A Better Understanding of the Criminal Charge of DWI
Our DWI Attorneys are here to Help.
It is important to understand that under Texas Law individuals arrested for DWI can be charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor. Determining whether you, a family member or an employee will be facing a misdemeanor or a felony will depend on several facts, including:
- Whether there was a car wreck and the severity of the crash;
- Whether the individual charged has a prior DWI or DUI; and/ or
- Whether the accused had a child passenger in the vehicle.
If you, a family member, or a friend has been arrested call our Law Firm, day or night, at 210-222-2288 or 1800-862-1260.
Many do not realize that the most common intoxicated-driving charge in Texas is driving while intoxicated or (DWI). A DWI criminal charge can carry very serious criminal penalties and secondary effects, including:
- In some cases, Jail Time or Prison
- Community service
- Testing and possible alcohol education classes
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
- Fines of up to $2,000 just for the first offense
- Attending a MADD Victim Impact panel
- Alcohol assessment and possible treatment
- Seizure or impoundment of your car or truck
- Skyrocketing auto insurance payments or cancellation of your policy
- A permanent criminal record
- Restitution to accident victims not covered by insurance
- In some cases, a breathalyzer on your ignition
- In some cases, restrictions on your ability to move, change jobs or drink legally
If you have been arrested for DWI or you have been arrested for an alcohol-related or driving-related offense, such as driving with an open container, speeding or intoxication assault, call our Law Firm ASAP. The Professional Attorneys with our Law Firm know and understand the law, especially how law enforcement uses the law.
Our Law Firm knows what it takes to not only defend a DWI case, but how to attack a DWI investigation. We raise effective challenges to the original traffic stop, challenge field sobriety tests, question breath test protocols, and show the illegitimacy of blood alcohol specimens. We systematically address and attack each of these issues.
We can also help you with a license suspension hearing, or occupational driver’s license (ODL) issues, Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearings and/or Texas Department of Public Safety Hearings.
Our Pros are here to help:
- No-cost, obligation-free case evaluation meetings.
- A record of acquittals and other successful defenses going back more than two decades.
- Help with bail bonds and emergency hearings seven days a week and 24 hours a day.
- Personalized Service.
Serious Breathalyzer Flaws
Many cases rely on the results of a breath test, often called a breathalyzer, to attempt to prove their case to a jury. If the results of a breath test are the only evidence in a case, there’s a good chance that our Team can challenge the accuracy of the alleged results. More and more often, evolving science can show that breath tests are unreliable.
Most people do not realize that a Breathalyzer makes multiple assumptions about the individuals being tested. Further, the equipment assumes ideal environmental conditions and the competency of the operator for the machine to give a “valid” result. If you can show that one or more of those assumptions are wrong, then you may have a case that should be tried to a jury.
Call a Pro at 210-222-2288 or fill out the form on this site, DWIPROS.com and speak with an experienced, professional DWI Attorney. Call us now, we can help.