First-Time DWI Charges


If you were charged with a first-time DWI offense while driving in the Houston area, then you are facing serious consequences. You will need a skilled DWI defense lawyer to work on your case and to aggressively challenge the evidence against you. Jim Medley and the team at Jim Medley & Associates P.C. have a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. Medley is himself a former professor of criminal justice, and holds a master’s degree in forensic toxicology. The entire firm’s team is highly qualified and extremely knowledgeable, and they are ready to speak with you immediately.

A first-time DWI may not be as severe as a second or third DWI offense, but the penalties are not minor. You can be charged with a DWI if your BAC level registers at 0.08 percent or higher, or if it alleged that your driving was impaired even if your BAC is less than 0.08 percent.

The penalties for a first-time DWI in this state can be:

  • A maximum fine of $2,000
  • A maximum jail sentence of 180 days
  • Driver’s license suspension for one year
  • A $1,000 to $2,000 annual fee for three years



If you are being charged with a first-time DWI offense in Houston, then you need to contact a skilled DWI defense attorney immediately. If you are convicted of a DWI, your criminal record will be compromised, you will lose your legal right to drive, face increased insurance costs, and you could serve time in jail. A DWI charge may represent the first time you have come into contact with the criminal justice system, but it is not a pleasant experience, and Texas is known for imposing heavy penalties. The firm of Jim Medley & Associates can review the facts of your case and determine if there were issues with the equipment used for the field sobriety tests or if the tests were not properly administered. Contact the firm today for representation you can trust and let them work on finding the right strategy to defend your case.