DWI with Child Passenger

DWI with Child Passenger in Texas

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Being charged with a DWI can be a frightening experience since you will be facing severe consequences. However, if you are charged with a DWI while a minor or child is a passenger in your car, the repercussions are much more significant.

At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, our El Paso criminal defense lawyer is capable of helping you get your charges reduced or your case entirely dismissed. When you decide to enlist our supportive assistance, we can go above and beyond in order obtain the results you desire.

DWI with Child Passenger Penalties

According to Texas Penal Code § 49.045, if a person operates a vehicle while intoxicated on a public road with a child passenger who is under 15 years of age, they can be charged with DWI with a Child Passenger in Texas. It is considered a state jail felony, which is punishable by a jail sentence between 180 days and two years and a fine of up to $10,000. Not only will you be facing harsh penalties, but this type of crime can be construed as a form of child endangerment or abuse, which could potentially result in removing the child from you custody by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

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In addition to the criminal punishment, having a DWI with a Child Passenger charge on your permanent record can make it difficult to take advantage of life’s opportunities, such as gain employment or purchase a new car. With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Attorney Ortiz has achieved an excellent track record of success. He has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to help you put this mistake behind you for good.

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