If the court convicts you of a first-offense drunk driving charge in Odessa, Texas, you could face jail time, a driver’s license suspension, and more. Because there are significant consequences of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction, you will want to do everything you can to avoid it. If police in Ector County or Midland County arrested you on suspicion of a DWI, Eddington Worley is on your side.
Our attorneys know how to develop a strong defense strategy and fight the allegations against you. Let us go to work today protecting your rights and pursuing a more favorable outcome in your case. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case with a member of our team.
We Can Build a Defense Based on the Facts of Your Odessa, TX, DWI Case
When you enlist our help with your DWI defense, we will sit down with you to talk about the circumstances of your arrest and get a better understanding of exactly what happened. While every DWI case is different, there are a few types of cases we see regularly. These include:
- Drivers who refused to submit to breath or blood testing following a traffic stop
- Drivers who failed a breath or blood test after a traffic stop
- Underage drivers who refused to submit a sample or failed a breath or blood test
- Open container violations
- Drivers who caused an injury accident or a fatal accident accused of intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter
We know what it takes to defend you against the most common evidence presented in each of these cases and will use our knowledge and experience to build a case for your defense. Armed with the facts of your case and the evidence we gather, we will put a defense strategy in place and fight for a more favorable outcome on your behalf.
You Will Face an Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
Everyone who gets a DWI citation in Texas faces an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) in addition to any criminal penalties they may face if convicted. This revocation begins 40 days following your arrest.
You only have about two weeks after your arrest to submit a written request to challenge the ALR. There will be an appeal hearing, and the arresting officer will present evidence showing why they suspected you were driving drunk. We encourage you to challenge your administrative revocation. We can help you file for an appeal hearing and represent you.
Getting Convicted of an Odessa, TX, DWI Comes With Significant Consequences
In addition to the Administrative License Revocation, you could face other penalties if convicted of DWI in Odessa, TX, or greater Ector County or Midland County. The severity of your sentence will depend on several factors, including:
- Your criminal record, including any previous DWI-related offenses
- The circumstances of your arrest
- The discretion of the judge
For a first offense, you could face:
- A driver’s license suspension of up to two years separate from your ALR
- Jail time
Penalties increase for second, third, fourth, and subsequent convictions.
When the judge agrees to probation following a DWI conviction, they are offering you the opportunity to follow the rules they set for a specific period instead of going to jail. The terms of your probation could include:
- Completing community service
- Abstaining from drugs and alcohol
- Avoiding arrest for any other crime
- Reporting to a probation officer regularly
If you violate any of the terms of your probation, the judge could force you to go to jail or otherwise complete the original sentence you received.
Eddington Worley Will Fight the Allegations You Face
Our DWI lawyers in Odessa understand how prosecutors approach these cases and what it takes to challenge the evidence. We carefully review all aspects of your detainment, arrest, and blood alcohol content testing, as well as other facts of your case. We use the information we gain to put a defense strategy in place that challenges the accusations made by police and prosecutors.
We will fight for a more favorable outcome for your case, including:
- Getting the charges against you reduced or dropped
- Getting evidence thrown out
- Negotiating a plea deal
- Winning an acquittal in court
- Petitioning for an occupational license
We have a thorough knowledge of Texas DWI law and understand the nuances of these cases. We will evaluate whether police had a legal reason to stop your vehicle before your arrest, as well as confirm there were no issues with the breath or blood testing equipment or the procedure used to take your sample.
Talk to an Odessa DWI Lawyer About Your Case Today
The Eddington Worley team is standing by to take your call. We can review your case and explain your legal rights. We will go to work on your case immediately. We can protect your rights and represent you to the prosecution and the court. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more or get started immediately.