DWI Defense

Denton DWI Attorney

Board Certified – Less Than 10% of Attorneys in Texas Are Board Certified.

If you have been charged with a driving while intoxicated offense in Texas, you may be facing jail time and a significant fine.

Other issues that can arise causing long term consequences include having your driver’s license suspended and increased insurance rates.

What happens if you have been arrested for DWI?

  1. When you are pulled over, the officer will usually ask a few questions aimed at getting incriminating information from you.l
  2. You will be given Field Sobriety Tests and, if in the opinion of the officer, you fail them, you will be arrested.
  3. You will be asked to provide a specimen of your breath or blood. If you decide to provide a breath specimen, you will be transported to a police station for the breath test.
  4. For a blood specimen, they will take you to a hospital to draw your blood.

Why Choose A Board Certified Attorney?

What are the penalties for a DWI?

  1. First offense DWI with an alcohol content of less than .15 carries a potential punishment of a fine up to $2000 and/or a jail sentence from 3-180 days.
  2. A second DWI offense carries a potential punishment of a fine up to $4000 and/or jail from 30 days to 1 year.
  3. A third DWI offense is a felony with a fine up to $10,000 and/0r 2-10 years in prison.
  4. A DWI with a child passenger can result in not more than 2 years or less than 180 days in a State Jail facility and a fine up to $10,000.
  5. An intoxication assault carries a fine up to $10,000 and 2-10 years in prison.
  6. Intoxication manslaughter has a fine up to $10,000 and/or a 2-20 year prison term.

Attorney Henry Paine has been defending those facing serious criminal charges for over 40 years.

Attorney Henry Paine routinely handles the following types of criminal matters below.

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