Skilled Defense When You Are Arrested For DUI

DUI charges are some of the most common criminal charges in Texas — but they can also be some of the most serious. In addition to fines and time in jail or prison, you may lose your license for up to two years, impacting your ability to drive to work or provide for your family.

When you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, you should never attempt to defend yourself. The attorneys at Shelander Law Offices in Beaumont is passionate about defending your rights and securing the best possible outcome in your case.

What Are The Penalties For A DUI Charge In Texas?

Texas takes drunk driving very seriously. Even if this is your first offense and you are barely over the legal limit, you will be facing large fines and potential jail time if you are convicted. Below are some of the potential penalties for DUI in Texas:

  • First offense: Up to $2,000 in fines, 180 days in jail and two years of license suspension
  • Second offense: Up to $4,000 in fines, one year in jail and two years of license suspension
  • Third offense: Up to $10,000 in fines, 10 years in state prison and two years of license suspension

Additionally, you may need to place an ignition interlock device on your car, and have to take a DWI education course. These penalties can also all be amplified under certain circumstances, such as if you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15 or higher, or if you injure another person as a result of your drunk driving.

A DUI Defense Lawyer Who Truly Cares For Your Case

We have represented Texans for over 40 years, and our attorneys continue to work with clients personally to help them through their most difficult legal challenges. We will not rest until we are sure we secured you the best outcome we could — often reducing or eliminating the charges against you.

We offer free initial consultations to get started, and flexible payment options so you can afford the quality defense you deserve. Call 409-234-1479 to begin talking to us about your case, or reach out online to schedule your consultation.