days to two years of jail time
  • Third or Subsequent Offense, Third-Degree FelonyMax fine of $10,000, surcharges totaling $4,500, and two to ten years of prison time

Insurance and Reputation

Other problems arise when you finally get your license back and try to pay your new, extremely high insurance premiums. Your insurance company may even decide you’re too risky to insure, leaving you to seek out expensive, high-risk car insurance companies, which often cost more than driving is worth.

You’ll also face no small amount of stigma from friends, colleagues, and even family. A convicted drunk driver isn’t something you want to be known as.

Drunk Driving Defenses

Your DWI lawyer in Dalworthington Gardens will examine every detail of your case to determine which defense strategy is best for you.

For instance, the police might not have had a good reason to pull you over in the first place. Every arresting officer must follow proper procedure to pull you over and force you to perform a sobriety test of any kind.

Mechanical issues might include records that the breathalyzer wasn’t regularly tested and maintained or it was administered incorrectly. Finally, however unlikely, you might have a job-related or medical reason for failing a sobriety test.

Contact a Dalworthington Gardens DWI Attorney

Don’t accept a permanent criminal record and life-changing penalties. Call a Dalworthington Gardens DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy at 817-605-1010 or complete the form below to schedule a consultation.

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Contact us today for a free strategy session on how we can help you win your case.

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Or Call 817-618-5215