The drunk driving defense team from Eddington Worley, can help you fight a Garland arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI), drugged driving, or refusing to submit to breath or blood testing. We understand how stressful facing criminal charges can be and want you to know you are not alone. We will walk through the process with you, protecting your rights and pursuing a more favorable outcome in your case.
Our Garland DWI lawyers can review your case and go to work for you today. We will be by your side from your arraignment through any court appearances and until after your trial if necessary. Call us today to get started: 855-600-6695.
We Take on All Types of Garland DWI Cases
We understand that a DWI arrest in Garland or the greater Dallas area can stem from a variety of different situations. The circumstances of your arrest may change the charges you face and how the district attorney’s office handles your case.
Luckily, we know how they generally approach the most common situations and charges. This includes if you:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing
- Failed a breath or blood test in Garland
- Refused to submit to testing and subsequently failed a test
- Caused a crash and then refused to submit to testing or failed a test
- Are under the legal drinking age and refused to submit to a test
- Are under the legal drinking age and failed a breath or blood test
Each situation has specific evidence necessary to prove the prosecution’s case, so we may be able to target this evidence to prove it is inaccurate or questionable.
A Garland DWI Is a Serious Offense With Real Consequences
While most first-time offenders do not receive significant jail time, a Garland DWI conviction can have serious consequences. Often, those who face these charges anticipate the ways the driver’s license suspension will affect their lives. In addition, a first-time offender will likely face:
- Mandatory attendance in a 12-hour alcohol education program
Beyond the legal consequences, a DWI conviction can impact your life in a number of ways. The license suspension could mean you cannot get back to work or school, or it might impact how you can care for your family. You could lose your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and be unable to return to your previous job. Probation could make traveling difficult.
A DWI conviction is also expensive. In addition to fines and court costs, you will likely need to pay fees to enroll in the alcohol education program and to get your license reinstated. You may need to pay for an ignition interlock system in your car, and your car insurance premiums will likely increase significantly.
You Will Face an Automatic Driver’s License Revocation
Before your case ever goes to trial, you will face an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) because of your DWI or refusal to submit citation. This revocation, handled by the Texas Department of Public Safety, kicks in 40 days after an arrest for one of these violations.
The ALR is automatic unless you file a written request to challenge it during the first 15 days following your arrest. We can handle this request for a hearing on your behalf if you contact quickly after your citation.
During this hearing, we will represent you and present a case for dropping the ALR. The Department of Public Safety will need to show the evidence they have for upholding your ALR. Even if we do not win your appeal, this will give us a chance to see the evidence the prosecution will use to build a criminal case against you.
If you are facing a DWI charge, contact a Garland DWI lawyer now. Call us today at 855-600-6695.
Our Team Can Fight the Garland DWI Charges You Face
The Eddington Worley, team has a 20-year history of aggressively protecting the rights of our clients. From the initial traffic stop until the end of your case, we will fight to ensure the police, the prosecution, and the court upholds your rights. Let us go to work for you today.
One of the first things we will do when you enlist our help on your case is to sit down with you and listen to your side of the story. Often it is the accused who no one wants to hear during this process, but we believe it is imperative to listen to you and ensure the district attorney’s office hears things from your point of view.
We will use your story, in addition to our experience and the facts of your individual case, to develop a solid defense strategy and fight for a more favorable outcome. Depending on your case, this could include:
- Convincing the district attorney not to file charges
- Getting the court to drop the charges against you
- Getting evidence thrown out in court
- Negotiating a plea deal for lesser charges
- Getting an acquittal in court
- Presenting evidence of mitigating circumstances for a lighter sentence
We may also be able to help you petition for an occupational license if you need to serve your ALR or another license suspension related to your case. An occupational license allows you to continue driving to work or school.
Talk to a Garland DWI Lawyer Today
Eddington Worley, can help you fight for a more favorable outcome in your DWI case in Garland or elsewhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Call us to learn more about our services. Someone from our DWI defense team is standing by now to take your call at 855-600-6695.