Facing Charges for a 2nd DWI Offense in Austin?
Contact The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski
In the state of Texas, driving while intoxicated is a serious charge that’s meant to penalize an action that’s seen as threatening to public safety.
If a person is arrested for DWI on a second occasion, their charge will be classified as a Class A Misdemeanor which, if convicted, can lead to jail time, a hefty fine, and the suspension of the offender’s Texas Driver License for up to 2 years.
An arrest and subsequent charge for a 2nd DWI offense can be countered in court. Attorney Jackson Gorski will represent you should you desire legal representation to fight back against prosecution.
The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski offers free case reviews and initial consultations. To talk with Attorney Jackson F. Gorski about your case, call 512-960-4646.
Understanding 2nd DWI Charges
2nd offense DWI charges are an escalation or an enhancement for DWI offenders that are intended to be more punishing than charges for a first offense, a deterrent for 1st-time offenders, and a way to punish habitual offenders while leaving out the option of “throwing the book” at them as is the case with 3rd offense DWI Felony charges.
Penalties if Convicted
If a person is arrested for their second DWI offense, the charge will still be classified as a misdemeanor, but a Class A Misdemeanor. If convicted, the maximum penalty under Texas guidelines is a 1 year county jail sentence with a fine of up to $4,000.00.
Texas Driver License Suspension
An added penalty is Texas Driver License suspension. If your driver license is suspended, the suspension can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. If you’re caught driving with a suspended license, it’s a new charge and it’s an immediately jailable offense. However, with competent legal representation, an occupational license can be secured which will allow you permission to travel to and from work.
That’s if you’re convicted.
With the competent legal representation provided by The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski, your case might be dismissed depending on the circumstances and the evidence. Without an attorney, you’re in trouble and, depending on which judge you get, may be made an example of in the court of law.
Even if you’re convicted, or let’s say if the case isn’t winnable with the odds being stacked against you, there’s a chance you can avoid jail, a fine, and a criminal record by taking advantage of a probationary program. However, the primary goal of Attorney Jackson F. Gorski is to get your case dismissed.
Charged with DWI a Second Time?
Call Austin DWI Lawyer Jackson F. Gorski
An arrest for a 2nd DWI means that if you’re charged again for DWI, your case will be classified a felony and you’ll be handled as such by law enforcement officers who understand what felons have to lose and the elevation of the stakes involved. Fighting 2nd offense DWI allegations is worth it. You’ll need legal representation.
Whether you’re guilty or not you deserve a defense, protection from an unfair trial, and an affirmation of your Constitutional Rights. Attorney Jackson F. Gorski is an experienced Austin DWI lawyer who knows the best methods to effectively defend an individual facing DWI charges in Travis County. With the experience of Jackson Gorski on your side, you can avoid all the pitfalls associated with attempts at self-representation and inexperienced lawyers. To talk with Attorney Jackson F. Gorski, call 512-960-4646.
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