Facing driving under the influence (DWI) charges in Plano could result in spending the night in jail, losing your driver’s license, and more. At Eddington Worley, our attorneys understand the pressure you are under if police accuse you of this offense. Let us review the facts of your arrest and go to work defending you from the most unfavorable outcomes.
A DWI lawyer & drunk driving defense in Plano, TX can stand with you at your arraignment and walk you through the entire criminal justice process. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to schedule a time to meet or to get started immediately.
We Can Handle Your Plano DWI Case
Our team at Eddington Worley, understands that no two drunk driving cases look alike, so we do not have one-size-fits-all answers. We can help you build a defense no matter your situation. We will review the facts of your case and use them to help us understand the case the prosecution may try to build against you.
We take on all types of DWI offenses and related citations. We can help if you:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing
- Failed a breath or blood test
- Refused to submit to testing and later 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
A Criminal DWI Conviction Brings With It Many Penalties
Texas considers DWI and refusal to submit serious violations. If convicted, you could face significant consequences. It is important to note, though, that the judge who oversees your case will have leeway when it comes to considering any mitigating or aggravating circumstances. In general, an adult who has never had a DWI conviction before may face:
- Mandatory attendance in a 12-hour alcohol education program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years
- Jail time
Your arrest and conviction could also affect your life in other ways. For example, you will lose your commercial driver’s license if you have one. You could also lose your job if you cannot drive to or for work, and it may be difficult to get to school or care for your family.
In addition, you may have to spend thousands of dollars on fighting the charges, paying fines, and installing an ignition interlock device on your car, if required. You will also see a significant increase in your car insurance premiums.
Understanding the Administrative License Revocation
Under Texas law, everyone who gets cited or arrested for drunk driving, drugged driving, or refusal to submit to testing faces an automatic revocation of their driver’s license. Known as Administrative License Revocation (ALR), this revocation occurs no matter the outcome of your criminal case. Even if we clear your name in court, you will need to serve your ALR unless you win an appeal before it begins. Find out about if your license will be permanently revoked after a DWI charge in Texas.
If you plan to challenge the ALR — and we encourage you to do so — you need to request an appeals hearing in writing within 15 days of your arrest. If you enlist our help in time, we can handle this process for you. During this hearing, the Texas Department of Public Safety will present the evidence they have to show you violated the state’s DWI laws, which can give us a sense of the case prosecutors have against you. Find out how you can get your Texas Driver’s License back if you win your DWI Case.
Let the Eddington Worley, Team Go to Work for You
For more than 20 years, the team from Eddington Worley, has fought to protect the rights of our clients. Both Newsweek and Time have given accolades to our lead attorney, McDonald “Don” Worley. We know what it takes to fight DWI charges, and we can take on your case.
A DWI lawyer & drunk driving defense in Plano, TX will review the details of your case and formulate a strategy to fight the allegations against you. Possible favorable outcomes could include:
- Convincing the district attorney not to file charges
- Getting the judge to drop the charges
- Getting evidence against you thrown out
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge or fewer penalties
- Presenting a strong case for acquittal in court
- Arguing for a lighter sentence based on mitigating factors
If you face DWI charges in Plano, the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Collin County, or Denton County, our drunk driving defense attorneys can go to work for you today. We understand you are under a lot of stress and probably scared about what the future may hold. With our team on your side, you will have someone who can answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way.
If you are eligible, we can help you petition the court for your occupational license so you can drive to school or work. This limited license may require you to install and use an ignition interlock device, but it will allow you to continue driving despite your ALR or criminal penalties that include a driver’s license suspension.
Talk to a Plano DWI Lawyer About Your Case
If you face accusations of DWI or a related offense in Plano or elsewhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the team from Eddington Worley, is standing by to help. A DWI lawyer & drunk driving defense in Plano, TX can go to work immediately to protect your rights, fight for your driving privileges, and limit the impact your arrest has on your life. Call us today at 855-600-6695 and let us review your case.