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First Offense DWI in Texas

Consult Our Motivated and Aggressive Amarillo DWI Lawyer

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and sometimes that is for the better, and other times for the worse. Out of all the states in the country, Texas has some of the harshest penalties in store for anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), even if it is the first violation on their driving or criminal record.

What can one person do when law enforcement officials and the criminal justice system are breathing down their neck, trying to bury them under heavy punishments? When you retain the services of Amarillo DWI Attorney D. Chris Hesse, you will receive professional and effective legal representation. We have committed 100% of our law firm to criminal defense, and we are not keen to surrendering or settling for "second best."

The people of the Texas Panhandle trust us due to our numerous accolades and achievements:

There is no time like the present to protect yourself. Call (806) 686-2142 today.

Excessive Penalties for First Time DWIs

Everyone is capable of making a mistake, and who among us does not like the occasional drink with friends on a night out. If a police officer catches you behind the wheel with alcohol in your system, you can expect an arrest and harsh penalties to come your way. Believe it or not, even if your actions do not hurt anyone, the punishments you face will not lessen.

A first offense DWI charge can be paired with penalties as steep as:

  • 180 days in jail
  • $2,000 fine
  • One year license suspension
  • Mandatory driver’s education courses

No Lookback Period in Texas

Many states will only consider a DWI conviction as “active on your record” for the extent of a lookback period of several years. In Texas, there is no lookback period. A first offense DWI will permanently be a problem for you, as it could add penalties to subsequent DWIs, even if they occur decades in the future. This is just one of the many reasons why you need to take your first time DWI offense case seriously, and start thinking about how you can challenge it right away.

Our Focus is Criminal Defense, Our Objective is Your Freedom

No matter severely the charges against you may seem to be stacked in your disfavor, our DWI attorney in Amarillo will not back down. If a total dismissal of your charges is not on the table, we can push for a reduction of your charges, perhaps even letting you hold onto your driver’s license, and in turn, your livelihood.

Contact us today and tell us all that happened in a free consultation!

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

  • A man of relentless ambition!

    “I have only known Mr. Hesse for a short time, but my first impression of him was a man of resolute cause. He is passionate about bringing justice to the forefront and pleading for the underdog. I can relate to that in my ministerial line of work. Concerning the Dec 2 2015 blog "late show" case, Mr. Hesse went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure his client' was given a fair chance. He fights to the finish. I am honored to know him and recently learned that we have a mutual friend. Keep up the great work sir!”

    Mark Cobb

  • He doesn't rest until he is satisfied

    “The immigration consequences of criminal activity can be devastating to an individual and his/her family. The results may lead to a loss of freedom far greater than time served in jail. Attorney Chris Hesse knows this and is continually seeking solutions for his clients that not only deal with the criminal aspects of the case but the immigration consequences as well. He doesn't rest until he is satisfied that he has exhausted any and all avenues available to his clients. Chris has the ability to be both aggressive in his defense and show compassion. He is motivated by a deep sense of justice which he uses as his guiding principle when representing his clients.”

    Shilpa Shah

  • Chris is a lawyer whom I'd refer to a family member

    “I've known Chris for many years through our bar association, and can endorse him as hard working, diligent, and thorough in defense of his clients. Chris is a lawyer to whom I'd refer a family member - you can't get a stronger endorsement than that.”

    Timothy Quill

  • I Felt He Was With Me Every Step Of The Way

    “Overall, I was impressed with this attorney's attention to detail and eagerness to return calls in a timely manner. He kept me appraised of my case and I felt as if he was with me every step of the way.”

    Recent Client

  • He works hard for his clients and is not afraid to fight

    “Chris Hesse is a dedicated criminal defense background, who works hard for his clients and is not afraid to fight it out with the Government Agents who are trying to put his clients in prison.”

    Matthew Curl