DWI can happen to anyone!
Need an attorney for a DWI case? It's not against the law to drink and drive. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle, boat, aircraft, or carnival ride, while intoxicated. Under Texas law, intoxicated means with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or greater or having lost the normal use of one's mental or physical faculties by reason of alcohol or some other intoxicant. But because Texas has very little meaningful convenient public transportation, people routinely drive after having a drink or two. And when they admit it, they often get arrested.
DWI - The Most Common Misdemeanor in Texas
Looking for a lawyer for DWI? While it is a serious allegation, DWI is a charge that affects people from all walks of life and socio-economic status. It can happen to anyone, and it does. President George W. Bush had one DWI in his past and his Vice President, Dick Cheney, had two. An arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI), while both tremendously embarrassing and stressful, is manageable. Not every person arrested for DWI is convicted of DWI. But to have a chance, having the advice of an experienced Texas DWI Defense Attorney is important and worthwhile because the
consequences of a conviction can have significant impact on your life.
There are several potential consequences for a DWI charge, including:
Penalties for DWI
Even if this is your first DWI, the maximum punishment for a Class B Misdemeanor is 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. If the results of any chemical test indicate your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was greater than .15, then it is a Class A and the potential fine and jail time double. Your license can also be suspended for as long as a year and there may be more than one suspension.
Other aggravating factors may include:
- Cases involving an extremely high BAC
- A prior DWI criminal history
- An open container
- A minor in the car
- An accident involving injuries
For example, a DWI with a passenger under fifteen years of age is a felony, punishable by up to two years in a state jail facility and up to a ten thousand dollar fine. This is a serious matter. In our society, convicted felons have a difficult time keeping or obtaining professional licenses, jobs, and apartment leases. Felons also lose the ability to own or possess firearms under state or federal law.
Aggressive & Experienced DWI Defense
Your best defense in a DWI case is to contact an experienced DWI lawyer for skilled legal representation. An experienced DWI defense attorney, well versed in all steps of the DWI process, will investigate the charges against you and look for weaknesses in the prosecution's case that can result in preserving your driver's license, a reduction in charges, a dismissal, acquittal, or other favorable outcome.
This can include mistakes in police procedures including an illegal stop as well as incorrectly administered field sobriety,
breath, or blood tests. Errors in DWI testing can aid in your defense, such as the use of outdated test kits, equipment that hasn't been properly maintained or the administration of tests by an unqualified individual. Representation by a knowledgeable DWI Defense Lawyer, experienced in challenging these tests and their "results," is your best defense.
Searching for a lawyer for DWI? The Law Offices of Q. Tate Williams, P.C. is an experienced DWI defense firm that provides seasoned legal counsel and representation to clients charged with Driving While Intoxicated. My name is Tate and I will vigorously attack the prosecution's case. I have experience challenging field sobriety, breath, urine, and blood tests used by the government to try to convict people like you. I am results oriented and am dedicated to protecting your rights and freedom. Contact my law firm to speak with a DWI defense attorney if you are facing DWI charges and retain quality legal representation.
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