Smart Defense For Traffic Charges

The Law Office of Stewart Rojo is an Austin, Texas, law firm that helps people defend their licenses, their freedom and their futures when they have been accused of drunk driving and other traffic-related offenses.

We have experience with issues such as:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Moving violations
  • Professional drivers
  • College students
  • Suspended licenses
  • Repeat offenses
  • Traffic tickets
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Expunction/clearing records

If you have been accused of drunk driving or other traffic-related offenses, it's important to remember that you have the right to a defense. The stakes are high. You may risk your license, face heavy fines and/or time in jail. It is important to seek out an attorney with experience in criminal defense.

The Texas Point System

Traffic-related offenses, including speeding and reckless driving, are some of the most commonly charged crimes in Texas courts. Some offenses carry a relatively small penalty, such as a ticket and a fine. However, some of these fines can be steep, and the problems don't end once you pay them off.

Texas uses a point system, in which even relatively small offenses can quickly add up to major problems for drivers.

Essentially, the system means you get two points against your record every time you are convicted of a moving violation in Texas or any other state. If the moving violation involves a collision, you get three points against your license.

If you get six points or more in any three-year period, you must pay an extra surcharge in addition to your fines. If you don't pay the surcharge, your license will be suspended.

We help people who have run out of options to fight traffic-related charges so they can save their driving privileges and protect their futures.

Texas DUI/DWI

Penalties for driving while intoxicated start out harsh and get much worse with each repeated offense, or with the addition of aggravating factors. A first offense can mean up to 180 days in jail, the loss of your driver's license for up to a year and a fine of up to $2,000. After that, you will have to pay an annual fee of up to $2,000 for three years just to renew your license.

A second offense can mean up to a year in jail, the loss of your license for two years, a fine of up to $4,000 and other penalties. If your second offense occurs within five years after your first, you must install an ignition interlock device that prevents you from driving if you have alcohol on your breath.

After a third offense, you may face 2 to 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and more.

Contact Us

If you have been accused of drunk driving or other traffic-related offenses, you need a skilled lawyer. Call the Law Office of Stewart Rojo today at 512-634-8386 to set up an initial consultation at no charge. You can also contact us by email.

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