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Aggravated DWI Defense In Texas

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) refers to when you get caught operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit. However, aggravated DWI involves special factors that intensify the offense. An experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer can help you better understand your options and address the challenges of your case.

At The Law Offices of James Angelino, I have years of experience representing clients in Dallas and across Texas. I understand the inner workings of the Texas criminal justice system and will work to defend you against aggravated DWI charges. As a former police officer and certified peace officer, I understand how law enforcement operates and can effectively challenge the evidence against you.

What Is An Aggravated DWI?

Unlike a DWI, which typically involves driving with a BAC above the legal limit, an aggravated DWI encompasses additional factors that escalate the severity of the offense. These factors may include:

  • High BAC
  • Causing injury/death
  • Multiple prior DWIs
  • Minor passenger
  • Open alcohol containers

I work to refute the prosecution’s case by meticulously examining the circumstances of your arrest and the validity of the traffic stop and chemical testing.

What Are The Penalties For Aggravated DWI?

In Texas, aggravated DWI is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, a jail term of up to 180 days and a driver’s license suspension for up to a year. Others include:

  • BAC over 0.15%: Penalty up to $4,000, one-year jail term.
  • Second DWI charge: Penalty up to $4,000, one-year jail term.
  • Causing serious injury while impaired: Penalty up to $10,000, ten years in prison.
  • Death from drunk driving: Penalty up to $10,000, twenty years in prison.

Since jail time is mandatory, you need a lawyer to relentlessly protect your rights and strive for the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact The Law Offices of James Angelino Today

I am attorney James Angelino, and I offer the strongest possible defense to all my clients. If you’re charged with aggravated DWI, call Call or email to schedule your free consultation.