Facing A DWI? Our Austin Criminal Defense Attorneys Defend For DUI 78746.
One of the most common criminal charges that people can find themselves facing in the state of Texas is that of a DUI (driving under the influence) or a DWI (driving while intoxicated). At Hildreth & Rueda, we know that if you are facing a criminal charge for a DWI or a DUI, especially if it’s your first time, you are probably worried and overwhelmed. We represent clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges for those living near Zilker Park and in the rest of the 78746 ZIP code, as well as throughout the Austin metro area. Let us fight for your rights and defend you against the charges you are facing.
DUI And DWI First Offenses In Texas
The state of Texas takes first offenses for operating any sort of motor vehicle and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol seriously. A motor vehicle can include a car, a motorcycle, a motorized watercraft or boat, or an airplane. Even if it is your first offense, you could be facing possible jail time. Penalties for a DWI can include:
- Jail time
- The loss of your driver’s license
If you are a college student, a criminal record can also affect scholarships and future job prospects. Aggravating factors like having a child in the car at the time of arrest or driving with an open container can lead to additional charges and potential penalties. Taking a DUI or a DWI charge seriously and hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows and understands how to protect your rights and freedom and fight the accusations against you can help minimize the impact of the charges against you.
A Criminal Conviction For A DWI And Your Arrest Record
Once a criminal conviction for a DWI is part of your arrest record, the only way it will ever come off your criminal record is to go through the process of expunction. Fighting the criminal charges from the very beginning will give you the best chance to keep them off your record altogether or reduce the charges against you.
We know that if you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, especially for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. Our attorneys have tried to answer as many questions as they can on our website. We know that you probably still have more, so we invite you to contact us.
Schedule A Free Consultation With An Austin DWI Lawyer Today
We know that if you or someone you love is facing criminal charges for a DUI or a DWI you probably still have a lot of questions. Our firm offers a free, initial consultation appointment. Call us today at 512-415-7648 or reach out through our website form to schedule your free appointment.