Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)



Skilled Attorneys Fighting Serious DWI Consequences

In Texas, a DWI is treated much more harshly than violations of similar levels. The penalties, including probation and fines, are more serious than other kinds of charges, and a conviction for DWI is permanently on your criminal record. With such serious consequences, you need a skilled attorney who will tackle your charges head-on. The Fort Worth DWI lawyers at the Schneider Law Firm, P.C., provide aggressive, passionate, client-driven representation for people charged with DWI.

Texas Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers

A drunk driving charge in Texas may involve one of two separate crimes.

  • DUI, or driving under the influence, is a crime charged against individuals under the age of 21 who operate a motor vehicle with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system.
  • DWI, or driving while intoxicated, means the state is accusing you of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration that is greater than a certain amount, regardless of your age.

You have a right to remain silent and to refuse to take field sobriety tests if you have been pulled over for DWI. If you are not comfortable with the test, politely refuse and tell the officer that you would like to speak to your attorney.

The penalties for a DWI depend on whether you have had previous drunk driving-related convictions. For a first offense, the penalty may involve up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. If you have multiple convictions, you face more significant penalties, including a felony charge for a third offense. You also face significant collateral penalties, including license suspensions.

Whether the charge is your first or a multiple offense, you can rely on our law firm to dig into the details of your case. We will review evidence in your case and determine whether we can challenge the police stop or other evidence in your case. We are not afraid to go to trial, but we will also look for alternative resolutions that work for your situation.

Contact Schneider Law Firm Today

If you are charged with DWI, do not let valuable time slip by while you wait for your first court date. The time before your first court date is critical for gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and requesting an administrative license revocation hearing. Call us today at 817-755-1852 or contact us online.