You can use an online search to find someone arrested for DWI in Dallas. If the Dallas Police arrested your friend or family member on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or a related offense, they are likely at either a facility run by the City of Dallas or a Dallas County facility. The first step in getting your loved one out of jail is to find out where they are.
After an arrest, the police will take your loved one somewhere to process them into the system and to hold them until their initial court hearing. During your loved one’s initial appearance, the Judge will set bail. Once the Judge sets bail, you can bail them out or work with a bondsman to make bail.
We recommend giving us a call as early in this process as possible. We can offer the support and guidance you need. Call us now at 855-508-9785
Finding Your Loved One After a Dallas DWI Arrest
Finding your loved one following a Dallas DWI arrest is not always easy. The police may hold them at a local precinct, or there could be a period where they are not yet in the system during processing. During this time, the police often allow them to call you. This is the best way to know where they are early on.
If you do not receive a call several hours after their arrest, there are two options for where they may be. Some people facing a DWI arrest in Dallas will go to one of the six detention facilities within the oversight of Dallas County. They hold other offenders at the Dallas Marshal’s Office and City Detention Center on Chestnut Street.
You can find anyone arrested and processed through a Dallas County Jail using their online search tool. The other 13 counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex also offer similar services.
Understanding the Consequences of a Dallas DWI Conviction
Texas law allows for stiff DWI penalties when someone gets convicted of a drunk driving offense. First-time offenders could get:
- Up to six months in jail
- A two-year driver’s license suspension
- Significant fines
- Mandatory attendance in a state-approved Alcohol Education Program
- Community Service
- Additional fines for three years following license reinstatement
- Other penalties
Depending on their situation, a DWI sentence could cost your loved one their job, force them to drop out of school, and make it difficult to make ends meet. There is no reason your loved one must try to fight these charges on their own. We can help them challenge these potential penalties, fighting for a more favorable outcome. We may be able to get the charges reduced or dropped, negotiate a plea deal, or get their sentence probated by the Judge.
Facing the Administrative License Revocation
In addition to the criminal penalties, if convicted, your loved one will also receive an Administrative License Revocation (ALR)separate from their criminal case. This means they could face a driver’s license suspension even if the government cannot convict them of a crime.
They only have 15 days from the date of their arrest to challenge the ALR. If you contact us shortly after their arrest, we can go to work on appealing the ALR and building a strong case for their defense.
The Eddington Worley DWI Defense Team Will Aggressively Fight the Charges
If your loved one is in a Dallas jail following an arrest for suspicion of DWI or a related offense, the team from Eddington Worley can go to work on their case. We can help you understand what is happening to your loved one while they are in custody and what you can expect to happen next.
While the timetable is somewhat unpredictable, we can work to prepare you to pay bail and bond your loved one out of jail as soon as the Judge announces their bail amount.
We can also send an attorney to represent them during interrogation and their initial court appearance, protecting their rights. We will also begin gathering information about their arrest and the evidence the police collected and building a strong defense in their case.
When we take on a DWI case, we launch an investigation into exactly what happened. This includes:
- Learning as much as possible about the circumstances of the traffic stop or accident
- Analyzing the evidence the prosecution claims to have
- Talking to witnesses
- Reviewing video and other documentation
- Ensuring there were no issues with breath or blood testing equipment or procedures
- Protecting your rights if the police illegally stopped or searched you
We will use everything we learn to build a strong case for a more favorable outcome. While this varies depending on the facts of your case, this could include:
- Preventing the District Attorney from filing charges
- Getting charges reduced or dropped
- Negotiating a plea deal
- Fighting for an acquittal in court
- Negotiating a probated sentence
Talk to a DWI Defense Lawyer in Dallas Today
If Dallas police arrested your friend or family member and they are currently in a Dallas-area jail on suspicion of drunk driving, the DWI defense team from Eddington Worley is here to help. We do not think anyone should have to face this alone. Let a DWI lawyer in Dallasoffer you support and guidance, go to work protecting your loved one’s rights, help you get them out of jail, and begin building a strong defense in their case.
Call us today at 855-508-9785 and let us go to work for you immediately.