Waco Driving While License Invalid (DWLI) Lawyers
What Does a DWLI Charge Mean in Texas?
DWLI stands for “driving while license is invalid,” and while it may not seem like a serious crime compared to a DWI charge, the penalties can be costly. In Texas, a DWLI conviction is a Class C misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine up to $500 and will result in a criminal conviction on your record.
Our Waco DWLI lawyers have repeatedly seen people ignore this charge, only to end up facing serious consequences that they did not expect. Why? Because if you simply plead guilty and accept a conviction, this triggers more surcharges and additional license suspension. We know that just because your license is invalid, that doesn't mean that suddenly your kids don't need to be taken to school.
Get the help you need to challenge DWLI charges in Waco, Lorena, or anywhere in McLennan County. Contact our offices at (254) 237-5602 for a consultation.
Texas DWLI Conviction Penalties
One of the significant problems associated with DWLI charges, when they are not taken seriously, is that they can lead to additional and lasting issues with fines and license suspension:
- A driver with a DWLI on his/her record drives anyway, faced with the overwhelming need to keep up with obligations and life in general.
- He/she is arrested again, resulting in additional surcharges and lengthened license suspension.
- The fines add up, creating a vicious cycle that needs to be stopped for a driver to experience any relief or hope for a future that includes a valid driver’s license.
Accused of Driving Without a License in Lorena, Waco or McLennan County?
We can help. Our Waco DWLI attorneys have pulled hundreds of clients out of the driving while license invalid black hole. We will handle all aspects of your court case. At the same time, we will work with you and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to get your driving privileges restored. Sometimes, this means an occupational license. Sometimes, it means negotiating a payment plan with DPS. Whatever the solution is, we'll work with you to figure it out.