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DWI: First Offense

Accused of a Crime?

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It May Be Possible To Get Your Case Dismissed.

The majority of individuals we meet with at our law firm are good people who are guilty of nothing more than making a simple mistake. Usually, these simple mistakes stem from the misuse of alcohol or being accused of such by law enforcement officers in Galveston & Galveston County.

In fact, most of the defendants under our legal counsel for 1st-Time DWI Offenses have never committed a crime in their entire lives. However, somehow they’ve found themselves staring down the barrel of the criminal justice system for allegedly driving on Texas roadways while allegedly intoxicated from alcohol.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges for DWI in Galveston, our law firm has extensive experience defending people with such charges. We obtain favorable results for our clients with DWI-related criminal charges on a regular basis.

If you need to talk with an experienced defense attorney regarding DWI or other criminal charges in Galveston County, TX, call Attorneys Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock today at 409-904-0075 or send us a quick message using the contact form.

About First-Time DWI Offenses

For persons charged with DWI for the first time in the State of Texas, the offense is classified as a Class B Misdemeanor. In most cases, the convicted party may serve no additional jail time.

Usually, the judge will give the defendant credit for the time they served after their arrest, or “time served” which limits additional jail time. However, there may be other penalties imposed, which range from monetary fines to Community Supervision assignments.

Potential Criminal Penalties

Fine: Up to 2000.00
Jail Time: 72 Hours to 180 Days
Other Penalties: Texas Driver License Suspension, Community Service

In most cases, the convicted party will be granted probation by the presiding judge rather than jail time. Terms of the probationary sentence can entail any requirements the judge sees fit.

Community Supervision terms (probation) can include not violating any other laws, reporting to a probation officer on a periodic basis, pay any and all due monetary fines in a timely manner, a restriction from bars, nightclubs, or environments where indulging in alcoholic beverages is commonplace. The judge may even require that you attend DWI education and prevention classes.

To tell the truth about it, it’s much better to beat the case outright, but probation beats jail.

Accused of DWI in Galveston County?

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

If you have an upcoming court date in Galveston County, TX for a DWI related criminal offense and need to consult with an experienced DWI lawyer in Galveston, contact our legal team immediately.

Tad Nelson is a Board Certified® Texas criminal law attorney who practices DWI defense as a specialty area of law requiring a unique skillset.

Due to the chemical evidence involved in DWI cases, it’s best to have legal representation with the training and knowledge to effectively challenge blood draws and biochemical evidence in the court of law.

If you’re serious about protecting your future and defending your rights, call our office immediately to schedule a meeting. Our phone number is 409-904-0075.

Overview of 1st DWI Offenses in Texas

Galveston DWI Lawyer Tad Nelson