DWI Conviction

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On January 13, a 28-year-old Odessa woman was driving the wrong way down a one-way road while under the influence of an alcohol drink, and she ended up getting hit. Unfortunately, a six-year-old passenger in the woman’s vehicle suffered a skull fracture. The Odessa woman was charged with intoxication assault, a third-degree felony, which is even more serious than a typical DWI conviction. Here are some reasons you will want to avoid a DWI:

Your first DWI offense will result in jail time of between three days and 180 days. You will face up to a $2,000 fine. You will also lose your license for up to two years.
Penalties for your second and third DWI are even higher. For the second offense, you will face a fine of up to $ 4,000, and the third time will result in a
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You may also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
Even with your first DWI offense, you will face stiffer fines if there is a child under 15 in your vehicle. You will be fined up to $10,000 and face up to two years of jail time.
Of course, if your actions driving while intoxicated result in serious injury or death, you will face far stiffer penalties. A third-degree felony conviction for intoxication assault will result in at least two years and possibly up to ten years in a state prison. Intoxication manslaughter, killing someone while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, may result in up to 20 years in prison.
While fines and other penalties might be deterrents for driving while under the influence, the number one reason you should avoid it is the safety of yourself and those around you.
Unfortunately, not all drivers avoid driving after drinking too much. If you were hurt in an automobile accident because another driver was driving while intoxicated, an Odessa injury attorney can help. We encourage you to contact us to discuss the specifics of your
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