If I just received a first time DWI for a BAC over .08, do I need a lawyer?

Asked on February 1, 2013 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The DUI charge against you is a misdemeanor where if convicted you could spend up to six (6) months in jail and/or be fined $1,000 not to mention that you would be fined, ordered to attend classes on the dangers of drinking and driving and have your driving privileges suspended. As such, I recommend that it is in your best interests to consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist you in the matter you have written about.


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