A Texas drunk driving conviction is a serious offense and may lead to jail time, an extended driver’s license suspension, significant fines, and other DWI penalties. If the police arrested you for drunk driving (DWI) or a related offense in Frisco, TX, you do not have to fight this on your own. The defense team from Eddington Worley is here to protect your rights and stand by you throughout the process.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss the circumstances of your arrest and other details of your case. We can explain more about our services or go to work for you right away. If you call us soon enough, we can go with you to your arraignment or police questioning, or we can step in later to fight for a more favorable outcome for you.
We Know How Prosecutors Approach DWI and Other Similar Cases
While no two drunk driving or drugged driving cases are the same, prosecutors often similarly approach the criminal cases. They rely on the same types of evidence and present it in a certain way depending on the offense. Our team understands how this works and the approach they will likely take in your case. This allows us to build a stronger defense strategy to fight it and to present our own counter evidence.
We can handle any type of Frisco DWI offense or related cases. We take on cases in both Collin and Denton counties, as well as elsewhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Some of the most common cases we handle stem from incidents when our client:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing for alcohol or drugs; or
- Failed a breath or blood test; or
- Refused to submit to a test and subsequently failed required testing; or
- Refused to submit to a test and/or failed a breath or blood test while under the legal drinking age of 21-years-old
If you are in any of these situations, we can help. Give us a call and let us discuss your case today. We can represent you throughout the criminal justice process, gathering evidence and building a strong case for a more favorable outcome. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to get started.
Consequences of a Frisco, TX, DWI Arrest and Conviction
A DWI conviction, even for a first offense, comes with significant consequences. Many people find the extended driver’s license suspension most difficult to stomach. Losing your license could interrupt your work, education, caring for your family, and your social life. It is an especially scary prospect if your livelihood depends on your ability to drive back and forth to work or to drive for work.
In general, the criminal penalties for someone convicted of a first-offense DWI may include:
- Enrollment in a State-approved Alcohol Education Program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years
- Jail time
In some cases when the prosecution has strong evidence against our client, our best option is to pursue a probated sentence. When you get probation, this is an agreement between you and the Court that you will not have to serve your full sentence if you agree to follow specific rules they dictate.
If you follow their terms for the set period, you will not need to serve your full jail time or license suspension, depending on what parts of your sentence they probate.
Understanding the Texas Administrative License Revocation Law
When the police cite you for DWI, drugged driving, or refusing to submit to testing in Texas, this triggers an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) process overseen by the Texas Department of Public Safety. This suspension of your driver’s license occurs no matter if you get convicted of the crime or not. It begins 40 days follow your arrest.
The only way to avoid an ALR is to challenge it through the appeals process. You have 15 days following your arrest for failing a test or refusing to submit to testing to file your request for a hearing in writing. We can handle this for you if you enlist our help in time. We can represent you during your hearing, and fight to help you try to keep your driving privileges.
We recommend always challenging an ALR. Even if you do not win your appeal, you will get to learn more about the evidence the prosecution has in your case.
Let Us Represent You In Your Frisco, Texas, DWI Case
At Eddington Worley, we have spent more than 20 years protecting the rights of our clients. Named one of Newsweek’s best trial lawyers for 2012 and a “legal leader” by Time magazine in 2013, lead attorney McDonald “Don” Worley and his team fight for the most favorable outcome for every client.
If Frisco police arrested you and you face DWI charges or a related charge, we are here to help. Let us look into your case and begin to develop a defense strategy based on the circumstances of your traffic stop and arrest. Some common strategies include:
- Presenting evidence to prevent filing charges or get charges dropped
- Getting illegally obtained evidence thrown out
- Questioning the accuracy of testing equipment or procedures
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge
- Fighting for an acquittal in court
- Requesting probation or a lenient sentence
We may also be able to help you take steps to keep your driving privileges even if you get convicted, and they suspend your license, or if we cannot successfully appeal your ALR. We can help you file a petition for an occupational license, which would allow you to continue to drive to school, work, or on other necessary trips. You might have to agree to install an ignition interlock device.
Talk to a Frisco DWI Lawyer About Your Case Today
If the police arrested you on a DWI-related offense in Frisco, Texas, the team from Eddington Worley is standing by to take your call. We can ensure your rights remain protected and fight for a favorable outcome for you.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to get started.