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Conroe Felony DWI Attorneys

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Skilled Lawyers for Felony DWI Charges in Montgomery County

All DWI charges should be taken seriously, since a conviction can affect nearly every part of a person's life, including their finances, their ability to drive for work or personal purposes, and their overall freedom. When a first or second DWI offense results in misdemeanor charges, a person may face thousands of dollars in fines, the loss of their driver's license, and days, weeks, or months in jail. However, when DWI is charged as a felony, the penalties of a conviction will be even more severe, and they may affect a person for years to come or even the rest of their life.

Because of the serious nature of felony charges, it is crucial for anyone in this situation to secure representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. The team at Pullan & Young has provided legal help to many people in cases involving aggravated DWI and other felony charges. As former prosecutors, we understand the complexities involved in these cases and the methods that may be used to defend against accusations of intoxicated driving or related offenses. We work to help our clients determine the ideal defense strategies, which may include seeking a dismissal of charges, negotiating agreements in which charges may be reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, or determining whether alternative sentencing options may be available. Our goal is to help our clients move forward with their lives free from the burden of a felony conviction.

When Can DWI Be Charged as a Felony in Texas?

In general, any DWI charges in which a person had two previous convictions for intoxicated driving will be classified as third degree felonies, and a conviction may result in a sentence of two to 10 years in prison. However, felony charges may also apply in other types of DWI cases, including:

  • DWI with a child passenger - If a child under the age of 15 was in the vehicle at the time a person allegedly drove while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the driver may be charged with a state jail felony. This type of felony carries a sentence of between six months and two years in jail.
  • Intoxication assault - Drivers who are intoxicated may become involved in motor vehicle accidents, such as collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists. If an accident results in someone's serious bodily injury, this may be considered a form of assault. Serious injuries that may result in felony charges include any forms of bodily harm that led to permanent disfigurement, resulted in the loss or impairment of an internal organ, or otherwise put someone at risk of being killed. This offense is a third degree felony.
  • Intoxication manslaughter - If a driver accidentally caused someone's death while they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may face second degree felony charges. A second degree felony conviction will result in a minimum prison sentence of two years and a maximum of 20 years.
  • DWI resulting in injury to a firefighter or EMT - If an accident occurred while a person was intoxicated, and a firefighter or emergency medical technician who was providing services to someone on the side of the road or in other locations suffered serious bodily harm, the driver may be charged with a second degree felony.
  • DWI resulting in injury to a police officer - A person who caused an accident that led to a serious bodily injury to a police officer who was on duty or acting in an official capacity may be charged with a first degree felony, and if convicted, they may be sentenced to between five and 99 years in prison.

Contact Our Conroe, TX Felony DWI Lawyers

The criminal defense lawyers at Pullan & Young understand the complexities of felony DWI cases, and we work to help our clients determine the ideal defense strategies based on a client's specific situation. If you need assistance defending against DWI charges, contact us today at 936-647-1540 to arrange your free initial consultation.

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