First-time drunk driving offenders face serious penalties-but if you are facing your second or subsequent offense, the stakes have been raised even higher. It's important to understand your position and how to take action after a second arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Our team at JM Davis Law PLLC can provide the counsel and advocacy you need. We encourage you to speak with a Lake Jackson DWI defense attorney from our team as soon as possible about your case for the representation you need to protect yourself after an arrest.
A second DWI charge in Texas may result in a Class A misdemeanor conviction. This is punishable by a mandatory minimum term of 30 days in jail, with a maximum of one year in jail.
Some additional punishments may include:
It's important to take action now in order to protect yourself. You only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to challenge your driver's license suspension. If you fail to do so, your license will be suspended automatically. Contact JM Davis Law PLLC now for a free consultation with a Houston DWI lawyer from our team. We're attentive, available, and dedicated to fighting for our clients' rights.
Dial (855) 390-0455 now for more information.
If you know that you can pass the tests when asked to perform them, you can choose to take them--but keep in kind many peiple can't pass them when they are sober! attempt them.
Otherwise, tell the officer you’d like to contact a lawyer, and refuse the field sobriety tests without a lawyer present.
Another approach you could take is asking the officer if you’re required to take the field sobriety tests. The honest answer: no, you’re not.
Stay polite and courteous, but do not apologize or admit to anything. Don’t try to talk your way out of anything, as you will likely incriminate yourself indoing so.
Exercise your rights. When the officer asks you incriminating questions-How much have you had to drink? When did you have your first drink? and so on...explain that your are uncomfortable answering questions of a criminal nature without an attornery present-ask to have your attorney present for any questioning, and tell the officer you otherwise would like to exercise your right to remain silent. Regardless of his response to your statements (“You’re not under arrest” or “You don’t need an attorney”), remain silent.
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