If you are one of the more than 70,000 Texans arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) each year, you may have considered just pleading guilty in order to avoid not only the cost and uncertainty of trial, but also the embarrassment of having friends and co-workers find out.
Resist that temptation and contact the Frisco DWI attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC, immediately.
Pleading guilty to a DWI charge exposes you to a variety of possible penalties, including:
- Up to 180 days in jail
- Imposition of up to a $2,000 fine
- Driver’s license suspension, which can negatively impact your ability to get to your job or school
And that is only for a first offense. Conviction on a second DWI charge includes the possibility of:
- Up to one year in jail
- Up to a $4,000 fine
- License suspension
Penalties for a third conviction are harsher still:
- A minimum of 2 years in prison, up to a maximum of 10
- Up to a $10,000 fine
Pleading guilty to a DWI charge now sets the stage for the imposition of harsher penalties if you are arrested and charged with additional counts of DWI in the future. Suddenly, pleading guilty just to make it go away doesn’t seem like such a wise decision.
The Frisco DWI attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas understand the fear that accompanies being arrested and charged with a DWI. Don’t let fear be the motivating factor behind a decision that can have a long-lasting impact.
Our unique team approach to handling DWI cases ensures that you are getting the best defense possible. Our attorneys collaborate on all DWI cases, so at any one time you may have up to five experienced Frisco DWI attorneys analyzing your case, even though you are only being charged for one. We recognize the serious impact each DWI case can have on our clients’ lives, and we treat each case with the seriousness it deserves.
Frisco DWI Attorneys Working for You
Driving while intoxicated is a serious charge with serious consequences – hefty fines, lengthy jail time, and even a suspended license. Resist the initial urge to plead guilty just to make it all go away and pick up the phone instead. The Frisco DWI attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas will review the facts of your case and help you make an informed decision about the best way to fight the charges against you. Contact our Frisco office toll-free at (877) 538-8640 to schedule your free initial consultation.