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.

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Hire a Fort Worth DWI Lawyer That Fights For Your Future

Arrested for driving while intoxicated? Terrified and concerned about what’s going to happen next? Contact an experienced DWI Attorney in Fort Worth for help.

Drunk and drugged driving, known as a DWI in Texas, can result in criminal charges. If convicted, your entire life could be upended. If you’re thinking about just pleading guilty because it’s “just a DWI,” think again. There are several legal, personal, and professional consequences you could face. Fortunately, a respected Fort Worth DWI lawyer at The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy may be able to help you pick up the pieces of your life.

Legal Representation: You Need the Best DWI Lawyer in Fort Worth TX

DWI defense attorney Jeff C. Kennedy has been helping people fight Fort Worth DWI charges for more than twenty years. He’s Texas-educated and has a proven track record of success—and he’s ready to help you fight your DWI charges and win.

How Is “Intoxicated” Defined in Texas?

Per TX DOT your re intoxicated when your blood alcohol concentration is .08% or higher. Including if the use of drugs or alcohol affect your ability to drive. This includes flying or boating.

What are the Penalties for DWI in Fort Worth?

The best way to realize what type of penalties you are facing, is by speaking with an attorney who understands how DWI’s are handled in the local court systems. Normally, penalties for DWI are based on your specific case, and your blood alcohol level at the time of arrest, including previous DWI’s on your record or if you had an accident.

Fines, jail time and penalties below for DWI in the state of Texas:

  • First DWI – Even your first Texas DWI is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. Your license will also be suspended for a year, and you will have to pay a three-year license retention fee of up to $2,000.
  • Second DWI – Your second DWI is a Class A misdemeanor, punished by up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine. Your license will be suspended for two years, and you may have to pay a three-year license retention fee of up to $2,000.
  • Third DWI – Your third or subsequent DWI will likely be classified as a third-degree felony. The penalty is between two and ten years in prison, as well as a fine of no more than $10,000. Your license will be suspended for two years, and you may have to pay a three-year license retention fee of as much as $2,000.

Am I Going To Jail For A First Time DWI In Texas?

It is possible for a first-time Dwi offender to face up to 1 year in jail for their 1st DWI. It depends on your criminal history, and what happened. This is why it is vital for you to hire an attorney who has worked on DWI charges their entire career.

Top 3 Reasons to Fight a DWI

Were you thinking, “it’s just a DWI,” you may be shocked to find out how seriously your life could be impacted by a conviction. Still wondering why you should fight your DWI charge?

Severe Legal Penalties

The legal consequences for a guilty verdict can be severe, depending on the circumstances of your case. We’re talking about substantial fines, jail or prison time, license revocation, installation of an ignition interlock device, completion of a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program, and other penalties.

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Damage to Your Driving Record

Even if you are fortunate to get through your legal penalties relatively unscathed, your driving record will reflect your conviction for years to come. That means increased car insurance premiums difficulty obtaining employment.

A Criminal Record That Haunts You

A DWI conviction will typically remain on your criminal record indefinitely. This can influence your ability to find work, housing, and obtain financial assistance for educational opportunities, as your conviction will be readily available to anyone who may need to perform a background check on you.


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Fort Worth DWI FAQ

Whether this is the first time you have been arrested for a DWI or you are a habitual offender, you likely have questions about what’s going to happen next. Check out the quick FAQ below to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions former DWI clients have had.

How Much Does a DWI Lawyer Cost?

Unfortunately you cannot put a dollar amount to a DWI Case. This is because every case is so different from another. For example , a case that goes to trial might cost 2-3 times a case that does not.

We can promise you that although we are not the cheapest, we are also not the most expensive lawyer for DWI’s in Tarrant County. When you choose a DWI Attorney, it is best to look for the best and not the cheapest. You get what you pay for, and you do not want your DWI to turn into a horrible ordeal, which makes you and your families lives harder.

What if my Drunk Driving Caused a Car Accident?

In this situation, you could be charged with intoxication assault, a third-degree felony offense. If someone died in the crash, you could instead be charged with intoxication manslaughter, a more serious crime.

Can a Minor be Charged With a DWI in Texas?

Yes, anyone under the age of 21 who is found in possession of alcohol, any amount of alcohol in their system, and those aged 17 and older with a BAC of .08 or greater can expect to face legal penalties including license suspension, jail time, community service, alcohol-awareness classes, and fines.

Should I Accept a Plea Agreement?

You should never accept a plea agreement without first reviewing it with your DWI lawyer in Fort Worth. Your lawyer may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to get your charges reduced or dropped so the DWI charge or conviction does not remain on your criminal record.

How Do DWI Cases Get Dismissed in Texas?

Just like any other criminal charge, the prosecution must prove that you were intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle (car, boat, plane). Regardless, dismissals are very rare in TX court, instead we had many acquitted, and or reduced.

How Long Does a Dwi Stay On My Record in Texas?

Unfortunately it stays on your record forever. Only if the charge was missed, can you become eligible for removal / deletion via expunction of records. If you were convicted, a DWI may be sealed through a processed called “order of nondisclosure”.

What Type of Evidence Do We Look At When Trying to Beat A DWI Charge?

An experienced DWI attorney will look at everything starting with the police report to field sobriety tests,  breathe, and blood tests. With a goal of realizing whether the tests were done properly or was the equipment calibrated.  Including police recordings like dash cams and cameras worn by the police officer.

Every case is unique and that is why you need an Attorney who has handled many cases over the years. They can find the holes in the prosecutions case. This takes experience and the right mind. When you are looking for an attorney for your DWI, these are the types of strategies you want to hear discussed.

We have this experience, and we have handled many DWI Cases in Fort Worth and surrounding areas in Tarrant County. Give us a call today for a free case evaluation.

Schedule your consultation by calling 817-605-1010 today.

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