A driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction in Irving could mean jail time, significant fines, probation, and a suspension of your driver’s license. You could struggle to keep your job or stay in school. At Eddington Worley, our attorneys know how stressful facing DWI charges can be.
Let our Irving DWI lawyers go to work for you, reviewing your case and developing a strong defense strategy on your behalf. We will protect your rights and pursue a more favorable outcome in your case. In Irving, TX, or the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, call our office today at 855-600-6695 to get started.
We Take on All Types of Irving DWI Cases
Drunk driving incidents — or false allegations of drunk driving — can occur in many ways. Our attorneys understand the circumstances that commonly lead to these charges and can develop a defense strategy for you no matter the situation. Some of the most types of Texas DWI cases occur because a driver:
- Refuses to submit to breath or blood testing
- Fails a breath or blood test
- Refuses to submit to testing and subsequently fails a mandatory test
- Under the legal drinking age refuses to submit to a test
- Under the legal drinking age fails a breath or blood test
We know how the district attorney’s office likes to approach each of these situations, including the charges you will like face and the evidence they may have against you. We will investigate the circumstances of your traffic stop, detainment, arrest, and testing. We may be able to uncover evidence that helps us clear your name.
Facing the Penalties After an Irving DWI Conviction
The legal consequences you could face if convicted of DWI or a related offense could impact your life in a variety of ways. Common penalties include:
- Mandatory attendance in a 12-hour alcohol education program
- A driver’s license suspension
- Jail time
Because significant jail time is rare for first-time offenders, the most common worry our clients express relates to the driver’s license suspension. If the court convicts you of an Irving DWI, you will face a suspension of your driving privileges for up to two years. As you can imagine, this can make working or going to school difficult. You may need to petition for an occupational license or rely on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to get around.
The financial costs of a conviction also add up quickly. You will owe fines, court costs, and attorney’s fees. In addition, you will need to pay to attend a state-approved alcohol education program, to get your license reinstated, and for an ignition interlock system, if required. You can also expect the cost of your car insurance to go up significantly.
If you are facing a DWI charge, the Irving DWI lawyers at Eddington Worley can help. Call us today at 855-600-6695.
You Could Lose Your License Without Getting a Conviction
When a Texas driver gets arrested and cited for DWI, refusal to submit to breath or blood testing, or a related offense, it triggers an automatic revocation of their driver’s license. Known as an Administrative License Revocation (ALR), this revocation comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety and is a civil penalty that has nothing to do with your criminal case.
The only way to avoid losing your license to the ALR is to challenge it in writing within 15 days of your arrest. We can handle this process for you, but you need to act quickly. If you miss this deadline, you will lose your license.
During the appeal hearing, the Department of Public Safety will present their evidence to a judge and prove their case against you. Even if we do not win the appeal, we will get a sneak peek at the prosecution’s evidence.
Let Us Go to Work for You in Your Irving DWI Case
For more than 20 years, the team from Eddington Worley, has fought to protect the rights of our clients for fair treatment and a fair trial. We will review the facts of your stop, detainment, and arrest to ensure the police did not violate your rights.
We will use our experience, paired with the facts of your case and the evidence we uncover during our investigation, to develop a strong defense strategy in your DWI case. We can fight the charges against you, pursuing a more favorable outcome in your case. Depending on the circumstance specific to your case, this could include:
- Helping you avoid charges altogether
- Getting the court to drop or reduce the charges against you
- Getting key evidence thrown out
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge
- Presenting a strong argument for acquittal during your trail
- Arguing for the judge to consider mitigating circumstances that reduce the penalties you face if convicted
If you do face a conviction, or if we cannot successfully appeal your ALR, we may be able to help you get an occupational license. With an occupational license, you can drive back and forth to work or school. You may, however, need to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car.
Talk to an Irving DWI Lawyer Today
If the police arrested you or you face DWI charges in Irving, Texas, the drunk driving defense attorneys from Eddington Worley, are here to help. Newsweek named our lead attorney, McDonald “Don” Worley, one of the best trial lawyers in the country a few years ago, and Time magazine followed up by calling him a “legal leader.” We will use our experience, resources, and understanding of Texas DWI cases to help you. Call us: 855-600-6695.