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Dedicated Austin DWI Attorney

Assisting Clients with All Aspects of Drunk Driving Charges

When you or a loved one are facing DWI charges, it’s crucial to enlist the help of a skilled Austin DWI lawyer. The process of arresting someone for driving while intoxicated is not as straightforward as it may seem, and police officers are beholden to certain laws when making arrests.

With backgrounds in law enforcement, Stephen T. Bowling and David M. Thomas understand the intricacies of Texas DWI cases. We know what officers look for and can use this knowledge to find weaknesses in the state’s case against you. When you need help with a DWI case, you can rely on Austin Defense Team. We strive to simplify the process for you, offering sound legal guidance, aggressive advocacy, and a compassionate approach.

Contact the firm online or by phone at (512) 399-3221 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Penalties for DWI in Texas

Like most states, Texas has strict penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI). In either instance, offenders are viewed by law enforcement officials as putting innocent bystanders at risk. Because of this, they often seek the maximum penalties possible. Even first-time offenders face serious consequences if convicted.

The penalties for a first-time DWI conviction in Texas include:

  • Fines up to $2,000
  • Up to 180 days in county jail
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Class B misdemeanor

However, there are a number of circumstances that can escalate the charges—and the penalties—against you. Blood alcohol content of .15 or more, the presence of passengers under the age of 15, and/or an accident causing injuries (DWI assault) or death (DWI manslaughter) can result in much harsher penalties. If you are facing a second or third offense, you will also likely face much stricter penalties if you are convicted.

How We Can Help

No matter how complex or difficult your situation may be, our aggressive Austin DWI lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights. Whether you are a college student facing first time DWI charges, were involved in a DWI-related accident, or had your license suspended, our team has the skills, resources, and in-depth knowledge of the DWI process to help.

Our focused approach to DWI cases allows us to effectively assist our clients with every facet of DWI—from ALR hearings to field sobriety tests to jail release. Our thorough understanding of police procedures, along with our attention to detail and aggressive approach to trial, makes Austin Defense Team a firm you can depend on. We take pride in making sure our clients get the answers and case updates they need, and we even offer night and weekend appointments to make the process easier for you.

Looking for an experienced DWI attorney in Austin? Call us at (512) 399-3221 for your confidential, no-cost case evaluation.

The Austin Defense Team Difference

What Sets Our Firm Apart?
  • Client's Have Access to
    a Team of Attorneys.

    With other firms, you'll deal with just one attorney. With us, you'll have multiple attorneys looking at your case from different angles.

  • Experience on Both Sides
    of the Courtroom

    Attorneys Bowling and Thomas are former police officers which give them unique insights that other attorneys don't have.

  • Free Consultations &
    Available 24/7

    Our goal is to make a very difficult situation easier, not harder. That's why we offer 24/7 availability and free consultations.

  • Exhaustive Case Preperation

    You can rest assured in knowing that our team will work tirelessly to investigate every detail of your case in order to seek the best possible outcome.