Experienced DUI/DWI Defense
DWI charges are some of the most common criminal offenses filed, but for many people who face these charges, there is nothing common about the ordeal. For many people, a DUI/DWI arrest and prosecution marks the first time they have ever experienced the criminal justice system up close and personal. It can be a very frightening experience. For this reason, you should enlist a DWI defense attorney to build your DUI/DWI defense immediately.
Under Texas law, a first-offense DWI is considered a Class B misdemeanor. Conviction can bring a jail sentence of up to 180 days and a fine of up to $2,000. You can also have your driving privileges suspended, which can make it difficult or impossible to get to work, go to the store or do all the thousands of things we Texans rely upon our cars to do.
What’s more, being convicted on the charges means that you will have a conviction on your permanent record. The penalties get harsher with every subsequent offense. A third offense is considered a felony, meaning that you could face more than a year behind bars. Even after serving your time, your status as a felon will hurt your chances of finding employment or even housing.
Fighting For Your Future
With so much at stake, it is important to have the help of a lawyer who is experienced in DWI defense.
At the Tyler, Texas, office of John Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C., DWI defense is all we do, and we do it well. We help people with a variety of issues related to DUI/DWI defense, such as:
- DWI first offense
- Repeat offenses
- Suspended license
- Intoxicated assault
- Intoxicated manslaughter
By concentrating on DWI defense, we have learned not only the law, but the procedures and strategies that can help you to fight for your future.
We have also learned that every case is unique, just as every client is unique. A cookie-cutter approach to DWI defense won’t work. To properly represent you, we have to tailor our approach to your exact circumstances.
Enlist Our DWI Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested on DWI charges, it’s important to get started on your defense right away. Call John Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C., at 903-596-9696. You can also contact us by email. We represent people from Tyler, Texas, Smith County and statewide.