If you face driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges after a traffic stop or accident in The Woodlands, you could face serious penalties that include a drivers’ license suspension and jail time. At Eddington Worley Attorneys, our lawyers have helped many people fight for a more favorable outcome despite evidence against them. Enlist a The Woodlands DWI lawyer help today to challenge the criminal case against you as well as your Administrative License Revocation.
Our team can review your case today. Let us explain how we can help and get to work on your case immediately. We can even accompany you to your initial court appearance or your arraignment. Call 855-600-6695 to meet with a member of our team about our services.
We Can Handle Your DWI or Drunk Driving Case in The Woodlands
Our Montgomery and Harris County attorneys take on all types of drunk driving and drugged driving cases. No matter the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will review your case and help you understand your options for seeking a more favorable outcome. Let us investigate your case, explain your rights, and fight for your best interests.
Just a few of the circumstances we often encounter when a client calls us about their Texas DWI include:
- Refusal to submit cases
- Failed breath or blood tests
- Refusal to submit with a subsequent failed mandatory test
- Minors who refused to submit to testing
- Minors who tested positive for alcohol or drugs while driving
- Drunk driving and open container violations
- A failed breath or blood test following a serious injury or fatality accident
If you find yourself in any of these circumstances, or others involving a DWI arrest, we can help. Reach out to us at 855-600-6695 about your case today.
You Could Lose Your Driving Privileges Because of a Texas DWI
One of the first things you will have to deal with following a DWI arrest is your Administrative License Revocation (ALR). ALR is a revocation of your driving privileges that occurs automatically in conjunction with a drunk driving citation. It goes into effect 40 days after your arrest even if you never face charges or get acquitted of the crime.
The only way to avoid an ALR is to challenge it in writing and request a hearing. You have 15 days to do this after your arrest. Call us as soon as possible, and we can handle this for you if there is sufficient time to do so.
We will represent you during your hearing and present an argument for why you should keep your driving privileges. Even if the hearing is unsuccessful, it gives us an inside look at the case the prosecution will present against you in court.
A DWI Conviction Could Mean Facing Serious Penalties
Texas takes drunk and drugged driving seriously, and the possible penalties you could face following a first offense conviction are significant. As your criminal defense attorneys, our team will work to clear your name, reduce the charges, or mitigate the penalties you could face. If convicted of a first-offense DWI, you could receive:
- Jail time
- Up to two years of driving restrictions, in addition to the ALR
- Mandatory attendance in an Alcohol Education Program
In some cases, we may be able to negotiate a probated sentence following a conviction or guilty plea. Probation is an agreement between the court and the offender. If you agree to follow the rules the judge outlines for you, you can avoid going to jail or serving other penalties. If you violate these rules, however, they can send you directly to jail. Common conditions of probation for DWI include:
- Completing a certain number of hours of community service
- Abstaining from drugs and alcohol
- Remaining in school or working
- Not committing any other crimes
- Checking in regularly with your probation officer
- Other terms the judge in your case sees fit
Probation is sometimes a best-case scenario in that it keeps you out of jail and allows you to continue working or going to class. However, some people prefer to do their time and know the whole situation is behind them. We can discuss your preferences and weigh your options when we meet about your case.
Eddington Worley Attorneys Can Help You Fight the Charges You Face
If the police arrested you or you face charges for a DWI or related offense in The Woodlands, call Eddington Worley Attorneys today at 855-600-6695. Our The Woodlands DWI lawyers have decades of combined experience seeking a more favorable outcome for clients after a drunk or drugged driving arrest. We will investigate your case and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. Based on what we uncover, we may be able to:
- Present evidence to prevent them from filing charges against you
- Get the court to reduce or drop charges
- Get evidence thrown out because police stopped you illegally
- Prove there were issues with the breath or blood testing equipment or procedure
- Negotiate a deal that requires you to enter a guilty plea to a reduced charge with fewer penalties
- Take your case to court and present a strong case for an acquittal
- Negotiate a probated or reduced sentence
In addition to appealing your administrative penalties and handling your criminal case, our team can help you petition for an occupational license once we know the outcome of your case. This type of restricted license will allow you to continue driving to work or school, as well as a limited number of other locations.
Talk to a DWI Lawyer Serving the Woodlands, TX Today
At Eddington Worley Attorneys, our team understands that facing a DWI arrest and charges is a stressful time. You may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious. We are here to help. A DWI lawyer in The Woodlands, TX can explain your legal options and provide compassionate support throughout this process. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to get started.