Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Under The Influence in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas USA
DWI and DUI
If you've been arrested and charged with DWI or DUI, you may be wondering what the difference is between the two. DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated, is a criminal offense in Texas. DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, is a lesser charge that can often be resolved through a plea bargain. It's important to understand the differences between these charges and how they could impact your future. That's why it's crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
DWI is a serious charge in Texas. If you're convicted, you could face up to a year in jail and a $4000 fine. You may also have your license suspended for up to two years. A DWI conviction will stay on your record for life.
DUI, on the other hand, is a misdemeanor offense. The maximum penalties for a DUI include 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine. Your license may also be suspended for up to one year. A DUI conviction will stay on your record for three years.
While the penalties for DWI are more severe, it's important to remember that you can still be convicted of DWI even if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is below the legal limit. That's why it's so important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who can challenge the evidence against you and help you avoid a conviction.
If you've been charged with DWI or DUI, contact Forrest Good PLLC today. Forrest is an experienced criminal defense attorney and is here to fight for you and protect your rights. Contact Forrest today for a free consultation. He'll review your case and help you understand your options. Call or text Forrest at 1(512)402-3370 or fill out the online contact form to get started.