An arrest for DWI can be an embarrassing event. Unfortunately, that won’t be the full extent of your punishment if you are convicted of DWI. A drunk driving charge should not be taken lightly and can be difficult to handle on your own. Trust in the knowledge and experience of Bobbitt Law attorneys, who will fight to defend your rights after being charged with a DWI.
DWI Penalties in Texas
You could lose your license for a year or longer, go to jail for several months and face a large fine if you are convicted of DWI. To make matters worse, the judge in your case may not have a lot of leeway when it comes to sentencing you. He or she may have to send you to jail for at least 30 days or fine you at least $1,000 even if it is your first offense.
What to Do After Being Charged
The first thing that you need to do is to hire an experienced Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth DWI attorney from the Bobbitt Law Firm who will fight for you during your trial. Your attorney may be able to challenge the validity of any chemical tests that are conducted at the scene. In fact, your attorney may even be able to challenge the validity of the traffic stop that lead to your DWI arrest.
Blood And Field Sobriety Tests Aren’t Always Accurate
A blood test isn’t always an accurate measure of the amount of alcohol in your system. Although implied consent laws carry an automatic loss of your license if you refuse to take such a test, it may be illegal to carry out the test without your permission.
Those who suffer from joint issues or have trouble speaking English, the inability to walk in a straight line or recite the alphabet doesn’t necessarily imply that you were drunk when you are arrested. This is another issue that your attorney will bring up in court.
Bobbitt Law DWI and DUI Defense
Anything that you say or do will be used against you in a court of law. While it may seem logical that you could be let go if you do well on your sobriety tests or admit that you had a couple of drinks before driving, the officer has likely made his or her decision to arrest you already. Therefore, anything that you say or do to an officer will make it harder for your attorney to come up with a defense that will keep you out of jail or from facing a large financial penalty.
The best thing to do when accused of a DWI is to say nothing and get an experienced Bobbitt Law lawyer to defend you at trial. It may be possible for your attorney to help reduce the charges that you are facing or have your charges dropped altogether.
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