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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.

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

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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.

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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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November 22, 2019

Keller DWI Lawyer

A conviction for drunk driving can mean dramatically negative consequences for your future, freedom, and finances. Beat your charges with help from a Keller DWI attorney.

If you’re currently facing charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you’d probably like to know what your options are. In this situation, you need to know how to build a defense that will lead to either the DWI getting dismissed or a full acquittal of the charges.

Achieving either of these outcomes requires legal experience and knowledge of how the criminal justice system works in Tarrant County. Fortunately, a Keller DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can provide you with exactly that.

DWI Is a Criminal Offense

People often don’t take DWI seriously, mistaking it for a more serious form of traffic ticket. As anyone who’s gone through a drunk driving arrest and booking knows, however, DWI is very much a criminal offense in Texas.

Even if this is the first time you’ve been arrested for anything, it’s a mistake to expect the court to go easy on you with a lenient sentence. Texas likes to project a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drinking and driving, so even if your situation deserves leniency, a judge or prosecutor might decide to “make an example” of you anyway.

Your DWI lawyer will help you determine what sort of penalty you are likely to face—and how best to avoid it. As a general guideline, the following is how Keller and the rest of Texas punish DWI:

  • First Offense – Class B misdemeanor, jail sentence of up to 180 days, fine up to $2,000, license suspension of one year, three-year annual license retention fee of up to $2,000
  • Second Offense – Class A misdemeanor, jail sentence of up to one year, fine up to $4,000, license suspension of two years, three-year annual license retention fee of up to $2,000
  • Third or More Offense – Third-degree felony, prison sentence of between two and ten years, fine up to $10,000, license suspension of two years, three-year annual license retention fee of up to $2,000

Two DWI convictions within a five-year period is also likely to result in a court-mandated ignition interlock device. This piece of equipment will require a breath test every time you want to start your vehicle and drive somewhere.

Developing the Right Defense to Beat a DWI

Your DWI attorney will know how to build the most powerful defense for your unique case. What goes into your defense will depend on what happened before, during, and after your arrest.

For example, if the police pulled you over without probable cause, then your lawyer might be able to argue that the arresting officers violated your rights. This could get the bulk of the evidence against you thrown out.

Even if the police had probable cause, there might still have been an issue with the breath, blood, or sobriety test used to measure your level of intoxication. Perhaps something caused a false reading that made your blood alcohol content (BAC) appear much higher than it actually was.

Whatever the circumstances of your drunk driving arrest, you can count on our law firm to collect all of the evidence that can be used in your favor.

Help from a Drunk Driving Attorney in Keller, Texas

The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can help you beat your drunk driving charge. Schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with a Keller DWI lawyer today by completing the contact form below or by calling us directly at 817-605-1010.

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