A conviction of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Richardson, TX can lead to the suspension of your driver’s license, jail time, fines, and more. This type of arrest and conviction could significantly impact many areas of your everyday life. The team from Eddington Worley Attorneys can help you fight the allegations and seek a more favorable outcome.
A Richardson DWI lawyer can go to work for you immediately following your arrest, including standing by your side during your initial hearing and arraignment. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case and how our services can help you, or to get started immediately.
We Can Take on Any Richardson, TX Drunk Driving Case
If the police arrested you for DWI in Richardson, or elsewhere in Dallas or Collin County, our team can help. We have handled thousands of these cases, fighting for clients who:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing; or
- Failed a breath or blood test; or
- Refused testing and later failed a mandatory test; or
- Were under the age of 21 and refused to submit to testing or failed a test
We will look into your case and develop a strong defense strategy based on the unique aspects of your case. We understand the most common defenses and the evidence necessary for a conviction in these cases. We can challenge breath or blood testing results, hold police responsible for illegal traffic stops, and take other steps to pursue a more favorable outcome in your case.
Consequences of a Richardson, TX DWI Conviction
We try to reduce the charges or get the charges dropped against our clients because of the severity of the penalties they may face if convicted. Texas takes drunk and drugged driving seriously, and you could face significant consequences if they find you guilty of DWI in Richardson. This may include:
- Jail time
- A drivers’ license suspension that could last up to 24 months
- Mandatory attendance in an Alcohol Education Program
These are the penalties for a first-offense DWI. Second and subsequent arrests and convictions call for even harsher sentencing. Call 855-600-6695 today to let us go to work fighting the accusations in your Richardson DWI case.
Probation Is Sometimes the Best Possible Outcome
In some cases, we can reduce the charges against you or convince the judge to sentence you to probation instead of jail time and steep fines. When this occurs, it is important you understand what probation means. When the judge probates your sentence, you are agreeing to do what they order to stay out of jail. Terms of probation for DWI often include:
- Completing community service hours
- Abstaining from drugs and alcohol
- Wearing a monitoring bracelet or installing an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
- Not committing any other crimes
- Checking in regularly with a probation officer
- Remaining in school or keeping a job
We Can Help You Appeal Your Administrative License Revocation If We Know In Time
When you receive a citation for DWI in Texas, you automatically receive an Administrative License Revocation (ALR). This revocation of your license occurs no matter if you get convicted of the crime or not. The only way you can avoid losing your license after your arrest is to appeal the ALR. There are very short time limits on filing a challenge to the automatic license revocation.
Call us immediately after your arrest so we can get to work on requesting your appeal and building a strong argument. In general, you will likely have only 15 days to submit a request in writing.
It is difficult to win an ALR appeal, but it is always worth trying. In addition to possibly helping you keep your driving privileges, it gives us a sneak peek at the evidence prosecutors have against you and how they will try to use it during a trial.
Our Attorneys Will Fight for Your Best Interests in a Richardson DWI Case
The Richardson DWI lawyers from Eddington Worley Attorneys have decades of combined experience fighting to protect our clients from the harshest penalties associated with drunk driving and DWI. We understand that this type of conviction can cause problems at work, at school, and at home. We know you do not want to go to jail and that you need your driver’s license to go to work or school and to provide for your family.
We will review the facts of your case and launch an investigation to help us understand exactly what happened and how the circumstances of your arrest could affect the outcome of your case. Then, we will use what we learn to develop a defense strategy. This strategy could include:
- Asking the court to reduce or drop the charges against you
- Presenting evidence to show you were not drunk or drugged
- Getting evidence against you thrown out because the police violated your rights
- Identifying problems with the breath or blood testing equipment or procedure
- Negotiating a plea deal for a reduced charge and fewer penalties
- Taking your case to court and arguing for an acquittal
- Requesting a probated sentence
No matter the outcome of your case, we can likely help you seek an occupational license following a first offense DWI acquittal or conviction. This type of license will allow you to drive despite an ALR or suspension related to your criminal case. This limited license allows you to go to work, school, and run other important errands. Call 855-600-6695 today to learn more.
Talk to a Richardson DWI Attorney About Your Case Today
If you face DWI arrest or charges in Richardson, Texas, the Richardson DWI lawyers from Eddington Worley Attorneys can help. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to get started.