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!

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

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 18, 2019

Pantego DWI Lawyer

The choices you make after a DWI charge can affect the rest of your life. Choose to work with an experienced Pantego DWI attorney.

Partly spurred by the shocking number of annual deaths caused by drunk driving, nearly every state has set strict penalties for DWIs. That includes Texas.

Although it might seem like it at first, being charged with a DWI doesn’t necessarily mean your future is doomed. To improve your chances of having your DWI charge dropped, contact a Pantego DWI lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy as soon as you can.

Potential Penalties for Pantego DWI Convictions

It’s wise to never underestimate the impact a DWI can have on your life. To be clear, anyone who is caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level exceeding .08 can be arrested on a drunk driving charge in Texas.

First-time offenders may be subject to any of the following penalties:

  • A fine not to exceed $2,000
  • Six months of jail time
  • A suspended license, with annual fees imposed after it’s reinstated

Any subsequent DWI offenses will result in harsher penalties.

Keep in mind that driving drunk with a passenger under the age of fifteen in your car is considered a felony in the state of Texas. Penalties for committing this felony may include a $10,000 fine, two years behind bars, and a six-month license suspension.

Defenses Pantego DWI Attorneys Often Use

You will be given the opportunity to present a legal defense in court. Some common defenses used by those charged with a DWI in Pantego include the following:

  • Absence of Probable CauseAn officer must have reasonable suspicion of some sort of violation or offense to pull you over. If the officer lacked a true reason for pulling you over, your case may be dismissed.
  • Miranda Rights IssuesOur Miranda rights are an extension of the Constitution, which protects against self-incrimination, among other things. If you weren’t told of your right to remain silent or retain a lawyer, you may be able to use this fact as a defense.
  • Corroborating Witness StatementsSay you had a passenger in the car who can support your claim that your erratic driving was due to something other than alcohol (e.g., you were drowsy). While this might still leave you legally liable for something else, it may free you of your Pantego DWI charges.
  • Questionable Sobriety TestsOfficers are often guilty of confirmation bias (i.e., they’ve been known to obtain sobriety test results that support their suspicions). Being able to prove that these biases or inaccuracies affected your case can help demonstrate that you were wrongly charged.

Consult with a Pantego DWI Attorney

While being convicted of a DWI may feel like the end of the world, it doesn’t have to be if you have the right legal team. To take the first step toward winning your DWI case, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy today.

Give us a call at 817-605-1010 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a consultation with a Pantego DWI lawyer.

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