After an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may panic when you realize that a conviction could cost you your freedom as well as your driver’s license. But an arrest does not guarantee a conviction. With a Texas DWI lawyer from Eddington Worley on your side, you may not have to lose your freedom or your driver’s license.
Potential Penalties for a Texas DWI Conviction
A Texas DWI conviction will cost you fines ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 plus court costs and fees. It can also cost you your driver’s license for up to two years.
What you may not realize is that every Texas drunk driving charge also carries the possibility that you will spend time in jail or prison. The potential sentences range from three days in jail to life in prison depending on the circumstances of your case. The severity of your DWI penalties depends on the charges filed by the prosecutor.
In addition to potential prison time and high fines, Texas DWI charges can also come with stipulations for:
- Community supervision (supervised probation)
- Community service
- Court-ordered substance abuse treatment, counseling, or education
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
The worst part of a DWI conviction for many people is the permanent criminal record. In most cases, you cannot have a DWI conviction sealed or expunged from your record.
Having a DWI on your record can seriously complicate your life. With a drunk driving conviction on your record, you could be denied:
- House or apartment rental
- Admission to colleges and universities
- Student loans
- Affordable car insurance
Although the prosecutor would like you to believe that an arrest always leads to a conviction, the Texas DWI lawyers of Eddington Worley are here to tell you otherwise.
Even if the police obtained seemingly incriminatory breathalyzer or blood test results, you have options for fighting these devastating charges.
When you trust Eddington Worley with your Texas drunk driving defense, we put our firm’s experience to work for you. Our attorneys know how to get the results you need, and we will fight tirelessly for your freedom and your future.
Fighting a Texas DWI: Your Drunk Driving Defense
To obtain a conviction, the prosecutor must meet a high burden of proof and demonstrate your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our drunk driving defense strategies are all designed to introduce reasonable doubt. Too many innocent people are wrongfully convicted. Many go to jail based on questionable evidence and false positive blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests.
We use a variety of defense strategies to fight your Texas DWI charges, such as:
- Lack of reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop
- Lack of probable cause for an arrest
- Problems with breathalyzer or blood testing procedures
- Inaccurate breathalyzer or blood test results
- Failure to advise you of your legal rights
The police often make mistakes during the course of a DWI arrest. Breathalyzer and blood testing technicians also make mistakes. Equipment may malfunction. Testing technicians may lack the training or certifications required by law.
Each of these scenarios offers our DWI lawyers and legal team a prime opportunity to successfully challenge your drunk driving charges.
Our objective for you is always a reduction in charges or a full dismissal of your case.
Why Trust Eddington Worley for Your Texas DWI Defense?
Our attorneys understand this complex area of the law, and we know what it takes to get you the results you need. Our legal team provides you with comprehensive legal representation tailored to meet your needs. Our services to you include:
- Providing exceptional communication
- Investigating the circumstances of your arrest
- Building the strongest, most persuasive case for you
- Negotiating with the prosecutor for reduction or dismissal
If we cannot convince the prosecutor or the court to reduce the charges or dismiss your case, we will build the strongest possible case and defend you in court.
We Handle Every Aspect of Your Texas DWI Case
Our legal team handles every detail of your case. Our lawyers represent you in all aspects of your criminal case and in the administrative license revocation (ALR) process.
The ALR hearing carries significant implications because it will determine whether your license is suspended and if so, how long your DWI suspension lasts.
It also affects your criminal case, as the evidence we obtain as a part of the driver’s license suspension hearing allows us to perfect our defense strategies. So, although you might view these two components as independent of one another, they are both critical components of a comprehensive drunk driving defense strategy crafted especially for your case.
The Texas DWI lawyers at Eddington Worley understand what it takes to get you the results you need. We stand ready to fight for you.
Free Consultation & Case Review for Texas DWI
The prosecutor might offer you a deal, perhaps asking for your guilty plea in exchange for staying out of jail. What they do not tell you is that you will still have to pay fines, lose your license, and have a devastating mark on your permanent record. Before you give a statement or agree to plead guilty, talk to the Texas DWI lawyers at Eddington Worley. We know how to help.
Time is of the essence. Delaying means running the risk of losing everything. Learn your options so you can make a well-informed decision for your future.
We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case review. Call us now at 855-600-6695 to learn more about how a Texas DWI lawyer can help you mount the most effective drunk driving defense.