Skip to Content
Call Us Today! 832-900-9867
DWI Penalties Fierce Representation Paired with Passionate Service

DWI Penalties

Facing DWI Charges in Brazoria County, Galveston, or Beyond?

In Brazoria County, you will be charged with a DWI if you are pulled over and found with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. In the State of Texas, however, you may be considered impaired if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol—no matter what your BAC results show. Both of these charges carry harsh penalties and have serious consequences on your future. At the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez, it is our firm's goal to help everyone who seeks our assistance. If you were pulled over and are facing DWI charges, you must seek experienced legal assistance to ensure your future is not permanently hindered.

Schedule a consultation with a DWI attorney to view all your legal options if you are facing charges in Brazoria County.

Don't Let a Mistake Affect Your Future

DWI consequences in Texas can vary depending on several factors. Some of the determining factors include the type of license you have, if passengers were in your vehicle at the time you were pulled over, and if you were in an accident while you were intoxicated. If you have a child passenger in your vehicle when you are pulled over, you may be charged with an additional child endangerment charge.

You may also be charged with the following:

  • A fine as high as $10,000
  • Up to two years in a state jail
  • Driver's license suspension for up to 180 days

When you are stopped for suspected DWI, you are legally expected to take a blood or breath test. If you refuse said test, you can have your driver license suspended for a minimum of 180 days. You may also face a plethora of other penalties, depending on how many convictions you have had in the past.

If your license has been suspended due to a failed or refused breath test, you may be eligible to fight your license suspension. Schedule a case review!

First DWI Offense Penalties

In Texas, a first DWI offense is generally classified as a Class B misdemeanor. First offense penalties include a fine up to $2,000, up to 180 days in jail, your driver's license can be suspended for up to a year and an annual retention fee of up to $2,000 to keep your driver's license for 3 years.

If it is your second DWI defense, you may face the following penalties:

  • A fine up to $4,000
  • Anywhere from one month to one year in jail
  • Suspension of driver license for up to two years
  • An annual fee ranging anywhere from $1,000 - $2,000 for three years to keep your driver license

For your third offense, the penalties may include:

  • A fine up to $10,000
  • 2 – 10 years in prison
  • Suspension of driver license for up to two years
  • An annual fee ranging anywhere from $1,000 - $2,000 for three years to retain your driver license

If you have had two or more convictions within the past five years, you are also required to have a special ignition switch that prevents you from operating your vehicle if you have been drinking.

Let Our Firm Help You

We understand that mistakes happen but, we don't believe your future should be effected. Our DWI attorney will fight to restore your freedoms and future so you don't have to. Since 2000, our founding attorney has helped clients successfully fight their DWI cases. We are a dedicated, passionate firm that strives to help every person who seeks our assistance.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with our Brazoria County lawyer,
please contact our firm today!

5-Star Defense Read Real Reviews

At Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    I was charged with 2 felony cases (DWI & Evading) and my life had just turned upside down. I was looking to hire the best attorney in Brazoria County and everyone I talked to said Steve Gonzalez was the best. Through his hard work and persistence, he was able to prove my innocence. I wouldn't want my life in anyone else's hand except his.
    - Anonymous
    "Experienced and Respected"
    I am extremely grateful that Mr. Gonzalez represented me in my case. From the very beginning, he was very communicative and made me feel at ease. His legal assistants were also very kind and helpful throughout the process. He is a highly respected attorney whose reputation and expertise are phenomenal.
    - Anonymous
    "Could not have been better"
    Was arrested twice in a very short period for invalid license. I was unaware how seriously Brazoria County takes the charge. I was looking at a class A misdemeanor for the second offense and the state had not filed the first. I thought the best possible outcome could be time served and awaiting first offense but Mr Gonzalez got the second offense dropped to a Class C misdemeanor with $100 fine and no filing of the first case I had not even considered that possible in the outcome could not have been better.
    - Joe
    "Best Lawyer hands down! Your in good hands if you hire them"
    I was facing a very scary and very serious felony charge and I was innocent! Steve Gonzalez and Kristi fought and got no bill. When they tell you you’re in good hands, you if you don’t take their word for it please take mine! They got me my life back and I could never ever thank them enough for this. The best hands down.
    - Kevin
    "Best Lawyer hands down"
    Steve and his law firm are by far the best firm around. They were always in court on time and kept me informed throughout my 3-year process with Steve and his partner Kristina. He ended up getting my case dismissed after that long period. I would like to thank both of them for there and patience with my case it was money well spent and would definitely refer him to everybody.
    - Former Client
    "Great Attorney"
    Kristi is fantastic. I recommend her to anyone that needs a DWI attorney. She is knowledgeable and informative. If you want to win the case hire Kristi.
    - Former Client
    "One of the Greatest"
    Steve O. Gonzales took the time and effort to navigate through and precisely take care of what needed to be done. He doesn't hold back and goes all out. Most definitely worth the money. He is a good man with good values. Doesn't take any B.S. from the court or the client. Honesty gets Excellent Results.
    - Sean
    "Phenomenal Lawyers!"
    I cannot stress enough how highly I recommend this law firm. Recently, I found myself in a challenging situation with a DWI and unlawfully carrying weapon case. However, with the expertise and support of Kristina King, I was able to prove my innocence and have the cases dismissed. During the entire process, Kristina was an exceptional guide. She provided me with invaluable assistance, was incredibly informative, and showcased her extensive knowledge in the field. I genuinely cannot thank her enough for all her hard work. Even though most of my interaction was with Kristina, I must say, Steve and Kristina make an excellent team. I can confidently say that Steve and his associates are highly regarded as the best lawyers. I feel truly fortunate to have had such an amazing team on my side, and I will forever be grateful to the law office of Steve O. Gonzalez. Thank you!
    - Former Client

Put Experience On Your Side Why Choose Us?

  • More than 5,000 Clients Helped Since Start of the Firm
  • Serving Spanish-Speaking Clients
  • Certified in Breath Tests, Blood Tests and SFSTs
  • Former Brazoria County Assistant District Attorney
  • Aggressive & Passionate Legal Representation
  • Over 32 Years Representing The Accused

Let's Get Started Contact Us Today!

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy