DWI with a Child Passenger
Dependable Representation from a Houston DWI Attorney
If you have been arrested in Texas for driving while intoxicated with a
child passenger under the age of 15, you may be charged with a state jail
felony, which is punishable by not less than six months and up to two
years in state jail, and/or a $10,000 fine, or probation for as long as
five years, and a mandatory driver's license suspension. I am attorney
Mark A. Morasch, and I represent clients throughout the Houston area who
have been charged with drunk driving and related crimes. To schedule a
free consultation at my law firm to learn about the defense of Texas DWI
with child passenger charges, please
contact us today.
The Importance of Taking Prompt Legal Action
In certain DWI with a child passenger case, the Texas Department of Family
and Protective Services (DFPS) may become involved if child endangerment
is suspected. It is possible for a child to be removed from a parent's
custody. Even if DFPS doesn't get involved, the penalties can be life-changing.
Many people charged with DWI with a child passenger find themselves facing
criminal charges for the first time in life. Many are unaware of legal
options that may be available to avoid the most severe penalties or avoid
a conviction altogether. However, it is important to take prompt legal
action and contact a Houston DWI lawyer as soon as possible. The earlier
you take action, the more legal options may be available.
Texas Penal Code Section 49.045. DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH CHILD PASSENGER. (a) A person commits an offense if:
(1) the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public
(2) the vehicle being operated by the person is occupied by a passenger who
is younger than 15 years of age.
(b) An offense under this section is a state jail felony.
Get the Help You Need 24/7 from a Houston Felony DUI Attorney
Contact my law office to discuss your case today. Call
713-468-2394 (713-got-aDWI). I offer payment plans, and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Card, and American Express. A DWI is nothing to be taken lightly; and
a DWI with a child passenger carries with it increased penalties and seriousness.
Do not let your future and life hang in the balance.