What Happens After a DWI in Texas?

By Jeff Kennedy

What Happens After a DWI in Texas?

DWIs are serious, but they don’t happen to you every day. You may never have been charged with a DWI in Texas before or know anyone who has. If you have been charged, you may be asking yourself this question: What happens after a DWI in Texas?

DWIs come with a lot of legal penalties and life consequences if convicted, but you can fight your charges. Here’s some more information about what happens after being charged with a DWI.

After You’ve Been Charged

When you were arrested for a DWI, you probably went to jail for a day or two. Most people are let out of jail with a summons to appear in court. The next steps are vital, which is why you might want to call a DWI lawyer for help with your case. Your lawyer can examine your case and find any errors or holes in the case against you.

Your lawyer can work to build you a defense and get your charges dropped. If it’s not possible to get your charges dropped, your lawyer can work to get you the most favorable plea deal possible. 

Your lawyer can attend court hearings and help you figure out where to go from here. If you are convicted of a DWI, you need to know that legal consequences will follow. You could spend time in jail, lose your license, be put on probation, or be ordered to complete substance abuse treatment.

You could also lose your job or deal with many other negative consequences of a DWI conviction.

Speak with a DWI Lawyer in Texas

Now you have a little better understanding of what happens after a DWI in Texas. Contact The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy using the form below or you can call 817-605-1010 for a free case review.


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Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. 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. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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