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Felony DWI Defense Lawyers in Austin, TX

If you’ve been charged, our attorneys are ready to fight for your freedom

A felony DWI charge is a serious legal issue in Texas. If you are found guilty of a felony, you risk spending a lot of time in prison and paying hefty fines. That's just the beginning. A felony DWI conviction could also result in you losing your career and reputation. That is why you require an experienced felony DWI defense lawyer with a track record of success in your area.

At Botsford & Roark in Austin, our felony DWI defense attorneys have experience protecting the rights, reputations, and futures of people accused of crimes. No matter the details of your circumstances, we can create a legal strategy that fits your needs. If you are facing a felony driving while intoxicated charge in Austin, Travis County, or another Central Texas community, contact us for a free case evaluation.

Types of felony DWI charges in Texas

In an average year, Travis County handles about 5,000 felony DWIs - which are usually third and subsequent drunk driving offenses or DWIs causing serious bodily harm. More than 65 percent end in a conviction while only 5 percent of charges are dismissed, according to court data.

If you’re charged with felony DWI, you need an attorney who isn’t afraid to litigate aggressively for your freedom. Here are some of the most common types of felony DWI cases handled by Botsford & Roark:

Third and subsequent DWIs

  • Third degree felony
  • 2-10 years in prison, up to $10,000 fines

Driving while intoxicated with child passenger

  • State jail felony
  • 180 days to 2 years in jail, up to $10,000 fines

Intoxication assault - DWI accident that causes serious bodily injuries to another

  • Third degree felony
  • 2-10 years in prison, up to $10,000 fines

Intoxication manslaughter - DWI accident causing the death of another

  • Second degree felony
  • 2-20 years in prison, up to $10,000 fines

In addition to the listed penalties, suspension of driving privileges, probation, up to 1,000 hours of community service, installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), and the required completion of drug alcohol education courses are also potential penalties under Texas law.

When the stakes are high, experience matters

Botsford & Roark’s extensive legal experience has resulted in successful representation of some of the most high-profile and complex criminal cases in Austin and Central Texas. Here are just a few things you can expect when our DWI defense lawyers are on your side:

  • Proven track record. Our firm has a distinguished track record in a wide range of legal matters, with a particular focus on DWI. We meticulously scrutinize the specifics of your case, including the circumstances, evidence, and jurisdiction, to craft a defense strategy tailored precisely to your situation.
  • Vigorous advocacy. Our advocacy is characterized by its proactivity. We painstakingly question the evidence and legal processes arrayed against you, leaving no stone unturned when gathering the requisite proof, soliciting witness statements, and procuring expert testimonies in support of your defense.
  • Strong evidence. The cornerstone of a strong defense lies in compelling evidence. Our team meticulously examines search and seizure protocols, scrutinizes lab results, and identifies potential witnesses.
  • Connections. With deep roots in Austin's legal community, we can leverage our reputation to negotiate effectively for reduced charges, favorable plea deals, and case dismissals.
  • Excellence in litigation. When the courtroom becomes the battleground, our seasoned attorneys are ready. Our unparalleled understanding of Texas law and strategic defense strategies challenge the prosecution at every turn.
  • Post-case commitment. Our dedication extends far beyond the courtroom. Whether it's deciphering probationary requirements, record expungement, or appeals, we stand with you at every step.

Getting your life back starts with a call to us

You have the right to a strong defense. Our experienced felony DWI defense lawyers at Botsford & Roark can provide it. If you have been charged with felony DWI in Austin, Travis County, or another Central Texas community, contact us for a complimentary and confidential case evaluation. We can answer your questions and explain your potential legal options.

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