What Impacts the Outcome of a DWI Charge

What Impacts the Outcome of a DWI Charge?

The state of Texas takes drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs very seriously. Being charged with a DUI can affect your freedom, ability to drive, criminal record, and more. Many job applicants will be required to submit to a background check where this charge can make you be seen as a high risk, not to mention you will face license suspension, and soaring insurance premiums.

So, what impacts the outcome of your DWI/DUI charge?

  • How Many Times You Have Been Arrested: If this is your first DWI/DUI charge, you have a higher likelihood of being able to walk away without a DUI conviction, Your DUI attorney can try to help you avoid doing jail time and get away with community service and probation. However, if this is not your first DUI offense, the chances of getting away without jail time are much lower. Working with an experienced attorney can help you to minimize the consequences of your actions and move forward without crippling affects.
  • If A Child Is In The Car: Having a child in the vehicle at the time of your DUI arrest will immediately up the consequences of your charge. Texas court rooms do not play around with child endangerment, if you are arrested for DWI with child under the age of 15 in the car, it is a state jail felony. You may be sentenced anywhere between 180 days to two years in a state jail facility with a fine of up to $10,000 and a suspension of driving privileges.
  • Speeding or Reckless Driving: If you are caught speeding while driving under the influence this may result in what is called a sentencing enhancement. This means the standard DUI sentence you would typically face will increase in severity due to the additional danger.


If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, reach out to our law firm today. Attorney Lanease Fuller has nearly thirty years of experience representing her clients and helping them fight criminal charges. We understand you are not a bad person just because you have been caught committing a crime. Let us work with you to help eliminate long term consequences associated with DWI/DUI charges in Texas.

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Attorney Fuller is a seasoned attorney with nearly three decades of experience representing a wide range of clients. This includes individuals who have suffered an injury due to another’s actions, individuals facing criminal charges, those who have been arrested for DWI, individuals who have found themselves in a civil litigation dispute, and those looking for legal guidance in business.

After filling out a client intake form, Attorney Lanease D. Fuller will take appropriate action in your case to help you get the results you are looking for. This includes but not limited to gathering evidence, going to trial, and earning a settlement that is appropriate for your specific situation. Reach out to us today to take the first step towards settling your case.


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