The State of Texas has some of the most stringent DWI laws in the country. For example, even a first DWI, but with a child 14 or younger in the vehicle, is a felony. Whatever the nature of your DWI arrest, capable legal representation is important.
15 Days From Date Of Arrest
It's important to note that after a DWI arrest, one has just 15 days to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing, or you will automatically lose your license. At the hearing, the administrative law judge has to either revoke one's license for the required time period, or suspend the revocation requirement. There is no middle ground. Even first time DWI arrests will no child in the vehicle will typically result in license revocations of 90 days or 180 days.
Some Of The Possible Consequences
Here is just a partial list of the potential damaging effects of a DWI conviction. Concerns can extend well beyond possible fines and jail time. And the fines, fees, and surcharges alone can run into the many thousands of dollars, totals can exceed $8000. Even a first DWI conviction not only carries a fine, but a $1000 annual surcharge for each of the first three years following conviction. A blood alcohol level of 0.15 or higher doubles that amount, even for a first DWI offense.
Most are not surprised to hear that automobile insurance costs will increase after a DWI . However, most don't comprehend just how much the higher rates might be, or for how long such raised rates will be charged. Rate hikes of more than 50 percent are common. In some cases, rates can more than double. Furthermore, the cancellation a driver's auto policy is a distinct possibility.
Every DWI conviction in Texas requires the completion of either a DWI Alcohol Intervention Program or a DWI Alcohol Education Program.
The financial and emotional stakes are high in DWI cases. A capable defense will offer better peace of mind during what can be a harrowing and uncertain time. Consider the 15 years of DWI representation that Atty. Herman Martinez offers. Consider the benefit of having that kind of expertise on your side.
The Martinez Law Firm
3730 Kirby Dr #909,
Houston, TX 77098