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DWI Defense Attorney in Denton


A DWI arrest requires immediate action. Do not wait longer than 15 days to hire counsel so that your license is fully protected.

Call (940) 580-4287 today for a case review.


Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in Texas as a result of an alcohol-related accident, and Texas holds one of the highest averages in the United States for collisions caused by driving while intoxicated (DWI). With such a high rate of injury-causing accidents and fatal crashes, it comes as no surprise that Texas law enforcement aggressively search for and arrest drivers who are operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

While law enforcement officers have the good intention of keeping unsafe drivers off the roadways, they sometimes overstep their boundaries and wrongfully accuse or arrest drivers of being intoxicated.

In some circumstances, drivers have their rights greatly infringed upon during the traffic stop, arrest, or breath/blood specimen collection processes. As an experienced Denton criminal defense lawyer, Nathan Miller has been highly trained to identify these DWI case issues and aggressively pursue the best possible resolution for each case.

You could only have up to 15 days to take action and save your Texas driver's license. Call The Law Office of Nathan Miller at (940) 580-4287 immediately after any intoxication-related arrest.

DWI Client Education

When faced with an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated in Texas, there are a number of questions to consider beyond "Will I have to serve jail time?" and "Is probation a possibility?" Other important considerations such as driver license suspensions, driver license surcharges, insurance rates, professional licensing and certification implications, and concealed handgun license effects need to be addressed with an experienced lawyer.

Knowledge is power. At The Law Office of Nathan Miller we are proud of our focus on educating clients regarding Texas DWI law. Our clients fully understand the factors that play into how their individual case may be pursued. Our clients also understand how we plan to defend and mitigate the State's prosecution. Below are the basic law, words, and phrases to begin arming you Texas DWI knowledge.

DWI (1st):

  • Texas Criminal Status: Class B Misdemeanor
  • Punishment: 72 hours - 180 days confinement in County Jail. Maximum 180 days in County Jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000.00. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option.

DWI with a BAC of 0.15 or higher (1st):

  • Texas Criminal Status: Class A Misdemeanor
  • Punishment: 0 - 365 days confinement in County Jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. Ignition Interlock Device is required as a condition of probation by state law.

DWI with a prior DWI conviction (DWI 2nd)

  • Texas Criminal Status: Class A Misdemeanor
  • Punishment: 30 - 365 days confinement in County Jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. Ignition Interlock Device is required as a condition of probation by state law.

Felony DWI with a Child Passenger Under 15 years of Age

  • Texas Criminal Status: State Jail Felony
  • Punishment: 180 days – 2 years confinement in State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine not to exceed $10,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. Probation for this offense can be as long as 10 years.

Felony DWI with 2 or more prior convictions

  • Texas Criminal Status: Third Degree Felony
  • Punishment: 2 – 10 years confinement in Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine not to exceed $10,000. If a person has never before been convicted of a felony, probation can be an option. Probation for this offense can be as long as 10 years.


View The Law Office of Nathan Miller's Most Recent Case Results

Boating While Intoxicated – No Conviction

Second DWI Offense – Dismissed

DWI Jury Trial – Acquittal, Client found Not Guilty by Jury after trial

Second DWI Offense While on Bond – No Jail/No Probation

DWI – Reduced to Obstruction of Highway and Eligible for Sealed Record After Probation


Former Criminal Prosecutor Fights for Your Freedom

It is an unfortunate truth that many DWI arrests are due to overreaching police practices. Do not think that your case is completely helpless – no matter how incriminating the allegations against you may seem. From erroneous arrests and improper field sobriety test administrations to unreliable or inaccurate breath or blood testing, Attorney Nathan Miller knows how to uncover evidence that can leverage your case into a favorable position.

Attorney Nathan Miller's DWI Recognitions

  • Graduated 21st Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases Training
  • Founding Member of National DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Trained to Administer Field Sobriety Tests while a Denton Prosecutor
  • Nearly 100 DWI Cases Tired to Jury
  • Over 500 DWI Cases Handled
  • 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Named 2012-2013 "Top Attorney" by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine

Protect yourself by working with The Law Office of Nathan Miller! Call (940) 580-4287 to schedule your confidential consultation.