Fighting a drunk driving accusation, charged as a DWI in Texas, is a stressful and scary situation. There is no reason to try to navigate this on your own. The drunk driving defense attorneys from Eddington Worley are here for you. We can protect your rights and develop a solid defense strategy based on the facts of your case.
If they find you guilty of a DWI, you could face jail time, a driver’s license suspension, fines, and more. We can help you defend your name and work to avoid these significant penalties.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more about our services, or to put us to work on your case immediately.
We Can Handle Any Pasadena, TX, DWI Case
Our drunk driving defense attorneys know how to prepare a strong defense and fight the charges you face. We handle all types of drunk and drugged driving cases. While each case varies based on the circumstances, most center on one of a few possibilities:
- You refused to submit to breath or blood testing for alcohol or drugs; or
- You failed either a breath or blood test, or both; or
- You refused to submit to testing and subsequently failed a test; or
- You are under age 21 and either refused to submit to a test or failed a breath or blood test
If the police arrested you in Pasadena or elsewhere in Harris County for suspicion of DWI, give our team a call right away. We can go to work for you immediately, attending your arraignment and representing you every step of the way. We may be able to present evidence to stop them from pressing charges, negotiate a reduced charge, or develop a strong defense strategy in your case.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case with a member of our Pasadena DWI defense team. We can address your concerns, answer your questions, and pursue a more favorable outcome on your behalf.
Understanding the Administrative Case Against You
In Texas, a drunk driving arrest not only triggers a criminal case against you but an administrative case as well. When the police cite you for a DWI or a related offense, you will automatically receive an Administrative License Revocation (ALR). This suspension of your driving privileges, overseen by the Department of Public Safety, begins 40 days following your arrest.
Regardless of the outcome of your criminal case, you will need to serve the ALR. The only way to avoid this revocation is to appeal it. You must notify them of your request for an appeal hearing within 15 days of your arrest.
We can handle the appeals process for you if you notify us in time. Act quickly, and we will request your hearing and represent you to the Judge. We recommend challenging the suspension. Even if you lose the appeal, you will learn about the prosecution’s case against you.
Possible Penalties in a Pasadena, TX, DWI Criminal Case
The consequences you may face if convicted of a Pasadena or Harris County drunk driving charge are significant. You could receive a driver’s license suspension that could cost you your job or force you to quit school. Other possible DWI penalties if the prosecution can present a strong case and the Court convicts you of a DWI or refusal to submit charge include:
- Jail time
- Mandatory attendance in an Alcohol Education Program
For a first offense, you will likely need to attend at least a 12-hour, state-approved Alcohol Education Program and your driver’s license suspension may last up to two years. However, we may be able to help you get this sentence probated. If the Judge approves probation for you, you will not have to serve your complete jail sentence. They could probate your license suspension, as well.
Probation is an agreement between you and the Court that you will follow certain rules — often including checking in regularly with a probation officer, completing community service, and avoiding alcohol and drugs — for a set period in exchange for not having to serve the full sentence. If you violate the terms of probation, the Judge can force you to serve the sentence, including jail time.
Let Eddington Worley Help You Fight Pasadena, TX, DWI Charges
The drunk driving defense team from Eddington Worley can help you pursue a more favorable outcome in your Pasadena or Harris County, Texas, DWI case. Our lead trial attorney, McDonald “Don” Worley, received accolades from both Newsweek and Time magazine, and our team works to build a solid case for every client.
While all drunk driving arrests occur under different circumstances, there are a few common ways we strategize and approach defending our clients against these charges. This includes:
- Uncovering evidence that gets the charges dropped or clears their name
- Getting the charges reduced based on evidence or a plea deal
- Negotiating a more lenient sentence in exchange for a guilty plea
- Building a strong case for acquittal and presenting it in court
- Working with the Judge to get a sentence probated or reduced
If our strategy involves a guilty plea, or if you face a driver’s license suspension for another reason, or if your ALR is still in place, we can help you file a petition for an occupational license. This type of license will allow you to drive to work or school, as well as run a limited number of other errands necessary.
To get this type of limited driving privileges, you may need to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
Talk to a Pasadena DWI Lawyer Today
If the police arrested you for a Pasadena drunk driving incident, the team from Eddington Worley can help. We are standing by to take your call and help you understand your rights. Let us go to work for you, fighting for a more favorable outcome in your case.
You can reach us today at 855-600-6695.