Under the Influence or Intoxicated?

Breaking down a DWI in McKinney, TX

DWIs and DUIs are not taken lightly in McKinney, TX. However, accidents do happen, and the Law Office of Wesley D. Spencer is here to defend you in the event that you are charged with a DWI. With a strong legal defense and a thorough understanding of your circumstances and criminal record, we can work toward minimizing your chances of conviction or lessening the severity of your consequences.

You are likely to be charged with a DWI if:

  • You are under 21 and your Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC, is higher than 0.02 percent while operating a vehicle
  • You are over 21 and your BAC is higher than 0.08 percent while operating a vehicle
  • You are operating a commercial vehicle and your BAC is higher than 0.04 percent while driving
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Understanding DWI convictions

The penalties of DWI charges are variable, depending on the discretion of the court, your criminal history, or lack thereof, and the nature of the DWI. You are also required to submit to chemical testing to verify your blood alcohol content (BAC) levels. The consequences of a DWI charge are as follows:

  • 1st Offense – Up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,000 and a license suspension of up to one year.
  • 2nd Offense – Up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, a license suspension of up to one year and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device.
  • 3rd Offense – Up to ten years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, a license suspension of up to two years and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device.
Choose the Law Office of Wesley D. Spencer to get the legal representation you need for your DWI conviction!