What is a person charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger facing with regard to punishment?
– NB, Texas
Driving intoxicated with a child passenger under 15 is a state jail felony. The punishment range for a state jail felony is from 180 days to 2 years in the state jail and a fine up to $10,000. The state jail sentence could be probated for up to five years. You will need an experienced DWI lawyer willing to fight for your rights. If you have not been previously convicted of a felony you are more likely to receive probation with some jail time as a condition. You should start alcohol counseling immediately.
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