In Texas, a drunk driving arrest, called DWI, is a serious offense. You could face jail time, fines, probation, and a driver’s license suspension. There is no reason you have to face this alone. At Eddington Worley, our attorneys know how scary the legal process can be.
Let a Fort Worth DWI lawyer review your case and go to work for you. Our team can step in immediately to accompany you to your arraignment or police questioning, or we can meet to talk more about our services and how we can help you fight the charges against you. Call us today to get started: 855-600-6695.
We Can Handle All Parts of Your Fort Worth Drunk Driving Case
Our team takes on all types of drunk driving and drugged driving cases. This includes:
- If you refused to submit breath or blood testing.
- If you failed a breath or blood test.
- If you refused to submit to testing and subsequently failed a test.
- If you are under the legal drinking age and refused to submit a test and/or failed a breath or blood test.
A Forth Worth DWI lawyer will take on both your criminal case and the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) that occurs automatically when police cite you for one of these violations. The criminal case will occur in court, and we can represent you through this process. We will fight for a more favorable outcome in your case, hoping to clear your name or reduce the charges against you.
The ALR, however, is automatic and could take your license away for a period of time even if the criminal court drops the charges or finds you not guilty. This is a civil proceeding, but we can still represent you during an appeal hearing if you act quickly.
Appealing an ALR
You have 15 days following an arrest for failing a breath or blood test, or refusing to take one, to challenge the automatic administrative driver’s license suspension. You need to file a request for a hearing in writing as soon as possible after your arrest. We can handle this for you if you reach out to our team in time. The suspension will go into effect 40 days after your arrest unless you request this hearing.
Before your hearing, we will need to discuss your arrest with you and gather evidence to support your case for challenging the legality of the suspension. Then, we will represent you during the hearing and present the case we built.
If we are not successful in getting the suspension thrown out, you may qualify for an occupational license. We may be able to help you petition for this license that allows you to continue driving to work or school.
Possible Consequences of a Fort Worth DWI Conviction
The consequences you may face after a DWI conviction in Texas vary based on your age, any previous offenses, and many other factors. In general, some of the penalties you may face if you are over the age of 21 and have never faced a DWI conviction before include:
- Mandatory attendance in a 12-hour alcohol education program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years, in addition to your ALR. Find out how many points can be put on your license after receiving a DWI in Texas.
- Jail time
It is important to note the judge presiding over your case has a lot of leeway when it comes to sentencing. You will need to have a strong defense to fight the charges and mitigate the impact of a conviction.
Let Eddington Worley Help You Fight Fort Worth DWI Charges
For more than 20 years, the team from Eddington Worley has been fighting for the rights of those who live and work in Fort Worth and other areas of north central Texas. If you face allegations of drunk driving, drugged driving, refusal to give a sample, or other charges related to impaired driving, we are here to help.
We can represent you in front of the district attorney and prosecutors, as well as the judge during hearings. We will listen to your side of the story, investigate your case, and use what we learn to develop a defense strategy for you.
Our lead attorney, McDonald “Don” Worley, was one of Newsweek’s best trial lawyers in the nation in 2012 and named one of the country’s legal leaders by Time magazine the following year. Let us help you navigate the criminal justice system and pursue a more favorable outcome in your case. Call us: 855-600-6695.
Act Today — You Only Have a Limited Time
The sooner we get to work on your case, the better. If we know in time, we can accompany you to your arraignment and represent you in all subsequent court appearances. In some cases, we may be able to clear your name before they ever file charges. If not, we can still collect evidence and build a strong defense strategy that may allow us to:
- Get the charges dropped.
- Negotiate a plea deal.
- Clear your name in court.
- Fight for a fair sentence.
In addition, you only have 15 days from the day of your arrest to challenge your administrative driver’s license suspension. The team from Eddington Worley can help you file this appeal and represent you during your hearing.
Talk to a Fort Worth DWI Lawyer About Your Case Today
If the police arrested you for drunk driving or another related offense in Fort Worth, the team from Eddington Worley is here to help. No matter if charges are pending or if they already arraigned you, we can step in to represent you. A Forth Worth DWI lawyer will protect your rights and put a strong defense strategy in place.
Let us handle your administrative license suspension as well as your criminal case. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more or to get started right away.