Waco Driving While License Invalid (DWLI) Attorneys
Helping Clients Across McLennan County
Our Waco driving while license invalid (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. A driver with a DWLI on their record might choose to continue to drive because they are faced with the overwhelming need to keep up with obligations, but this can do more harm over time.
Get the help you need to challenge DWLI charges in Waco, Lorena, or anywhere in McLennan County. Contact us online or call (254) 237-5602 for a consultation today. Consultations are free for criminal, DWI, and juvenile defense matters.
What are the Penalties for Driving Without a License 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 are costly. A DWLI charge is a Class C misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine up to $500 and will result in a criminal conviction.
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. If you are caught driving with a DWLI charge, you can get 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.
Contact Our DWLI Attorney Today
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, our criminal defense attorneys will work with you to figure it out.