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DWI Defense

Our Austin DWI Lawyers Are Here to Fight for You

A conviction for DWI (driving while intoxicated) can have many consequences, some of which are not immediately apparent. Jail time and fines are a possibility, and even prison time if you have two prior DWI convictions on your record. A DWI arrest alone can result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license if you do not contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to request a hearing. You may also face increased insurance costs and may experience employment-related repercussions due to a criminal record.

If you want the best opportunity at avoiding a DWI conviction and these serious penalties, you need to put a strong attorney on your side. Smith & Vinson Law Firm is prepared to deliver the powerful defense representation you need in the face of your DWI charges. Representing clients across Austin, we have a unique understanding of both sides of DWI proceedings, as one of our partners is a former prosecutor. We use this knowledge to benefit our clients as we fight to protect their interests.

Contact an Austin DWI lawyer at our firm for a free consultation by calling (512) 359-3743.

What Are the Penalties for DWI in Texas?

In Texas, a DWI conviction may carry the following penalties:

  • First DWI Offense:
    • $2,000 fine
    • 3 to 180 days in jail
    • License suspension for 90 days to 1 year
    • Class B misdemeanor on your record
  • Second DWI Offense:
    • $4,000 fine
    • 30 days to 1 year in jail
    • License suspension for 180 days to 2 years
    • Class A misdemeanor on your record
  • Third DWI Offense:
    • $10,000 fine
    • 2 to 10 years in prison
    • License suspension for 180 days to 2 years
    • Felony conviction on your record

Let our Austin DWI attorneys help you avoid these serious penalties. Call Smith & Vinson Law Firm at (512) 359-3743 today!

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers
Hear What They Have to Say

  • Fought super hard for my case

    “Jarrod is very professional and fought super hard for my case. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me. I highly recommend!”

    Previous Client

  • 5 Stars in making me feel like a top priority!

    “Jarrod Smith of Smith and Vinson Law Firm provided me with the best service I could have possibly asked for. Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs in providing me the most support and information on how to best handle my case. I'd recommend this firm to anyone seeking help with a traffic violation of any kind. I feel that if it weren't for them I would have been heavily misguided and probably would not have made it through the system with the best possible outcome for me. 5 Stars for their service, generosity, and in making me feel like a top priority!”

    Andrew

  • 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me.

    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

  • Professional and effective attorney

    “Brad was extremely professional throughout the entire process. He was direct and prompt in responding to my inquiries and I felt at ease knowing he was taking care of my case. I will definitely use Brad and his firm in the future and highly recommend them if you need an excellent defense attorney! Thanks Brad!”

    Andi

  • Honest and Responsible

    “Mr. Smith provided me advice in DWI case. He listened to me and I felt that he cared about my case. At the end, I know he gave me the right advise.”

    Iván

  • Top Attorney Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Texas Bar College
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Avvo 5 Star Reviews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award

Why Hire Us?

  • We are accessible to you. Our attorneys can be reached 24/7.
  • Bold and fearless defense are what we are known for.
  • Turn to us for straightforward legal advice when you need it.
  • We offer free consultations to every single client served.