A College Station driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest and conviction can derail your degree, cost you your job, and even result in time behind bars. We understand how stressful and concerning it can be to face this type of allegation. At Eddington Worley Attorneys, we ensure you do not have to go through this alone.
A College Station DWI lawyer can help you fight DWI charges in College Station, greater Brazos County, or elsewhere in East-Central Texas. Reach out to our team today by calling 855-600-6695. We can employ a strong defense strategy to hopefully clear your name or reduce the charges against you.
Drunk Driving Arrests Can Happen in a Variety of Ways in Texas
At Eddington Worley Attorneys, we understand how the Texas drunk and drugged driving laws work and what it takes to prove a case against a driver. We can take on any DWI, DUI, implied consent, or drugged driving case. Let us review the facts of your case and the circumstances that led to your arrest.
We can help if the police arrested you after you:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing; or
- Failed a breath or blood alcohol or drug test; or
- Refused to submit to test and later failed the mandatory blood test; or
- Passed testing but the arresting officer believes you were under the influence; or
- Were under the age of 21 and refused to submit to testing or failed a test.
It is important to note that DWI roadblocks are illegal in Texas. If the police stopped you without reason and arrested you for DWI, they violated your rights under state law. Reach out to us right away for help understanding your legal options.
Call 855-600-6695 to discuss your case today with a member of our College Station DWI defense team.
A College Station DWI Conviction Comes with Significant Penalties
At Eddington Worley Attorneys, we understand how important your driving privileges are to you. Unfortunately, a DWI arrest puts them in jeopardy even before your criminal case goes to trial. Anyone who receives a citation for DWI is subject to an automatic Administrative License Revocation (ALR). Some things you need to know about the ALR include:
- The arresting officer will take your license and give you a permit to drive for 40 days
- You only have 15 days following your arrest to appeal the ALR
- You must submit the request for an appeal hearing online
- If you do not appeal, the ALR will go into effect after the temporary permit expires
A College Station DWI lawyer can help you handle the appeal of your automatic license revocation, but you will need to reach out to us as soon as possible after your arrest so we can build a solid argument on your behalf. Even if we do not win your ALR appeal, we will gain valuable information about the case prosecutors will present against you in your criminal trial.
In addition to the ALR, you could face an additional driver’s license suspension if convicted of DWI. For a first-offense DWI, this could last up to six months (more if aggravating circumstances apply). Other consequences associated with a DWI sentence include:
- Jail time
- Mandatory attendance in an Alcohol Education Program
Our attorneys can sometimes work with prosecutors and the judge to get a probated sentence if you have never had a conviction before. You may be able to serve probation and avoid time behind bars and paying significant fines. Probation, however, requires being on your best behavior for a year or more.
If you get a probated sentence, you must agree to follow very strict terms set forth by the judge or face the possibility of jail time. These terms often include:
- Community service
- Abstaining from drugs and alcohol
- Installing an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
- Staying out of legal trouble
- Checking in regularly with your probation officer
- Remaining enrolled in school or keeping a job, depending on your circumstances
To learn more about how we may be able to avoid or reduce the penalties associated with your College Station DWI, call us today at 855-600-6695.
Our DWI Attorneys Can Help You Fight the Charges Against You
The drunk driving defense team from Eddington Worley Attorneys will go to work building a strong defense in your case today. We will recover as much evidence as possible in addition to what we learn about during your ALR hearing. Then, we will use what we know about the circumstances of your arrest to understand the strategy that will work best in your case. This could include:
- Providing evidence and asking the judge to reduce or drop the charges against you
- Presenting evidence you were not drunk or drugged
- Getting evidence against you barred from court because the police violated your rights when collecting it, such as conducting an improper traffic stop
- Identifying problems with the breath or blood testing equipment or procedure
- Negotiating a deal for a reduced charge that calls for fewer penalties
- Requesting a probated sentence or another option to reduce the penalties you face
A College Station DWI lawyer may be able to reduce the charges you face or get them dropped, or we may be able to reduce the sentence you receive if convicted. If you receive either your ALR or an additional suspension, we can also help you petition for an occupational license. This is possible following a first offense, but there may be waiting periods you must serve before applying after subsequent convictions.
Talk to a College Station DWI Lawyer About Your Case
If College Station Police arrested you or you face DWI charges in College Station, Texas, you do not have to try to navigate this process and fight for your driving privileges alone. The Eddington Worley Attorneys are here to help you appeal your ALR, represent you in court and fight for a more favorable outcome in your case, and petition for an occupational license.
Call our team today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case with a member of our Texas drunk driving defense team.