If you face driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Beaumont, Texas, or greater Jefferson County, a Beaumont DWI lawyer from Eddington Worley can help you fight the allegations. You do not have to navigate this stressful and scary process on your own. We will fight to help you avoid jail time and other serious consequences. Let us go to work for you today.
Our attorneys will protect your rights throughout the criminal justice process. We can also represent you in administrative hearings. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to get started.
Let Eddington Worley Help You Fight DWI Charges in Beaumont, TX
Eddington Worley will fight the accusations you face, collecting evidence and building a strong case to try to get a more favorable outcome on your behalf.
From the beginning, we will work on understanding the circumstances of your arrest and using the facts of your case to develop a defense strategy that allows us to win a more favorable outcome. While every case is different, a win in your case could include:
- Getting the charges against you reduced or dropped
- Negotiating a plea deal
- Successfully arguing an acquittal in court
If the police violated your rights by stopping you without reason, we might be able to use that to fight the charges. In other cases, we may be able to identify issues with the breath or blood testing equipment or method.
We Can Handle All Types of Beaumont, TX, DWI Cases
Drunk or drugged driving arrests happen under a wide variety of circumstances and in various situations. Our team knows what it takes to build your case in any of them. Some of the most common cases we handle occur when police accuse a driver of:
- Refusing to submit to breath or blood testing
- Failing a breath or blood test
- Refusing to submit or failing a test while under the legal drinking age
- Having an open container in the vehicle
- Causing an accident that seriously injured someone while intoxicated
- Causing a fatal accident while intoxicated
- Driving while intoxicated with a child in the car
We will discuss the circumstances that led to your arrest, what happened once you were in police custody, and what they did to obtain a sample of your breath or blood. We will use the facts of your case to develop a defense strategy and fight for a more favorable outcome.
Penalties After a Beaumont, TX, DWI Conviction
Even a first-offense DWI conviction carries significant consequences that can impact your life in many ways. First-time offenders can expect to face:
- Mandatory attendance at a 12-hour Alcohol Education Program
- An extended driver’s license suspension, up to two years
- Jail time
We may be able to get probation if you have a clean criminal record. When the judge allows probation, this gives you the opportunity to follow certain conditions. So, depending on the terms, instead of spending time in jail, you can:
- Perform community service; and
- Abstain from the use of drugs or drinking alcohol; and
- Avoid arrest for any other crime; and
- Check in regularly with a probation officer
If you violate your probation, the judge can elect to send you to jail or otherwise complete your original sentence.
The Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
Everyone who receives a DWI citation in Texas also receives an Administrative License Revocation (ALR). Getting cited for a DWI automatically triggers this license revocation overseen by the Texas Department of Public Safety. It is important to note that you will receive an ALR even if you never face charges or the court clears you of charges. This is an administrative penalty separate from your criminal case.
If you want to challenge your ALR, you have 15 days following your arrest to submit a request in writing. This request will get you on the docket for a hearing. We can represent you during this hearing. The arresting officer may provide evidence showing why they believed you were drunk or drugged.
Talk to a Beaumont DWI Lawyer About Your Case Today
If you face accusations of driving drunk or drugged in Beaumont or elsewhere in southeastern Texas, the team from Eddington Worley is here for you. We can go to work for you today. Let us protect your rights and develop your defense strategy.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more about our services and how a Beaumont DWI lawyer can help you through this stressful time.