Felony DWI Defense in Brazoria County
Understanding What Makes a DWI a Felony
Is a DWI a felony? It depends. In most cases, a DWI is considered to be a misdemeanor offense in the state of Texas—but not always. In fact, there are several situations and factors that can cause a felony to be elevated to a felony offense, which results in exponentially harsher penalties and longer-lasting consequences for the defendant.
Just some of the examples of felony DWI cases include the following:
- Third DWI Charge: Where a defendant is convicted of his or her third DWI.
- DWI with Child Passenger: Where a defendant is found to be drinking and driving with a child who is younger than 15 years of age in the car with him or her. This is considered to be a state jail felony.
- Intoxication Assault: Where a defendant causes serious bodily injury while drunk driving; in Texas, an injury is classified as a "serious bodily injury" when it has the significant risk of death, causes serious or permanent disfigurement, or damages a body part of an organ. This is a third-degree felony.
- Intoxication Manslaughter: Where a defendant kills another human being while drunk driving. This is considered to be a second-degree felony in the state of Texas.
Contact a DWI Attorney for Help Today
Have you been accused of felony DWI in Brazoria County, Galveston, or any of the surrounding areas? Are you looking for aggressive defense? If so, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez as soon as possible. With more than 20 years of legal experience, Attorney Gonzalez has the hands-on experience and knowledge needed to help protect your legal rights. He is known for his hard-hitting approach, and he is dedicated to helping his clients fight for their freedoms.
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