A Texas drunk driving charge could leave you facing jail time, a driver’s license suspension, fines, and more. If the police arrested you for drunk driving (DWI) or another related charge, we are here to help.
At Eddington Worley, we believe no one needs to go through this alone. Let us go to work for you today. Our DWI defense attorneys serving Brownsville can protect your rights, from your arraignment through a trial if necessary.
We know how the prosecutor will try your case and how to build a defense based on the circumstances of your arrest. Call us today to get started: 855-600-6695. We can help you fight the charges against you.
Types of Brownsville DWI Cases We Handle
At Eddington Worley, our team can handle any type of Brownsville DWI case, or cases stemming from related charges. We understand what it takes to defend this type of case. We know where police often make mistakes, the potential issues with testing equipment and testing procedures, and other important factors in trying a DWI case.
We see many different circumstances that lead to an arrest, and ultimately to clients needing our help. Some of the most common include:
Our team takes on all types of drunk driving and drugged driving cases. This includes:
- Refusal to submit to breath or blood testing for drugs or alcohol; or
- Failing a breath or blood test; or
- Refusing to submit to testing and later failing a test; or
- Minors under age 21 refusing to submit to a test and/or failing a breath or blood test
If you face any type of drunk or drugged driving charge in Brownsville, Cameron County, or elsewhere in South Texas, our team is here to help. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case with a member of our team. We can go to work for you immediately or answer any questions and concerns you may have.
Potential Consequences of a Brownsville DWI Conviction
The DWI penalties you could face if convicted of a drunk driving offense in Texas are significant. They may affect many aspects of your life, including your career, education, and social life. The extended driver’s license suspension can be especially problematic for those who need to drive to work or school or must drive as a part of their job.
When possible, it is best to do everything you can to avoid the consequences of a Texas DWI. Some common penalties after a first DWI offense include:
- Enrollment in an Alcohol Education Program approved by the State of Texas; and
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years in addition to an administrative suspension; and
- Jail times; and
In some cases, we can help clients get some or all of their sentence probated. When the Court agrees to probate your sentence, they will outline the terms of your probation including the rules and length. If you follow these rules for the set period, you will not have to serve the original sentence. If you violate this probation, however, you may have to go to jail or otherwise complete your original sentence.
You Could Lose Your License Without a Conviction Following a Brownsville, Texas, DWI Stop
Under Texas law, you will receive an automatic Administrative License Revocation (ALR) if the police cite you for drunk driving, drugged driving, or refusal to submit to testing. The Texas Department of Public Safety oversees this revocation. It begins 40 days after your arrest regardless of the outcome of your criminal case.
The only way to stop this is to file a written request for an appeal hearing within the first 15 days following the citation. We can help you challenge an ALR, including representing you during the hearing. We encourage all our clients to file an appeal. Even if we cannot preserve your driving privileges, it allows us to see the evidence against you the prosecution will try to use in their criminal case.
Let Our Team Fight Your Brownsville, TX, DWI Charges
The Eddington Worley team has worked to protect the rights of our clients for more than two decades. We will help you understand the charges against you, collect evidence, and build a strong case for a more favorable outcome. While every case is different, and it is impossible to tell you which approach we may take before we look into the circumstances around your arrest, some of the most common defense strategies we employ include:
- Uncovering and presenting evidence to show your innocence
- Getting illegally obtained evidence thrown out
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge
- Presenting a strong case in court for acquittal
- Negotiating a more lenient or probated sentence
We may be able to help you petition for an occupational license if you need to drive to work or school. This is possible if you face a criminal suspension or an ALR. You may need to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle and blow into it as required to meet the requirements of your occupational license.
You can reach a member of our Brownsville, TX, DWI team today by calling 855-600-6695. Discuss your case with us and let us answer your questions and address your concerns.
Talk to a Brownsville DWI Lawyer About Your Case
If you face charges after Brownsville Police arrested you for a DWI or on a related charge, Eddington Worley can protect your rights and fight the charges against you. Let us investigate the circumstances of your arrest and build a solid case on your behalf.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to talk to a member of our team about your DWI case.