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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Tarrant County DUI Lawyer

Have you been charged with a DUI in Tarrant County? Get in touch with a Tarrant County DUI attorney before it’s too late.

It’s very possible to be arrested for a DUI without having even a basic understanding of Texas DUI laws. Lack of knowledge is not a defense against your charges, however. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, you’re likely in need of information regarding the laws and penalties you may be facing, as well as someone to defend you in court.

A Tarrant County DUI lawyer can defend you against a conviction. That way, your DUI won’t affect your future. Get in touch with our firm to get started.

DUI Penalties for Minors in Tarrant County

Texas law states that it’s illegal for a minor to operate a vehicle while under the influence of any alcohol, regardless of blood alcohol content (BAC). It’s important to note that minors can be charged as adults for DWI.

If an officer pulls over a minor and determines he or she has been driving under the influence, the minor may be subject to license suspension for the following amounts of time:

  • Up to sixty days for a first offense
  • Up to 120 days for a second offense
  • Up to 180 days for a third offense

In addition to license suspension, minors under seventeen years of age could face the following penalties for a DUI:

1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
Class C MisdemeanorClass C MisdemeanorDelinquent Conduct by a Minor
Fine up to $500, twenty to forty hours of community service, alcohol awareness classFine up to $500, forty to sixty hours of community service, alcohol awareness classFine up to $500, forty to sixty hours of community service, alcohol awareness class

 

Minors between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one who have committed a DWI (charged as an adult) may face the following penalties if convicted:

1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
Class B MisdemeanorClass A MisdemeanorFelony of the 3rd Degree
Fine up to $2,000, between three and 180 days in jail, license suspension up to one year, ignition interlock device, community supervisionFine up to $4,000, between thirty days and one year in jail, license suspension between 180 days and eighteen monthsFine up to $10,000, between two and ten years in prison, license suspension between 180 days and two years

Defenses Against DUI Convictions in Tarrant County

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Tarrant County, don’t give up—there are always defenses that could help you avoid conviction. Your future is on the line, so speak with an attorney. Here are some of the defenses your attorney could use to keep a DUI conviction off your record:

  • The field sobriety tests were faulty in some way.
  • The lab made mistakes when processing your sample.
  • The police stopped you illegally.
  • You weren’t drinking.
  • You weren’t driving.

Speak with a Tarrant County DUI Attorney

If you or your child have been arrested for a DUI in Texas, you can fight a conviction by working with a Tarrant County DUI lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy at 817-605-1010, or complete and submit the online contact form below to schedule a consultation.

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