Ken Gibson - Attorney At Law
Austin, Texas
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A DWI Conviction Could Cost You:  
I've found that most people have a
serious misconception about the
cost of their DWI.

They believe that pleading guilty is going to save them money over the cost of hiring an attorney and fighting the charge. Better think again.

This is a table showing the costs
of a DWI conviction here in Texas.
Cost to Tow Your Car $150.00
Average Fine $500
Community Service Hours
(at Min. wage)
Probation Fees $1,488.00
License Reinstatement Fee $125
Add These Probable Additional Costs
Alcohol Education Classes $135
Auto Insurance Increase Varies *
Minimum DWI Surcharge† $3,000

As you can see, the average cost for just pleading guilty is at least $5,207.00, not including your attorney fees, or how much your insurance company will surcharge you. That could be an additional $1,000.00 or more a year for three years.

In addition, you need to seriously keep possible jail time in mind. For a first offense, you probably won't get any jail time. But if you ever get arrested and convicted for a 2nd DWI offense, you're looking at mandatory jail time of 3 to 30 days.

Not too pleasant a picture, is it?

On the other hand, if you fight and are successful in keeping a DWI conviction off your record, you can avoid these charges, plus the raise in your insurance rates.

So let me ask you quite simply . . . can you afford not to fight the charge?

Because, you see, even without attorney costs, you're still looking at up to a minimum of $5,206.14 in non-attorney costs. And you'll always have the DWI conviction on your record. And this could seriously hurt you now and in the future.

* does not include the gouging you will get from your insurance company when it is time to renew your policy, and that is if they don’t cancel your policy all together.

† The DWI Surcharge could be as high as $6,000.00, depending on the facts of your case.


DWI Criminal Defense Trial Attorney

812 San Antonio St., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 469-6056
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Ken Gibson criminal defense trial attorney in Austin, Texas handling Drunk Driving (DWI) and Driving Under The Influence (DUI) in the state of Texas. Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County and Bastrop County. Austin, Georgetown, Manor, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Del Valle, Cedar Park, San Marcos, Bastrop.

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