If Arlington, Texas, police accuse you of drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs, or another similar offense, you could face serious criminal charges. Called DWI in Texas, drunk driving offenses can result in jail time and a lengthy driver’s license suspension, in addition to other penalties. At Eddington Worley, our attorneys can protect your rights and help you fight these charges.
A DWI lawyer & drunk driving defense in Arlington, TX can go to work for you today, going with you to your arraignment or representing in another court appearance. We will be with you every step of the way, building an aggressive defense strategy and ensuring you never feel like you are fighting this alone. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more about our Arlington area services or to get started.
We Can Handle Your Arlington DWI Arrest and the Aftermath
Our drunk driving defense lawyers take on all types of drunk driving and impaired driving cases. Whether the police tested your breath or blood, or if you refused to submit a sample, we can represent you throughout the criminal justice process and fight for a more favorable outcome.
Some of the most common types of cases we handle include:
- Refusal to submit to breath or blood testing.
- Failed breath or blood tests.
- Refusal to submit to testing and subsequently failing a test.
- Refusal to submit to testing under age 21.
- Failure of a breath or blood test under age 21.
- Repeat offenders.
When you talk to a member of our team, we will discuss the facts of your case and learn more about what led to your arrest. We know how prosecutors build Texas DWI cases and how to challenge their evidence.
DWI Convictions Come With Serious Consequences
You want to avoid getting stopped and arrested for a DWI-related offense in the first place. Every arrest comes with an automatic administrative driver’s license suspension, even if we can get the charges against you dropped.
In addition, if convicted, you will face other significant penalties. While these vary somewhat from case to case depending on many factors, they generally include:
- Jail time
- A driver’s license suspension in addition to your administrative suspension
- Mandatory attendance in an alcohol education program
If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), your arrest and conviction will prevent you from driving work for an extended period. You may lose your job because of the suspension of your commercial driver’s license. While it may be possible to petition for an occupational license that allows you to drive back and forth to work or school, there is no similar option for a CDL.
Challenging Your Administrative License Revocation
Under Texas law, there is an automatic Administrative License Revocation (ALR) that kicks in when police cite you for refusing to submit to breath or blood testing or failing a test. This is a civil penalty managed through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). If you do not challenge this driver’s license revocation, it begins 40 days following your arrest. Find out if your license can be permanently revoked after a DWI charge in Texas.
We recommend our clients appeal the ALR. However, you need to act quickly to do so. You only have 15 days following your arrest to notify DPS in writing. This will get you on the docket for an administrative hearing where DPS will have to show the evidence they have to support the ALR. We can represent you during your appeal hearing, presenting a case in your defense.
Even if a DWI lawyer and drunk driving defense in Arlington, TX cannot get your ALR dismissed during this hearing, we will learn a lot more about the evidence prosecutors will present during your criminal case.
Let Us Build a Solid Defense in Your Arlington DWI Case
For more than 20 years, the team from Eddington Worley has fought to protect the rights of clients in and around Fort Worth, including in Arlington and other suburbs. We can help you challenge both the administrative license suspension and the criminal case against you, fighting for a more favorable outcome.
We will review the details of your case, taking a close look at how the police stopped you, the testing procedures and technologies used, and what happened during and after your traffic stop. We will also analyze the evidence the prosecution has against you, working to identify any issues or violations of your rights.
We will use what we learn to build a strong defense strategy, and may be able to:
- Prevent prosecutors from filing charges.
- Get the district attorney to drop the charges.
- Negotiate a plea deal for a lesser charge.
- Present a strong argument for acquittal in court.
- Negotiate a deal for a lighter sentence based on mitigating factors in your case.
If you do lose your license, either to the ALR or as a consequence of a criminal conviction, we may be able to help you petition for your occupational license. This license may require an ignition interlock device but allows you to continue driving to work or school.
Call our Arlington/Fort Worth team today at 855-600-6695 to get started.
Talk to an Arlington, Texas, DWI Lawyer Today
If the police arrested you for drunk driving or refusing to submit to drug or alcohol testing, you can rely on the team from Eddington Worley to protect your rights and fight for justice. A DWI lawyer and drunk driving defense in Arlington, TX can develop a solid defense strategy based on the facts of your case, ensuring you get a fair trial, and helping you pursue a more favorable outcome.
You can reach a member of our team today at 855-600-6695. We can answer your questions and go to work for you right away.