The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates and staff are here to answer any questions you or your family may have if you’re facing prosecution for a 3rd DWI offense in Texas. 3 time DWI offenders are considered felons, and are prosecuted as such in the Harris County criminal justice system in Houston.
Houston DWI Lawyer Tad A. Nelson has stood firm for the rights of the accused during the 24+ year span of his career as a criminal defense lawyer, continues to do so, and is willing to hear about the details of your case as he and Amber Spurlock thoroughly review the accusations law enforcement officers made against you.
Criminal Charge Reduction
In some cases where a person is charged with a 3rd DWI we can get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor level. The likelihood of being granted a criminal charge reduction on a 3rd DWI is contingent on the details of the case in addition to your criminal background (with regard to the frequency of any previous DWI offenses that may be present).
Consequences if Convicted of DWI in Houston
If you’re convicted of DWI a third time in Texas, and charged as a felon, you’ll face criminal penalties under 3rd Degree Felony guidelines.
- You may be assessed a fine not to exceed 10,000,00.
- You may be sentenced to a jail term of 2-10 Years TDCJ.
- Your Texas Drivers License will be under suspension of a period of 180 days to 2 years. The suspension period begins after your release form prison.
A criminal charge reduction opens the door for your case to be reclassified with penalties equal to that of a 2nd DWI, or to be more formal, a Class A Misdemeanor.
Avoiding Jail/Probation in Houston
You can avoid a prison term for a 3rd offense DWI in Texas. Houston DWI defense lawyer Tad Nelson may be able to petition the court and gain a probationary agreement for your situation.
There are a number of circumstances that are attached to probation for a 3rd DWI which include the requirement of your attendance in various alcohol treatments programs and community service assignments, a community service requirement, and, among others, a requirement for breath machine to be installed on your vehicle, provided that we’ve obtained an occupational license for you as your Texas Drivers License will be suspended.
Also, you may have to serve some jail time, but not a full prison term.
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates Can Help!
3rd Offense DWI offenses are generally felony crimes, but can be prosecuted as misdemeanor cases depending on a number of circumstances. One of the most common questions the court takes interest in, when making a determination of whether or not to prosecute a 3rd DWI offense as a misdemeanor or felony, is the length of time between the current and former DWI offense(s).
If you’re facing criminal prosecution for a 3rd DWI offense, and you want the help of an attorney who knows how to fight such criminal charges, contact The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates in Houston at 713-802-1631.
YOU MIGHT BE INNOCENT, under the law.