If you face drunk driving (DWI) charges in Grand Prairie, Texas, you do not have to fight this alone. At Eddington Worley, our team can help you understand what to expect and protect your rights. The consequences of a DWI conviction include jail time and fines, a driver’s license suspension, and probation.
Let our attorneys go to work on your case, and we can develop a strong defense strategy based on the circumstances of your arrest. We can be there for you during your arraignment or go to work as soon as possible afterward to fight for a more favorable outcome in your case. Call us today to get started: 855-600-6695.
We Handle Cases Involving Many Types of DWI-Related Offenses
No matter the circumstances surrounding your Grand Prairie drunk or drugged driving arrest, our DWI defense team can help. We take on all types of driving while impaired cases. We can protect your rights and build a defense strategy for you if you:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing; or
- Failed a breath or blood test; or
- Refused to submit to BAC testing and later failed the test; or
- Are under the age of 21 and refused to submit to testing
- Are under the age of 21 and failed a breath or blood test
We understand the consequences you could face for any of these offenses and strive to help you get a more favorable outcome in your case. We may be able to get evidence against you thrown out, prove the police violated your rights, reach a plea deal for a lesser offense, clear your name, or negotiate a sentence that mitigates the impact of the conviction on your everyday life. We can discuss your situation and what our team can do to help today. Reach out to us at 855-600-6695.
Possible Penalties for a Grand Prairie DWI Conviction
Getting convicted of a DWI or other related offense in Texas could affect almost every area of your life. The consequences of a conviction are far-reaching. You could miss time at work or lose your job. You will likely serve a driver’s license suspension, and you may even receive jail time. How long that jail time varies. Commonly, you can expect the DWI penalties for a first offense to include:
- Mandatory attendance in a 12-hour Alcohol Education Program; and
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years; and
- Jail time; or
We understand that the prospect of losing your license and spending time in jail is scary. Luckily you do not have to fight this alone. We can help you build a strong case to fight the charges against you. If we cannot clear your name or negotiate a plea deal, we may be able to negotiate a probated sentence.
When this happens, the Judge will offer you probation instead of a portion of your sentence. If you abide by the terms of the probation, such as not drinking and avoiding further legal trouble, you will not have to serve the probated time. We can discuss if this is an option, we can try for you when we talk about your case.
Understanding the Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
In Texas, there is an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) that you will receive any time a police officer cites you for refusal to submit to testing or drunk driving. This license revocation does not begin immediately but begins 40 days following your arrest. This revocation occurs independently of your criminal case, meaning you could win your case and still must serve your ALR.
You do have an opportunity to challenge your ALR. The Texas Department of Public Safety gives you 15 days after your arrest to file an appeal. If you do not take this action on time, you will receive an administrative driver’s license suspension. To appeal, you will request a hearing in writing. We can handle this process for you and represent you at the hearing if you notify us about your case in time.
Let Us Take On Your Grand Prairie DWI Case
The team from Eddington Worley has fought for the rights of Grand Prairie residents for more than 20 years. We can ensure your rights remain protected and you get a fair outcome in your case. Let us develop a defense strategy based on your unique situation. Possible approaches could include:
- Challenging testing methods or tools
- Arguing the police did not have a reason to stop you
- Getting evidence against you thrown out
- Negotiating for a lesser charge with fewer penalties
- Fighting for an acquittal in court
- Negotiating a reduced sentence or probated sentence
Our attorneys can also help you fight an ALR or petition for your occupational license if you need to drive to work, school, or to care for your family. This may be possible even if you face an ALR and a criminal suspension. We can explain your options based on the facts of your case. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to get started.
Talk to a Grand Prairie DWI Defense Attorney About Your Case
If the police arrested you or if you face drunk driving charges in Grand Prairie or elsewhere in the Mid-Cities, the DWI defense team from Eddington Worley is here to help. We can go to work immediately to protect your rights and help you fight for a more favorable outcome in your case.
We can answer your questions and address your concerns, and help you understand what to expect during the criminal justice process. We will also represent you during your ALR hearing and through your occupational license petition, if necessary.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more about how we can help you with your Grand Prairie, Texas, DWI case.