Clients will work directly with their attorney throughout the duration of their case.
Experienced Houston, Texas, DWI Defense Lawyer
A conviction for a first-time class B misdemeanor DWI in Texas can mean a significant fine and jail time up to six months. A conviction for a felony DWI can mean losing your freedom for up to two years. If you have been charged with DWI in Texas, you are not alone. Thousands of good, hard-working people will be charged with drunk driving this year. It seems that arresting people for driving while intoxicated has become a priority for police department throughout the state.
At the Law Firm of Bires Schaffer & DeBorde, we provide aggressive defense for people charged with DWI and face driver's license suspension. Our trial attorneys have the experience you need for protecting your rights and helping you fight to avoid the harshest penalties that can result from a conviction.
First offense, Class B Misdemeanor penalties up to:
$2000 fine; six months jail; monthly supervisory fee; 100 hours community service
Second offense Class A Misdemeanor penalties up to:
$4000 fine; one year jail; 200 hours service; two years suspended license
Third offense, third-degree felony penalties up to:
$10,000 fine; 10 years prison; 600 hours services; two years suspended license
DWI charges are serious, and we prepare a serious trial defense
We know that the prosecutor's case often relies on the arresting police officer's evidence of what he thought he saw and why he pulled you over. We are not a plea bargain law firm. Our trial attorneys prepare your DWI case to win in a jury trial. Prosecutors know that they are faced with a serious challenge to produce substantial evidence to support their case. We challenge everything about the arrest and evidence, from probable cause, to field and breath-test results.
We handle every part of your DWI defense case:
- DWI defense
- Drivers license suspension
- Vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter defense
- Refused breath test or blood test
- Provisional drivers license reinstatement
- Driving on suspended license
- Speeding ticket, reckless driving violations
Whether this is your first DWI charge, or you have been charged and convicted in the past, we offer the experienced representation you need for protecting your rights and your future. Contact us right away to schedule a consultation about your charges. We will meet at your home or the police station.