Williamson County Felony DWI Lawyer
Is a DWI a Felony?
DWI offenses in Texas are commonly charged as misdemeanors, but there are several cases where they can be aggravated to a felony offense. The various scenarios that could result in a felony DWI include:
- Two prior DWI convictions on record
- DWI with Child Passenger (Penal Code Section 49.045)
- Intoxication Assault (Penal Code Section 49.07)
- Intoxication Manslaughter (Penal Code Section 49.08)
Intoxication Assault is a DWI offense where the defendant causes serious bodily injury to another person. Intoxication Manslaughter is similar but the DWI offense results in the death of another person. This type of felony DWI is the least common, but holds very serious penalties if committed.
If you are facing a DWI charge, it is essential that you immediately seek legal counsel from an experienced Williamson County Felony DWI lawyer.
Felony DWI Penalties in Texas
The consequences for felony DWI offenses depend on the degree of felony. A third offense DWI as well as intoxication assault offenses are charged as third degree felonies. Intoxication manslaughter is more serious and is generally charged as a second degree felony.
The potential penalties you could be facing include:
Third Degree Felony:
- Between two and 10 years in jail
- Community service for between 160 and 600 hours
- License suspension for between 180 days and two years
- Additional fines
Second Degree Felony:
- Between two and 20 years in jail
- Additional fines
- Community service for between 240 and 800 hours
Proven Defense in Round Rock & Georgetown
The consequences for DWI with a Child Passenger is felony child endangerment in Texas. This could result in up to two years in jail, 180 day license suspension and a fine of up to $10,000. Fight against your felony DWI offense with the help of R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law.
We offer a free initial consultation, so contact our firm online or by phone at your earliest convenience to get started building a defense.
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