Here you will find frequently asked questions that many clients have during their consultation. Along with questions, we have listed procedures that occur during arrest so that you (the client) can know your rights. These are only guidelines as each client and case is individual. Also, please bear with us as we build our site as not all questions and answers have not been added as of yet.
A DWI is an offense committed by an individual who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol , drugs or narcotics in a public place. If the officer believes that you are under the influence of any of the above, a roadside elvauation may be performed.
Roadside evaluation may include:
Should I agree to a breathalyzer test?
This decision is completely up to you. Pleas keep these facts in mid first.
Can I refuse to take a breathalyzer test?
Can you ask for a lawyer?
First DWI offense: 3-180 days jail time, up to a $2,000 fine (more if a child under 15 is present),90-365 days suspended DL, no interlocking device
Second DWI offense: 30-365 days in jail, up to $4000 in fines (more if child under 15 is present), 180-730 days DL suspension, interlock device required
Third DWI offense: 2-10 years TDC, up to $10,000 in fines, 180-730 days suspended license, interlocking device required.
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