If an officer from the Denton Police Department or the University of North Texas Police cited you for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or a related offense, you do not have to try to fight the charges on your own. The attorneys from Eddington Worley know how to develop a strong defense strategy in these cases. We will aggressively represent you in your Denton, Texas, DWI case and fight for a more favorable outcome on your behalf.
Our team is standing by to take your call today. You can reach us at 855-600-6695. We can represent you during your initial court appearance, police interrogations, your arraignment, or any other time you go before a judge. If your loved one is currently in police custody, go ahead and give us a call and let us get to work immediately.
We Can Handle Even the Most Complex Denton, Texas, DWI Cases
If you face a DWI charge in Denton, Texas, or greater Denton County, our team can handle your case. We can take on any drunk driving or drugged driving case, as well as related charges. From open container violations to intoxication manslaughter and felony DWI, we can go to work for you.
Some of the allegations we can help you fight include:
- Refusal to submit to breath or blood testing
- Failing a breath or blood test after a traffic stop
- Refusal to submit to testing or failing a test while under the legal drinking age
- Open container violations
- Failed breath or drug tests after an injury accident
- Failed breath or drug tests after a fatal accident
- Repeat DWI offenses
No matter the circumstances of your arrest, we will review your case and discuss what you remember from when you received the citation. We will investigate to uncover the facts of your case and use them to develop a defense strategy on your behalf. We will provide support and guidance, as well as aggressive legal representation in your case.
A Denton, Texas, DWI Conviction Calls for Serious Penalties
You do not have to try to fight Denton DWI charges on your own. The consequences of a conviction are too significant to try to represent yourself through this process. If convicted of a first offense, you could face:
- Mandatory enrollment in a 12-hour Alcohol Education Program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years
- Jail time
As you can imagine, these consequences could impact many parts of your life in significant ways. You might lose your job, lose an occupational license, have to quit school, and face student sanctions at the University of North Texas. The only way to ensure you do not have to face any of these penalties or the related consequences is to avoid a conviction.
Receiving a Probated Sentence
We may be able to request the judge probate your sentence if convicted of a Denton, Texas, DWI. This means you will serve probation instead of jail time. The judge could also probate other parts of your sentence. Instead of completing your sentence, probation allows you to follow instead specific terms set by the judge for a set period.
For example, the judge may probate a jail sentence but require you to meet these terms for a year:
- Complete community service
- Abstain from drugs and alcohol
- Avoid committing any other crimes
- Check in weekly with a probation officer
If you complete these terms for the one year, you will not have to go to jail. However, if you violate these terms, the judge could send you to prison for the time included in your original sentence.
It is important to note that probation is not available to cover your full jail time during a second or subsequent DWI conviction.
The Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
There is one penalty that everyone who gets a DWI citation receives, regardless of whether the court convicts them. This is the Administrative License Revocation (ALR). This revocation of your driver’s license occurs automatically when police issue a citation for DWI and many related charges.
You have 15 days from the date of your arrest to challenge this license revocation. We encourage everyone to appeal their ALR. During your appeal hearing, the arresting officer will need to provide evidence of why they believed you were driving while intoxicated. If they fail to do so, you could retain your license.
Even if they do produce satisfactory evidence, we will get a sneak peek at how the prosecution could approach your case in court.
Eddington Worley Will Fight for a More Favorable Outcome in Your Denton, TX, DWI Case
The attorneys from Eddington Worley have more than two decades of experience fighting to protect the rights of their clients. When it comes to defending you against false or inflated allegations or other accusations, we will use the facts of your case to develop a strong defense strategy. We may be able to obtain a more favorable outcome on your behalf.
While every case is different, some common defense strategies we employ in these cases include:
- Getting the prosecution or the Court to reduce or drop charges based on new evidence
- Identifying an illegal stop or another violation of your rights
- Questioning the accuracy of breath or blood testing equipment
- Challenging the method or procedure used to obtain breath or blood samples
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge with fewer penalties
- Taking your case to court and presenting a strong case for acquittal
- Requesting a probated sentence in exchange for a guilty plea
If you have concerns that you may lose your ability to get to work or class, you may qualify for an occupational license. Once we know the outcome of your case, we may be able to petition the court for this type of restricted license on your behalf.
Talk to a Denton DWI Lawyer
If you face allegations of drunk or drugged driving in Denton, Texas, the attorneys from Eddington Worley are here to help. We will review your case, explain your legal options, and go to work protecting your rights. Let us build a solid case and fight for a more favorable outcome for you.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to get started.