If you have been charged with DWI, you may be facing serious penalties. If it is your first offense, you may be facing expensive fines, and your license could be taken away. If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated before, you could face felony DWI charges. If you are convicted of a felony DWI, you may be forced to serve mandatory jail time along with other serious penalties.

College Station police officers take drunk driving very seriously. They will not hesitate to arrest you if they suspect you have been driving while intoxicated.

In a recent College Station case, a woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated. College Station police officers discovered the 34-year-old passed out in her car last week. A passerby had reportedly noticed the woman in her car and pushed the vehicle onto the shoulder of the road. The woman's 1-year-old child was riding in the backseat.

Paramedics were called to the scene and found a wet cigarette in the woman's hands. The cigarette reportedly contained some amount of the drug PCP. The woman was arrested for drunk driving with a child and for possession of a controlled substance. She was released on bond.

Being convicted of DWI can be a frightening and confusing experience. Especially if it is your first offense, you may not know what your rights are. Experienced Texas DWI attorneys know that not everyone accused of driving while intoxicated is guilty. Strong defenses can be built to fight drunk driving charges.

Source: KBTX: "Woman Arrested, Charged with DWI with a Child," 4 April 2011