Texas DWI Felony Lawyer
A Texas DWI conviction can have lasting adverse consequences for your life, regardless of how it is charged. But when a Texas DWI is charged as a felony, the consequences are far more severe. According to Texas DWI laws, multiple DWI convictions result in lengthy prison time, expensive fines, license suspensions, and a permanent mark on your criminal record. When you hire a Texas DWI felony lawyer from our law firm, you can feel confident you will receive the highest quality DWI defense possible.
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At Soyars & Morgan Law, our Texas DWI felony lawyers are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than 30 years of experience in Texas, our DWI lawyers have a comprehensive knowledge of Texas DWI laws to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
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DWI 3rd or More
In Texas, if you have two or more DWI offenses that you served community supervision or did jail time on, you will be charged with a third degree felony Driving While Intoxicated offense. On a third degree DWI felony offense in Texas, you can receive 2-10 years of prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Those defendants receiving community supervision, instead of prison time, are required to serve a mandatory 30 days in jail as a condition of community supervision. They will also likely have to complete an inpatient treatment program. Additionally, the judge will suspend your drivers license from 180 days up to 2 years if convicted, and require ignition interlock be installed on any car you operate while you are on community supervision.
A conviction for a felony DWI 3rd or more has serious consequences that will impact you long after you have finished your sentence. A convicted felon may not vote, or serve on a jury or a grand jury. If you are successful on probation, these rights could be restored by the judge if requested promptly upon the completion of community supervision. Convicted felons cannot hold public office and you will not be able to possess a firearm for five years after you complete probation or are off parole if you are sentenced to prison. There could also be immigration consequences as the result of the felony DWI conviction. You may not be able to hold some jobs if you are a convicted felon.
At Soyars & Morgan Law, our Texas DWI lawyers understand that you may have been coerced into taking a plea on your previous convictions. In Texas, we often see two previous convictions for DWI’s on the same date. An inexperienced lawyer may convince you to take pleas on both, as they are scared to fight them. At Soyars & Morgan Law, we will look at the prior convictions, and we will ensure the state even has felony jurisdiction as the first step in our fight.
CAN YOU GET PROBATION FOR A THIRD DWI IN TEXAS?
Texas law does allow for felony probation. While a third offense DWI carries a minimum prison term of two years, it is possible that the bulk of your prison sentence will be served through probation. You will only have to serve the full prison term if you violate the terms of your plea agreement. One benefit of hiring an experienced Texas DWI Felony lawyer is that he or she will have first-hand knowledge of what the specifics of a typical plea agreement might look like.
While a plea bargain might make sense in some cases, it isn’t always the best in most cases. Some Texas DWI felony lawyers are content pushing their clients into plea deals, taking their money, and keeping the conveyor belt of easy plea agreements rolling. Ashley Morgan is not one of those attorneys. Ashley Morgan is a trial attorney who prepares every case for litigation. She is battle-tested and knows first-hand what it takes to prevail in a Texas DWI case.
Our Texas DWI Lawyers at Soyars & Morgan Law can review your case and determine all of your legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Our Texas law firm is confident that we can either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether. Let us protect your rights so you can get your life back on the right track. We can help with DWI felony cases in San Antonio and beyond.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation with our Texas DWI felony lawyers today.