Drunk driving offenses, called DWI in Texas, call for severe consequences if convicted. At Eddington Worley, we understand how stressful this time can be. There is no reason you need to fight this alone. We can help you pursue a more favorable outcome in your case while also protecting your rights.
Call us today to discuss the circumstances of your traffic stop and arrest. We can go to work for you immediately, appearing with you at your arraignment, or we can answer your questions and give you some time to consider if you want our help to fight the charges against you. You can reach a member of our team serving Mesquite, TX at 855-600-6695.
Texas Takes DWI and Related Offenses Seriously
At Eddington Worley, our drunk driving defense attorneys understand what it takes to prove this type of case. We know the kinds of evidence the prosecutors will try to use against you. We can often counter their arguments against you by developing a strong defense strategy based on the facts of your case.
We can take on any Mesquite drunk or drugged driving case, no matter the circumstances. This includes if the police arrested you after a traffic stop, single-car accident, or injury crash. Some of the most common situations we see include:
- Refusing to submit to breath or blood testing; or
- Failing a breath or blood test; or
- Refusing to submit to testing and subsequently failing a test; or
- Offenses involving minors under the age of 21-years-old
We serve clients in Mesquite as well as greater Dallas County. If the police arrested you for DWI on your way home from downtown Dallas or Lake Ray Hubbard, we are here to help. Call us today, and a member of our drunk driving criminal defense team can answer your questions and address your concerns about the charges you face.
You Do Not Want to Face the Potential Penalties of a Mesquite DWI Conviction
Fighting a Texas DWI charge is scary because of the significant consequences you could face if convicted. Spending time in jail or losing your driver’s license could cost you your job, force you to quit school, and even cause problems in your social life. Some of the potential DWI penalties you may face include after a first offense:
- Mandatory enrollment in a 12-hour Alcohol Education Program
- A driver’s license suspension of not more than two years
- Jail time
Judges will sometimes be willing to offer a probated sentence to first-time offenders. This would allow you to serve a set period of probation instead of a portion of your jail time or your driver’s license suspension. You will need to adhere to the terms of the probation, including paying any associated costs and completing the required community service. Violating the rules of your probation could result in being forced to finish your original sentence.
Act Quickly to Appeal Your Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
When Texas law enforcement cites someone for a DWI or a related offense, this triggers an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) automatically. This revocation, handled by the Texas Department of Public Safety, occurs regardless of the outcome of your criminal case and begins 40 days from the date of your arrest.
To challenge an ALR, you must act quickly. We can handle this process for you, but you need to notify the agency within 15 days of your arrest in writing. You can request an appeal hearing and let us represent you to the Judge overseeing your administrative case. We can present evidence in your defense and argue that you did not break the law.
We recommend everyone appeal its ALR, even if the chances of winning the challenge are slim. The process serves as a practice run for your criminal case and gives us a sneak peek of the prosecution’s case against you.
Let Us Help You Fight Mesquite, Texas, DWI Charges
At Eddington Worley, our criminal defense drunk driving attorneys understand how the District Attorney’s office approaches these cases. We know the evidence they will use and how to defend against it. We may be able to call into question the actions of the police, whether they had reason to stop you, and even the procedures used to test your breath or blood.
Let us develop a solid defense strategy on your behalf, fighting the charges against you. Some of the most common ways we can fight for a more favorable outcome in these cases include:
- Presenting evidence to have charges dropped or reduced
- Challenging evidence and trying to get it thrown out when appropriate
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge with more lenient sentencing
- Presenting a strong case for acquittal in court
- Pursuing a probated or reduced sentence
We may also be able to help you regain limited driving privileges even if you do not win your ALR appeal. This is possible by petitioning for an occupational license. An occupational license will allow you to drive to work, school, and other necessary locations despite having a suspended or revoked driver’s license. The Court may ask you to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for an occupational license.
Talk to a Mesquite DWI Lawyer About Your Case Today
If you face drunk driving, drugged driving, or refusal to submit to testing charges in Mesquite, Texas, the DWI defense team from Eddington Worley is here to help. Let us review the circumstances of your arrest and protect your rights. We can develop a defense strategy and fight the charges you face.
Call us today at 855-600-6695. A member of our team is standing by to take your call. They can answer all your questions and address your concerns about a Mesquite DWI charge.