For more than 20 years, Eddington Worley has fought to protect the rights of those who live and work in Texas. You can trust us to do the same when it comes to handling your Corpus Christi driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest in Texas.
With the possibility of jail time, probation, and a driver’s license suspension hanging over your head, this is a stressful and scary time. Our Corpus Christi DWI lawyers can answer your questions, address your concerns, and offer the support and guidance you need. Let us review your case and go to work for you.
Call us today to learn more or to get started: 855-600-6695.
Criminal Penalties of a DWI Conviction in Corpus Christi
Texas law treats DWIs and related offenses as serious crimes. The consequences you could face if convicted include a range of penalties ranging from jail time to monetary fines. The judge who oversees your case has a lot of leeway to apply their knowledge of aggravating or mitigating circumstances to their ruling when it comes to the severity of your sentence.
In general, if you are over the age of 21 and have no previous criminal record, you can expect a sentence that includes some of the following:
- Mandatory attendance in a 12-hour alcohol education program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years
- Jail time
In addition, there are many other costs associated with a conviction. For example, you will lose your commercial driver’s license if you hold one. You might also lose your job if you cannot get there or need to drive as a part of your job description. You may miss school and need to take time off, and it may be difficult to take care of your family without a driver’s license.
Understanding Your Administrative License Revocation
Many people do not realize they will receive an automatic driver’s license revocation after a Corpus Christi citation for DWI or a related offense. The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) goes into effect 40 days following your arrest unless you appeal the revocation in writing within two weeks of your arrest. We can help you request the hearing if you enlist our help with enough time left to do so.
We recommend all our clients challenge the ALR. During this hearing, the Texas Department of Public Safety must present evidence to show the reason behind the ALR, so this gives us a sneak-peek of the evidence prosecutors have against you and allows us to build a stronger case.
If you are facing a DWI charge, our Corpus Christi DWI lawyers can help. Contact our legal team at 855-600-6695 for help.
Our DWI Defense Attorneys Can Go to Work for You
Our attorneys know the most common and effective defenses in DWI cases. We will review the facts of your case and develop a defense strategy that will counter the case presented against you by prosecutors. We fight for a more favorable outcome for our clients in every drunk driving case. Possible favorable outcomes include:
- Convincing the district attorney not to charge you
- Getting the judge to drop the charges against you
- Getting some or all evidence against you thrown out
- Negotiating a plea deal for lesser charges and a lighter sentence
- Building a strong case for acquittal in court
- Presenting an argument for mitigating circumstances that reduce your sentence
From our very first meeting, we will protect your rights. We can accompany you to police questioning or other meetings to ensure they do not take your comments out of context and check to ensure the police did not violate your rights during your traffic stop or arrest. We will stand by you through your arraignment, all court appearances, and your trial if it is necessary.
We can also help you petition for your occupational license if we cannot successfully appeal your ALR or if you receive a suspension as a criminal penalty. This license would allow you to continue driving to work or school and limit the overall impact your arrest and conviction have on your everyday life.
We Take on All Types of Texas DWI Cases
Our team knows that many situations can lead to a DWI arrest. We know how prosecutors approach proving each type of case and can build a defense strategy to counter it. Some of the most common situations we encounter include clients who:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing
- Failed a breath or blood test
- Refused to submit to testing and subsequently failed a test
- Caused a traffic accident then failed a test
- Are under age 21 who refused to submit to a test
- Are under age 21 who failed a breath or blood test
If you find yourself in any of these situations — or another involving a Corpus Christi DWI arrest — our team is here to help. Reach out to us today. We want to discuss the circumstances of your arrest with you and may be able to help the district attorney and judge see things from your point of view.
Talk to a Corpus Christi DWI Lawyer About Your Case
If the police arrested you or a loved one and you now face DWI charges, the drunk driving defense attorneys from Eddington Worley can help. Let our team look over the facts of your case and help you develop a strong defense strategy. We will protect your rights and fight for a more favorable outcome in your case.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more or for immediate help from a member of our team.