If you have been arrested for a
DWI or DUI, no doubt you are worried about the charges and penalties you could be
facing. One question our College Station DWI lawyer gets asked often is,
“Will I be charged with a felony for this?” Of course, the
answer really depends on the details of your case.
Factors that Impact a Felony Charge
One factor that determines the severity of a DWI charge is the number of
previous DWI or DUI convictions the defendant has on his or her record. In Texas, a first-time DWI charge
is classified as a Class B Misdemeanor, and a second time DWI charge is
classified as a Class A Misdemeanor. If you are charged with a third time
DWI offense, you could be facing a 3rd Degree Felony.
Other factors that could cause your DWI charge to be a felony level offense include:
Driving a vehicle with a minor younger than 15 years old while intoxicated
Causing serious bodily injury to another individual due to a car accident
while driving intoxicated. This is called
intoxicated assault and is classified as a 3rd Degree Felony.
How a DUI Lawyer Can Help
If you are facing a felony-level DWI or DUI charge, it is imperative to
seek legal counsel from an experienced defense attorney. At The Law Office
of Shane Phelps, P.C., our law firm works diligently to reduce the charges
and punishments of our clients, often lowering them from felony level
offenses to misdemeanors or even lifting the charges completely. Retaining
a quality and committed DWI defense lawyer is always in your best interest
if you desire protection for your rights and your future. If you or your
loved one has been arrested,
contact our firm today, and we can begin fighting your charges.
Get started today and call us at (979) 773-7028. We are ready and willing
to begin your case!