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Driving While Intoxicated

For a first-time DWI, you may be charged with a Class B or Class A misdemeanor. A Class B DWI could result in fines of up to $2,000 and up to 6 months in jail. If your blood alcohol percentage (BAC) was over .15 at the time of arrest, you could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor which could result in fines of up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail. Along with having a criminal record, you may be forced to attend a DWI education program and serve out other sentences such as having an ignition interlock, restricted or revoked driving privileges, and treatment programs.

Intoxication means not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances or any other substance into the body; or having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.

A conviction for a DWI can have severe consequences for months or even years. A number of defenses can be raised depending on the facts of each case. It is a good idea to speak to an attorney as soon as you can. Contact us for a free consultation!