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Felony DWI Lawyer in Plano, TX

Implications of a Felony DWI Case

Due to the dangerous nature of driving while intoxicated (DWI), the state of Texas has very harsh and strict laws to punish those who attempt to drive while drunk. First and second offenses are considered to be misdemeanors. Although penalties for misdemeanors can be rough, the ones for felonies are far worse. A third or consequent DWI offense is considered a third degree felony (first degree being the worst).

If convicted of a DWI felony, a person could face the following:

  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • Imprisonment in the state penitentiary for 2 to 10 years
  • A deep lung air device installed in their vehicle
  • 160 to 600 hours of community service
  • License suspension for 180 days to 2 years

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Intoxication Assault & Manslaughter: DWI Felonies

Penalties escalate if an accident involving serious injury or death is caused by the drunk driver. If only injury is caused, the drunk driver could be convicted of intoxication assault-a third degree felony. However, if a person is accidentally killed by an intoxicated driver, it is a vehicular manslaughter, which could result in:

  • A fine of up to $10,000 fine
  • Imprisonment for 2 to 20 years
  • 240 to 800 hours of community service

Also, Texas holds to the Three Strikes law, meaning that three felony convictions could result in a life sentence in prison. If you or someone you know has been wrongfully charged with a DWI and are facing a felony conviction, don't wait to hire an attorney who can defend you. It is vital to have a skilled attorney in order to prove your innocence. Speak with a practiced Collin County DWI attorney immediately.

Looking for an attorney for felony DWI defense in Collin County?

As the DWI Trial Guy™, I have handled hundreds of DWI trial cases over the years. My success rate is high and my firm has received top-notch honors from reputable sources, such as Super Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell® and Avvo®. Learn more for yourself by scheduling a consultation as soon as possible. With my knowledge and aggressive defense, you could save yourself from a wrongful DWI felony conviction.

  • Recognition

    For Skill & Commitment

    I have been given the honor of inclusion on the list of Texas' Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star

    About Troy P. Burleson [+]
  • Guidance

    From a Knowledgeable Attorney

    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

    Top 10 DWI Mistakes [+]
  • Real Results

    That Changed Lives

    I have consistently won over 70% of the cases I represent. Read about my victories!

    Case Results [+]
  • Contact Us

    Request a Consultation

    You only have 15 days to save your license! Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

    Start Your Defense [+]