I just received a dwi I took the test and blew .12. They are also charging me with reckless driving. This is my first arrest.

Asked over 1 year ago - El Paso, TX

This is my first arrest. What am I facing here?

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  1. Macy Michelle Jaggers

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    Answered . It's a Class B misdemeanor, so the maximum punishment is 180 days in jail ot 2 years probation and a $2,000 fine. If you plea, you will have a permanent conviction and DPS surcharges of $1,000 a year for three years. Your insurance will also skyrocket for seven years. There are many ways to beat a DWI and prevent all of this. You need to find a DWI attorney in your area to fight this for you.

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  2. Richard Timothy Jones

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    Answered . If you blow over .08 on a DWI you need an experienced DWI attorney. Just because you blew over .08 doesn't mean that you might now have a defense with a good DWI lawyer. A first DWI is a class "b" misdemeanor and carries up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to a $2000 fine or up to 2 years probation.
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  3. David B Pittman

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    Answered . Hire a DUI attorney ASAP.

  4. Bart Charles Craytor

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    Answered . You are facing your first opportunity to need a really good criminal defense attorney. Call a DWI/DUI Defense attorney promptly.

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