Houston Police Arrest More Than 30 Drivers on Alleged DWI Charges in February

According to a recent Chronicle article, Houston police arrested over 30 drivers on suspected felony driving while intoxicated charges during the month of February. The particular charges for each individual varied, depending on the circumstances. Some drivers had two or more previous DWI arrests or arrests on similar charges, whereas some drivers face aggravated DWI charges due to allegedly having a child in the vehicle at the time of the arrest or committing assault in the commission of the DWI. Overall, law enforcement authorities arrested two drivers on intoxication manslaughter charges, five drivers on DWI with a child in the vehicle, 29 drivers on DWI – third offense or more, and one driver on intoxication assault.

Particularly for those drivers who have previous convictions for DWI or related criminal offenses, the repercussions of another conviction can be quite severe. A DWI conviction can have long-lasting consequences for your ability to drive, your career, your pocketbook, and, in some cases, your freedom. Even for a first-time DWI conviction, you will face penalties that can include suspension of your driver’s license, yearly surcharges of $1,000 for three years following your conviction, a period of probation, along with monthly probation fees, court costs, drug/alcohol evaluations, mandatory education classes and counseling, increased insurance rates, and even jail time.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to defend against DWI charges under Texas law. From challenging the situation that led to your initial traffic stop to the results of your breath test, we can evaluate your case, investigate the facts, and devise the best strategy to fighting your criminal charges.

Whether you are facing a first-time DWI, a DWI with aggravating circumstances, or a DWI – third offense or more, The Cogdell Law Firm has the experience, knowledge and reputation that you want and need for your DWI defense team. When results matter most, contact Dan Cogdell at (713) 426-2244 or dan@cogdell-law.com.