A drunk driving arrest is a serious matter in Lubbock or elsewhere in the panhandle of Texas. The consequences could have a significant impact on your life, including costing you your driver’s license. At Eddington Worley, our legal team knows how difficult and stressful facing driving under the influence (DWI) charges can be. We can help you understand what to expect and ensure you do not have to go through this alone.
A member of our team can review your case and get started building a solid defense strategy for you today. Our Lubbock DWI lawyers will protect your rights and fight aggressively for a more favorable outcome in your case. Let us go to work for you.
Call us today to discuss the services we offer or to get started: 855-600-6695.
Our Team Understands No Two DWI Cases Look the Same
After more than 20 years protecting the rights of Texans, we understand that every case is unique. There are an infinite number of situations that can end with a client facing a citation for drunk driving or a related charge.
If the police arrested you for one of these violations in Lubbock, we can help. We handle all types of drunk driving and drugged driving cases. Some common situations include if you:
- Refused to submit to breath or blood testing
- Failed a breath or blood test
- Refused to submit to testing and subsequently failed a test
- Caused an accident and then failed a breath or blood test
- Are under age 21 and refused to submit to a breath or blood test
- Are under age 21 and failed a breath or blood test
In all of these situations, we know how the prosecution likes to build a case. We can predict the evidence they will use and the way they will go after you. We can use this knowledge to challenge them every step of the way.
If you are facing a DWI charge, a Lubbock DWI lawyer can help protect your rights. Contact our team today at 855-600-6695.
Criminal Penalties If Convicted of DWI or a Related Charge
The severity of the consequences of a DWI conviction depends on several factors, including your age, any prior DWI or refusal to submit arrests, and any aggravating or mitigating factors. The Judge who oversees your case can give you jail time, probation, or any combination of the two. You may also face:
- Mandatory attendance in a state-approved 12-hour alcohol education program for first-time offenders
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years (not counting an administrative revocation)
For many people, losing their driving privileges is the worst part of a DWI arrest. If you cannot drive, you could lose your job or have to quit college classes. It may also be difficult to care for your family. You will also lose your commercial driver’s license (CDL) if convicted.
In addition, this arrest can cost you thousands of dollars. Beyond the fines and court costs, you will need to pay attorney’s fees, the cost of ignition interlock if required, and much higher insurance premiums once you get back behind the wheel.
Facing the Administrative License Revocation
Even if you do not get convicted of DWI, you will face an automatic revocation of your driver’s license just for getting arrested. Known as an Administrative License Revocation (ALR), this suspension kicks in 40 days following your arrest unless you challenge it during the 15-day appeal period immediately following your citation. You need to follow a specific process and submit this request for an appeals hearing in writing. We can take care of this step for you if we have sufficient time to do so after you reach out to us.
We encourage everyone to challenge the ALR. During this hearing, we will represent you as the Texas Department of Public Safety presents the evidence they have to show why you deserve the ALR. Even if we cannot clear your name, this gives us an early look at the evidence the prosecution will try to use against you during the criminal case.
Let Our Legal Team Develop a Solid Defense in Your Lubbock DWI Case
The DWI defense team from Eddington Worley, will fight to protect your rights and ensure you get a fair trial if necessary. We will discuss the circumstances of your traffic stop and arrest with you, working to find any mistakes the police potentially made. We can challenge an unlawful stop or demand to know more about testing procedures used or the machines and technology involved.
We know the types of evidence the prosecution will try to use to convict you and how to counter it. For example, breath testing equipment is not always accurate, and blood tests require specific techniques. We will use the facts of your case to fight for a more favorable outcome. This could include:
- Convincing the district attorney not to file charges
- Getting the charges against you dropped
- Getting the charges reduces
- Negotiating a plea bargain for lesser charges and a lighter sentence
- Presenting a strong case for acquittal in court
- Building a strong case of mitigating circumstances for a lighter sentence
If we cannot stop the ALR or you face a conviction and a driver’s license suspension as part of your sentence, we may be able to help you petition the court to approve an occupational license. This type of limited-use license will allow you to drive to work and school as well as take care of necessary household tasks. It may, however, require you install an ignition interlock device on your car.
Talk to a Lubbock DWI Lawyer
If you face charges of drunk driving, drugged driving, open container, refusal to submit to testing, or other related violations, the Lubbock DWI defense lawyer from Eddington Worley, is here to help. From your arraignment through any court appearances and beyond, our team is here for you.
We can answer your questions and provide the advice and support you need. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more or to get started today.