The 1st Times’ a Felony
If you’ve been arrested for DWI while a child passenger was in the vehicle you’re facing a serious criminal case that is classified as a felony in the state of Texas.
Even in cases when a person is arrested for DWI with child passenger, and have no prior history of DWI offenses, they will still face felony charges and an immediate suspension of their Texas Drivers License.
In these situations, having a Houston attorney with experience litigating DWI cases will ultimately play in your favor. If we’re able to, we’ll challenge the charge that you were intoxicated in the first place, since that’s based on the officer’s opinion.
Secondly, there is always a chance that police officers violated your Constitutional Rights during your arrest. If we determine this was the case, we may be afforded a sharp-angle at a dismissal for your case.
Finally, even if you were intoxicated, the evidence, collection of such, and training of the individuals involved in the collection, storage, and analyzing of said evidence, may be questionable. Our legal team has over 30 years of combined DWI defense experience and we leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for our clients.
Meet Houston Lawyer Tad Nelson
From Misdemeanor to Felony DWI
Back in 2003 the Texas legislature made changes to DWI laws in Texas resulting in stronger punishment for persons arrested for DWI with a child passenger (person younger than 15 years of age) in the vehicle at the time of the criminal offense.
In the past, a case involving DWI with a Child Passenger was a misdemeanor offense, but has been enhanced to Felony classification carrying sentencing guidelines of a minimum of 180 days up to two years State Jail Felony. Punishment also includes a fine of up to $10,000.
If you’re convicted of this form of drunken driving offense you will be considered a felon and will lose some of your rights as a U.S. Citizen. Some of the rights you’ll lose will prevent you from voting, participating in jury duty, and you may even be breaking the law by practicing your Constitutional Right to bear arms.
Top DWI Lawyers
The DWI lawyers at The Nelson Firm are among the most aggressive, calculative, charismatic, and most appropriately credentialed attorneys in Texas. Attorney Tad Nelson and attorney Amber Spurlock head up the legal team at the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates.
Both are forensic science scholars, ACS/CHAL lawyer-scientists, in addition to Tad Nelson holding Board Certification in criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization®.
If you know you have a court date coming up in which you must appear at the Harris County criminal court in downtown Houston, and you know you’ll be better off with an expert DWI lawyer on your side, contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates immediately by calling our office in the Heights at 713-489-7373.