Having a minor present while driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol will result in an immediate arrest and transport to jail. The child will likely be remanded to Child Protective Services or an immediate relative, and this is the beginning of the complications.
Attorney Amber Spurlock has over 10 years of solid experience fighting DWI and other criminal charges for defendants in Galveston County. We invite you to contact us at 409-765-5614 if you need experienced legal counsel on your side.
DWI Child Passenger Cases & Texas Law
Defendants facing drunk driving charges with the added component of a child being present will face State Jail Felony charges regardless of whether or it’s a first DWI offense or not.
Criminal Penalties if Convicted
If convicted of DWI w/Child-Passenger, you’ll will face penalties that fall under State Jail Felony guidelines. State Jail Felony convictions carry a prison sentence that ranges from a period of 6 months to 2 years, a fine of up to 10,000.00, and mandatory Texas Driver License suspension period that can last up to two years.
Other penalties will include a criminal record of the offense/conviction which can cause difficulties for you long after you’ve paid your debt to society. Fighting conviction is worth the effort.
An Experienced Defense Attorney
A Lawyer That’s Dedicated to DWI Cases
Attorney Amber Spurlock and our legal-team are always interested in answering questions for people being pursued for criminal charges by the government.
If you live in or near Galveston County, TX, and you’re looking for an attorney to represent you on a difficult DWI charge, call us at 409-765-5614.