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Arrested for DWI for the First Time?

Being arrested for DWI is never a good thing, but no arrest can compare to the very first DWI that a driver gets. DWI's can occur at any time when an individual makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol. While some drunk-drivers may be seriously intoxicated and are thus a great cause for concern to anyone on the road, others are stopped by overzealous law enforcement officers who became suspicious over something as trivial and innocent as a slight veer into a lane, or a slow turn through an intersection. Your DWI attorney can listen to the events surrounding your case to help make the right determination as to whether your case can succeed.

While the penalties for a first time DWI may not be nearly as harsh as multiple DWI offenses, this does not imply that they are not severe. Those convicted on a first-time offense are found guilty of a class B misdemeanor with fines up to $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail. License suspension can range anywhere from 3 months to a full year. Probation is a potential alternative to incarceration and while it may require a lot of work in terms of community service, reporting to probation officers, attending DWI classes and other obligations, it is surely preferred to spending time in jail.

Quality Legal Assistance for First-Time DWI Offenders

The Samuelson Law Firm has worked for nearly 15 years to serve the interests of those who have been accused of DWI throughout Houston and Harris County, Texas. My name is Chris, and as the founder of this firm, I can personally attest that you will be hard-pressed to find a staff of professionals most dedicated to the task of achieving your innocence. We can build a defense strategy based on your account of the events as well as official documentation in order to establish doubt of any BAC tests administered in addition to any common, yet detrimental errors that may have been committed by law enforcement during arrest and even into trial. I put myself in the shoes of every client who enlists my services, and because of that, I will fight until every possible opportunity is explored to ensure your success by potentially minimizing or dropping your charges completely.

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