If the police recently arrested you for drunk driving (DWI) or a related offense in Midland, Texas, the team from Eddington Worley is here to help. We can explain the possible consequences of a conviction and develop a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you face. There is no reason why you need to go through this alone. We will stand by you and aggressively pursue a more favorable outcome in your case.
Let us go to work for you today. We can answer your questions and accompany you to your arraignment, your administrative appeals hearing, and other court appearances. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case with a member of our team.
We Take On All Types of Midland DWI and Drunk Driving Cases
No two Midland drunk driving cases are the same. Many different situations may lead to a DWI or a related charge. Our team can handle any of them, including:
- Refusal to submit to breath or blood testing after a traffic stop or accident; or
- Failure of a breath or blood test after a crash or traffic stop; or
- Refusal to submit to testing and subsequent failure of a breath or blood test; or
- Offenses committed by drivers under the legal drinking age
If you face charges related to drinking and driving in Midland or greater Midland County, our team is ready to go to work on your case. We know how the prosecution will attempt to prove their case against you, and how to build a solid defense based on the facts of your case. Let us review the circumstances around your traffic stop or accident and arrest, and we can determine the best route to a more favorable outcome in your case.
You Could Lose Your License Without a DWI Conviction
Anytime police arrest you and you get a citation for drunk driving in Texas, the Department of Public Safety issues an automatic Administrative License Revocation (ALR). This revocation begins 40 days after your arrest and has no bearing on your criminal case. Even if we clear your name in court, you would still need to complete your ALR.
You do have 15 days from the date on your citation to challenge the ALR. We can help you request this appeal hearing if you call us with sufficient time to do so. During this hearing, the arresting officer or a representative will need to appear and present the evidence against you. Even if we do not win the appeal, we will get a sneak peek at the prosecution’s case against you.
You May Face Serious Consequences If Convicted of a Midland DWI
A Midland drunk driving conviction comes with some potentially significant DWI penalties. Depending on your criminal history, the circumstances of your arrest, and the charges against you, you could face:
- Mandatory enrollment in a state-approved Alcohol Education Program
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years in addition to your ALR
- Jail time
First-time offenders may have the option to have the Court probate their sentence if offered. This means the Judge will write an agreement that allows you to serve probation instead of your complete sentence. This could wipe out parts of your jail time, how long varies, and license suspension and even lower your fines.
You will need to follow the terms of the probation carefully and ensure you do not violate the agreement for the full period — usually one to two years for a first offense. You may have to complete community service, check with regularly with a probation officer, abstain from drugs and alcohol, and follow some other rules to complete your probation successfully.
Eddington Worley Can Fight the Midland DWI Charges You Face
If you face drunk driving charges, or charges for a related crime, in Midland, the team from Eddington Worley can go to work for you right away. We have spent more than 20 years fighting for the rights of clients and will not let the police or prosecutors violate yours. Call us at 855-600-6695 and let us get started today.
There is no one-size-fits-all defense for drunk driving cases. We will need to take a close look at the circumstances surrounding your arrest and other details of your case. Only then can we begin to develop a solid case to counter the prosecution’s allegations and try to get a more favorable outcome in your case.
Some of the most common ways we can fight charges include:
- Recovering and presenting evidence to get the District Attorney to refuse to press charges
- Convincing the Court to drop the charges because of evidence we uncover
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge with fewer penalties
- Getting evidence thrown out because of an illegal stop, improper testing procedures, or other problems
- Arguing for an acquittal in court
- Working toward a probated sentence to avoid jail time and an extended license suspension
We can also help you petition for an occupational license if you need to drive but face an ALR and/or criminal license suspension. This type of license allows you to drive to work or school but may require you to blow into an ignition interlock device first.
Talk to a Midland DWI Lawyer About Your Case
If you face charges in a Midland, Texas, drunk driving case, the team from Eddington Worley is here for you. We do not believe you should have to go through this alone. Let us protect your rights and pursue a more favorable outcome in your case. We will fight to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible, no matter the outcome of your criminal case.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case with a member of our Midland team.