A Driving While Intoxicated conviction can have permanent and far reaching personal, professional, and monetary consequences in your life.

Consequences can include one or many of the following: fines, court costs, license suspensions, driver's license surcharges and reinstatement fees, a breathalyzer in your vehicle, probation, community service, alcohol and drug classes, inpatient or outpatient treatment, higher insurance rates, separate SR 22 insurance, interstate and international travel restrictions, and jail time.

Punishment levels vary greatly depending upon the level of DWI you are charged with.

DWI 1st Offense - Class B Misdemeanor
  • Up to a $2,000 fine.

  • 3 - 180 days in jail

  • License suspension for up to 2 years.

  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI 1st Offense with a BAC at or above a .15 - Class A Misdemeanor
  • Up to a $4,000 fine.

  • 3 days - 1 year in jail

  • License suspension for up to 2 years.

  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI Second Offense - Class A Misdemeanor
  • Up to a $4,000 fine.

  • 30 days - 1 year in jail

  • License suspension for up to 2 years.

  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI Third Offense
  • Up to a $10,000 fine.

  • State prison time between 2 years and 10 years.

  • License suspension from 6 months - 2 years

  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI with a Child Passenger Under 15
  • A fine of up to $10,000

  • A minimum of 180 days in state jail and maximum of 2 years

  • Driver's license suspension of up to 180 days

  • Annual surcharge fee of no less than $1,000 and no more than $2,000 for three years to retain the driver’s license

Cannon Law's primary goal for any case is trying to keep the DWI off your record. This requires an extraordinary amount of work, a deep understanding of the law, and trial skills to fight your case every step of the way.

Call Cannon Law today to discuss how we can work to save your driving privileges.

Getting a DWI was out of character for me - I made a terrible decision the night I decided to drive. Alli discussed my case with me at length, and reassured me that everything was going to be okay. She is knowledgeable of the law, and a fierce fighter in court. You most definitely want this Cannon in your corner.

- Lance K.

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