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At the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard, we seek to protect the rights of the criminally accused throughout Texas. We recognize the fact that if you are facing criminal charges, chances are that you are scared, nervous, and unsure of where to turn. Look to a criminal lawyer for the legal advocate you deserve. We can discuss the details of your case during a free case review.
Call our office at (254) 220-4225 or contact us online to begin a free initial consultation with a criminal attorney in Killeen.
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At the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard, our criminal defense attorneys treat our clients with compassion, while aggressively representing their rights in and out of the courtroom.
We have defended a variety of offenses, including:
- Drug Offenses
- Bond Hearings
- Juvenile Crimes
- State Offenses
It is important to act quickly after an arrest and retain representation from a practiced criminal attorney. It is beneficial to have someone speaking on your behalf to help prevent self-incrimination. There is no cost associated with your initial case evaluation so you have nothing to lose by contacting our law firm. Reach out to a Killeen criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
What is DWI in Texas?
If you are driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this is considered to be a DWI in Texas. “DUI” is commonly used interchangeably, however, the charge in Texas is “Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). This is if the person has a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or over. A person may also be impaired due to drugs regardless of BAC.
Penalties for DWI in Texas
In Texas, if you are the driver or passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for simply having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. If you are stopped for DWI -- the penalties are even more serious.
If you refuse to take a blood or breath test, your driver’s license will be suspended for 180 days. The penalties for DWI is different depending on your number of convictions:
- A fine up to $2,000.
- 3 - 180 days in jail.
- Driver’s license suspension for up to a year.
- An annual fee of $1,000 - $2,000 for 3 years to retain your driver’s license.
- A fine up to $4,000.
- 1 month to a year in jail.
- Driver’s license suspension for up to 2 years.
- An annual fee of $1,000; $1,500; or $2,000 for 3 years to retain your diver’s license.
If you get two or more convictions within 5 years, you are required to install an ignition interlock which prevents drivers from operating the vehicle while impaired by alcohol. You must blow into the device and if your breath alcohol level exceeds the accepted level, the vehicle will not start.
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For High-Quality Criminal Defense in Killeen – Call (254) 220-4225
Our Killeen criminal attorneys are truly passionate about protecting the rights of the arrested throughout Texas. It is our goal to provide a straightforward approach to your defense, allowing you to breathe easier knowing that you have someone fighting for your best interests. We defend those who have been arrested in Killeen and Bell County.
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Learn More about Criminal defense with the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard
There are so many details that go into whether or not a person is guilty of committing a crime. Hear more about criminal defense cases from attorney Brett Pritchard and Ryan Lawton, a former prosecutor. For the right advice in your situation, reach out to a criminal defense lawyer in Killeen.
Facing criminal charges? Learn more about our Criminal Defense practice and how we can help protect you.
We've helped thousands in Bell County. Set up a consultation with a Killeen criminal defense attorney at no cost to you. Call (254) 220-4225.
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