Driving while intoxicated, or DWI, can leave you facing jail time, a driver license suspension, fines, and more. If the League City Police or another law enforcement agency in the area arrests you for a drunk driving-related offense, you do not have to face the criminal justice system on your own. The team at Eddington Worley Attorneys is here for you and can help you develop a strong defense strategy based on the facts of your case.
Let our team fight for the most favorable outcome possible in your Texas DWI case. Call 855-600-6695 today to learn more about how a League City DWI lawyer may be able to help.
Texas Takes Drunk Driving and Related Offenses Seriously
If convicted of DWI or a related offense, you will face significant consequences. The state takes these cases seriously; Texas DWI penalties can include:
- Enrollment in a 12-hour Alcohol Education Program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years
- Jail time, which becomes mandatory in a second or subsequent offense
- Thousands of dollars in fines
In some first-offense cases, we can get the court to probate jail time for our clients who have a relatively clean criminal history. This means that instead of spending up to six months in jail, you could get community supervision. Failure to follow the terms of your probation can result in you serving the maximum jail time allowed.
Some common rules related to community supervision include staying sober and off drugs, remaining employed or in school, completing community service hours, and regularly reporting to a probation officer.
Everyone Who Gets a DWI Loses Their License Unless They Fight Back
One thing that comes as a surprise to many people when they get a DWI is that they automatically receive an Administrative License Revocation (ALR). Regardless of what happens during your criminal case, this administrative driver license revocation from the Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) will go into effect 40 days following your citation unless you challenge it.
When the police cite you for refusing to take a BAC test or failing the tests, they will take your license away and give you paperwork that allows you to drive for the next 40 days. You have 15 days to file a written notice to challenge this revocation.
We recommend all our clients challenge the ALR. Not only because your driving privileges are important, but because the hearing—where we will present evidence on your behalf—gives us a chance to hear about the evidence the prosecutors have against you.
Even if we are unable to have your license reinstated right away, we may be able to have an occupational license issued that gives you the right to drive to certain places like school, work, and the grocery store while your full license is suspended.
Eddington Worley Attorneys Can Help You Fight League City DWI Charges
At Eddington Worley Attorneys, our team has decades of combined experience we can put to work analyzing your case and developing a strong defense strategy based on the facts of your arrest and the circumstances that led to it. We know the most common ways prosecutors approach Texas DWI cases and ways we may be able to secure a more favorable outcome for you.
There are many DWI resources in Texas that could be helpful to you. A League City DWI lawyer can put them to use by:
- Presenting evidence early on to prevent the district attorney from bringing charges
- Presenting evidence that convinces the court or prosecutors to drop charges
- Providing proof the police violated your rights during an illegal traffic stop
- Questioning the reliability of the breath or blood testing equipment or procedure
- Pleading guilty in exchange for a probated sentence
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge, often reckless driving
- Arguing your case in court
A League City DWI lawyer from Eddington Worley Attorneys will stand by you from the time you call us until we resolve your case. Call us today at 855-600-6695.
Eddington Worley Attorneys Take on All Types of Texas Drunk Driving Cases
If the police in League City, TX, or elsewhere cite you for DWI or another drunk or drugged driving offense, Eddington Worley Attorneys can help. We handle all types of DWI cases, including complex cases that involve:
- Violating implied consent by refusing a breath or blood testing for blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
- Arrests made after traffic stops or accidents
- Failed BAC tests
- Drivers under age 21 who refused to submit to a test or who had alcohol or drugs in their system
- Open container violations
- DWI arrest following a serious injury or fatality accident
No matter the facts of your drunk driving citation and arrest, our attorneys can use their knowledge of Texas DWI law and experience with similar cases to pursue a more favorable outcome in your case. We will discuss the circumstances that led to your arrest and what happened when you were detained. We will listen to you, conduct an investigation, and build your defense based on what we learn.
Talk to a League City, TX, DWI Attorney
If the police arrested you and you face charges of DWI in League City, TX, or a nearby community, the team at Eddington Worley Attorneys wants to help. We can make things easier for you and reduce your stress while fighting to protect your rights.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more about how we can help you fight a Texas DWI or drunk driving charge.