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Have you or a loved one been arrested and charged with a DUI in the Lone Star State? Texas takes DWIs seriously and you need a DWI lawyer with the right experience to help you successfully defend and clear your good name.
Those charged with a DUI or DWI will be Facing:
- Suspension of your drivers license by the Texas DPS as part of a civil case against you
- Criminal charges against you by the State of Texas for the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
We know that this can be a stressful and scary time in your life. The consequences of a DWI are both serious and lasting, impacting everything from your ability to drive, to future work opportunities, and even your freedom. Not to mention the social stigma that comes with having a DWI on your criminal record.
Don’t let one mistake or overzealous law enforcement put your future in jeopardy. Our Texas DWI lawyers will fight aggressively to clear your name, with a primary goal of getting the charges dropped or dismissed.
Being Charged with a DWI Doesn’t Mean That You’re Guilty
Contrary to popular belief among many Texans, DWIs are not “open and shut” cases. There are often several areas of contention that our team can explore to help support your claim of innocence.
Examples of Potential Defenses Include:
- Challenging arrest procedures (such as no probable cause for arrest, or failure to issue Miranda rights)
- Challenging the arresting officer’s testimony
- Offering alternative explanations for behavior or appearances such as legal medications, medical conditions, exhaustion, allergies, etc.
- Improper administration of the field sobriety or chemical tests
- Challenging the accuracy and validity of such tests
- And more…
With decades of experience effectively navigating Texas DUI and DWI court proceedings, our team of DWI Attorneys knows how to formulate a defense strategy custom-tailored to your unique case. We’re passionate about uncovering the truth and fighting tirelessly on behalf of our clients to clear their name.
Put our years of experience and award-winning criminal defense team to work for you. Call or message today and receive a FREE, no obligation initial consultation.
You Only Have 15-Days to Act!
You only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to file for an administrative revocation hearing (ALR) regarding the status of your license. Call or message our local office today and get the support and representation you deserve.
Our team will act quickly to file your contention and request a hearing where we will advocate vigorously for you to keep your license. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the automatic suspension of your drivers license as part of the Civil case brought by the Texas DPS.
Don’t let time run out on your right to drive.
DUI / DWI in Texas FAQ
The penalties you may face for a DWI or DUI in Texas are dependent on a number of factors, with the number of prior convictions and criminal history being the two most influential. Although every situation is unique, the following penalties are what is possible for first DWI convictions:
- Between 3 days up to 6 months in jail
- Maximum jail time increased to 1-year for those with a BAC over 0.15%
- Fines up to $2000, or up to $4000 for those with a BAC over 0.15%
- Suspension of drivers license between 3 months to 1-year
- Jail time ranging from 30 days up to 1-year
- Fines up to $4000
- Suspension of drivers license for between 6 months up to 2-years
- Jail time ranging between 2-10 years
- Fines up to $10,000
- Suspension of drivers license for between 6 months up to 2-years
Although every situation is unique, first-time offenders without any other aggravating circumstances, additional charges, or criminal history typically won’t face jail time.
Some states in the USA have what is known as a “wash out” or “look back” period for DUI and DWI convictions. Those convictions that fall outside of the wash out period are not counted against you and do not stay on your permanent record. Texas, however, is not such as state, and DWI convictions remain part of your permanent criminal record.
Because of this is it even more important that you hire the right legal team to clear your name. Don’t let the prospect of a criminal record forever change your life. Put our DUI attorneys to work and let us do what we do best.
We’ll be in your corner from start to finish.
At a minimum, a DWI conviction can cost you thousands of dollars. Fines can be as high as $6000+, not including court fees. Not to mention time missed from work, or the inability to work due to suspension of your license. Some employers may even opt to fire you over the offense. This is particularly true of any position that requires driving.
In Texas, The Department of Public Safety is responsible for what is known as the Administrative License Revocation Program (ALR). Under Texas law, any person who is arrested for a DWI offense will automatically receive an “ALR Suspension” of their drivers license UNLESS the suspension is contested.
However, those arrested for a DWI only have fifteen (15) days from the post date of the arrest to request an ALR hearing. Failure to do so will result in a guaranteed suspension of your license.
Our firm can schedule and represent you and your case at this hearing, doing everything we can to preserve your license at this stage and ensuring you retain the right to drive.
The state of Texas has what are known as “implied consent” laws. These laws state that all motorists driving on Texas roadways have already consented to being subjected to a breath or blood test if lawfully arrested under the suspicion of driving while under the influence or while intoxicated.
Refusal to be administered such tests can result in the immediate suspension of your license for between 6 months up to 2-years.
Although DWI charges are serious, the right legal challenges, evidence, negotiation and tactics may result in getting charges dropped. In cases where charges “stick”, it is possible to advocate and fight to get them reduced to a lesser charge such as “wet reckless”. This charge refers to a plea bargain in which a DWI is reduced to a reckless driving charge.
The right DWI attorney may be able to seek alternative penalties such as participation in an Accelerated Rehabilitation program (ARD) that focuses on classes about alcohol abuse, driving school and probation, after which you may be able to have your DWI expunged or removed from your permanent record.
Already have a DWI conviction? Don’t let your past haunt you for a lifetime. Our firm may be able to help you obtain a nondisclosure or expungement for your past DWI conviction. An expunction effectively deletes every record of the case ever having existed, allowing you to legally say you have never been convicted of a DWI. Alternatively, a non-disclosure means that no party can disclose that you were convicted.
Why Hire Diaz Law Firm to Fight your DWI?
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Hire a firm with the experience and expertise to effectively fight your case in and out of court. Our team has a proven track record of success and positive client outcomes, backed by raving client reviews and industry-leading awards.
Facing a DWI may feel like a helpless endeavor, but with our team in your corner you can take comfort in knowing that you’ll be getting individual attention, care, support and a well-crafted defense strategy designed to help you achieve optimal results.
Call or message our office today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. We’re eager to find out more about your case and how we can help.