Smart Defense For Traffic Charges
The Law Office of Stewart Rojo is a law firm based in Austin that defends people against losing their licenses, freedom and futures in the midst of charges like drunk driving and other offenses. We can help you even if you have an unfavorable legal record to start with.
We work with clients who are experiencing the following legal concerns:
- Moving violations
- Professional drivers
- College students
- Suspended licenses
- Repeat offenses
- Traffic tickets
- Reckless driving
- Expunction/clearing records
Whether or not you’ve been convicted of offenses in the past, it’s important to remember that you have the right to a defense when you’ve been accused of breaking the law. The penalties can result in life-altering circumstances, including losing your license, paying large fines or even spending time in jail, especially if you’re not a first-time offender.
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. The state’s system adds 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.
Six points or more in any three-year period result in an extra surcharge on top of your fines. If you fail to 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, uphold their rights and protect their futures.
Driving While Intoxicated
Penalties for DWI convictions 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’ll incur an annual fee of up to $2,000 for three years just to renew your license, plus the possibility of spending up to a year in jail, the loss of your license for two years, and a fine of up to $4,000. If your second offense occurs within five years after your first, you must also install an ignition interlock device that prevents you from driving if you have alcohol on your breath.
After a third offense, the penalties increase dramatically: You may face two to 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and more.
Considering the severity of the consequences laid out by Texas’ point system, it’s important to speak with a lawyer so you can protect your rights and potentially lessen the penalties you’d otherwise incur, especially if you have prior convictions under your belt.
Contact Us Now
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.
Se habla español.