Texas Judge Ordered Life Prison Sentence for 9th DWI Conviction

Texas Judge Ordered Life Prison Sentence for 9th DWI Conviction

Posted By Criminal Defense Attorneys Georgetown TX || 9-Sep-2013

Habitual drunk driving can hold serious offenses. First DWI offenses can result in some jail time, fines and license suspension. If convicted for a second, third or subsequent DWI offense, the penalties increase in severity. B.S. is a 54 year old man that was charged with a DWI in July. The results of the case were dramatic when the judge found out that he had eight prior DWI convictions in the state of Texas. Penalties increase with each offense as a way to further discourage drinking and driving. With nine convictions, it was clear to the judge that this man refuses to make changes and continues to drive while intoxicated. This ninth offense involved an accident after B.S. weaved through traffic and hit another car. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) that B.S. has was .32 when he was driving. This BAC is four times the legal BAC limit in the state of Texas.

On top of the DWI convictions, B.S. had a record involving burglary, credit card abuse and other offenses. Some see the decision of the judge as too harsh, while others see it as the only solution to the danger B.S. brought to society. His DWI lawyer fought for more rehabilitative penalties rather than life in prison, but the judge is concerned for the safety of people around him. B.S. will be eligible for parole in five years depending on his conduct while in prison. If other factors arise, he may have to wait 10 to 15 years to be eligible for parole. If you are facing DWI charges, especially multiple DWI charges, you need an aggressive and experienced Georgetown DWI lawyer to represent you. As a criminal attorney in Georgetown, TX, I am familiar with the DWI court proceedings and can help you fight against your charges. If you have questions about this DWI news story or need representation in your case, call The Law Office of Clovis Martin.

Categories: DWI, Multiple DWI