Getting arrested for drunk driving, known as DWI in Texas, can affect almost every aspect of your life. You could face time in jail, significant periods without a driver’s license, fines, probation, and more.
The team from Eddington Worley may be able to help you reduce the penalties you face or clear your name entirely. We know how stressful this process is and do not want you to face it alone.
We can review your case today and get started building your defense strategy. We can go with you to your arraignment, represent you to the prosecution and the Judge, and fight the charges against you. Call us today: 855-600-6695.
Every Case Is Different, But We Can Help You Understand
Every drunk driving or drugged driving case is different. We do not have a one-size-fits-all answer to apply to these cases. Instead, we will talk to you about the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop or accident and arrest. We will explain the options and build a strategy to fight the charges.
Some of the most common situations we encounter include times when our clients:
- Refused to submit to blood or breath testing for alcohol or drugs; or
- Failed a breath or blood test; or
- Refused to submit to testing and then failed a mandatory test; or
- Are under the legal drinking age and refused to submit to a test
- Are under the age of 21 and failed a breath or blood test
If the police stopped you in McKinney, Collin County, Plano, or elsewhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and you got a DWI or related charge, we are here to help. Let our team review the facts of your case today and help you fight to get a more favorable outcome in your criminal case.
Facing the Consequences After a McKinney DWI Conviction
A McKinney DWI conviction can cost you a lot. The DWI penalties you may receive if convicted of drunk driving or refusal to submit to testing charge can be significant. They often include:
- Mandatory attendance in a State-approved Alcohol Education Program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years for a first offense
- Jail time
In some cases, we may be able to get a portion of your sentence probated. The Judge pay offer probation instead of all or part of your jail sentence or driver’s license suspension. A probated sentence means you will need to follow specific terms of an agreement with the court for a set period of time. If you break the rules the Judge set, you may have to serve your original sentence.
There are, of course, other consequences of a conviction that are not directly related to the penalties you receive. Not being able to drive could mean losing your job or not being able to get to school. You might not be able to grocery shop for your family or pick your children up from school.
You Could Still Lose Your Driver’s License After a Texas DWI Arrest
In Texas, you may have to serve a driver’s license suspension even if you win your criminal case. There is an automatic Administrative License Revocation (ALR) triggered by an arrest for drunk driving or refusal to submit to testing. If you do not file an appeal, this will go into effect 40 days after your arrest.
If you do choose to challenge your ALR — and we encourage you to — you must file an appeal in writing within 15 days of your arrest. We can handle this for you if you enlist our help before time runs out. We can also represent you during the appeal hearing, presenting arguments on your behalf and fighting to try to keep your driving privileges.
We Can Fight for Your Rights and Build a Strong Defense in Your DWI Case
Eddington Worley, led by attorney McDonald “Don” Worley, will stand behind you through the criminal justice process, fighting for a more favorable outcome in your McKinney drunk driving case. Newsweek named our lead attorney McDonald “Don” Worley one of the country’s best trial lawyers in 2012, and he received similar accolades from Time magazine in 2013.
Protecting Your Rights
We can go to work for you as soon as you reach out to us, representing you during police questioning and your arraignment or going to work immediately to put a strong defense strategy in place. As a part of handling your case, we will review the circumstances surrounding your arrest and ensuring the police did not violate your rights. If they did, we may be able to get the Judge to throw out some of the evidence they are using to prove their case.
Fighting for a More Favorable Outcome
Depending on the facts of your case, we will develop a plan to defend you and pursue a more favorable outcome. This could include:
- Attempting to get the charges dropped by presenting evidence of your innocence
- Trying to get certain evidence thrown out
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge with more lenient penalties
- Taking your case to court and presenting a strong case for acquittal
- Negotiating a sentence reduction or probated sentence
We can also help you fight your ALR or petition for an occupational license. An occupational license will allow you to continue driving to work or school or for other essential functions. It may require you to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
Call our DWI defense team serving McKinney, Texas, today at 855-600-6695. Let us find out more about your case and offer the help you need. There is no reason you have to face this alone.
Talk to a McKinney DWI Lawyer
If you face McKinney drunk driving charges, the criminal defense team from Eddington Worley is standing by waiting for your call. Let us help you today, or we can explain more about our services and what you can expect in the future.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more.