The state of Texas and Houston law enforcement agencies take drunk driving violations seriously which is especially true when there are children present. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges do everything within their power to protect life, and that includes drivers and passengers in every vehicle on the road.
Criminal Penalties if Convicted of DWI with a Child Passenger
If you were arrested for a DWI while a passenger who is younger than 15 years old is present in the vehicle, you will likely be charged with a felony, which, if convicted, is punishable by the following consequences:
- Up to $10,000 fine,
- 180 days to two years in prison,
- and License suspension and additional penalties based on separate DWI charges
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is a highly experienced DWI defense law that has mastered the strategies of effective DWI defense litigation. You will need our help or that of an equally qualified attorney who is familiar with facing such aggressive charges if you’re to have any chance of securing the best results possible on your day in court.
Our founding attorney, Tad Nelson, is a former assistant district attorney for Galveston County and a Board Certified® criminal law attorney per the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Nelson and our associate attorneys provide comprehensive, customized defense to each of our clients.
Striking Defense Against DWI Charges
Either you were driving with a child passenger, or you weren’t. Defending that aspect of the charge is usually moot. Our skilled team will build a sharp defense against the underlying DWI charge.
We examine every facet of the evidence and the arrest, including probable cause for the traffic stop, field sobriety tests, Breathalyzer results, police officer conduct and witness testimony. Our goal is a dismissal of charges or at least reduced charges, but we are prepared to go to trial to preserve your freedom.
If you have no prior felony convictions, you may be eligible for probation to avoid jail and the other harsh consequences. We explore all your defenses and explain all your options, applying the full resources of our law firm.
Accused of DWI with a Child Passenger on Board?
Contact Houston DWI Defense Attorney Tad Nelson Today!
Take advantage of the best chance you have to minimize the damage that a DWI can inflict on your life. Contact our legal team today to learn more about your options to fight the charge.
In our history, we’ve beat some seemingly impossible charges and have no intention of slowing down. To arrange your free consultation with our legal team, call us at (281) 280-0100.
Attorney Tad Nelson is a Board Certified® Texas criminal-law attorney invites you to call or visit our office if you have a pressing issue.