Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most commonly prosecuted crimes in the country. However, even though it’s common, these criminal charges are very serious. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) you may feel hopeless – especially if you drive for a living. A DWI arrest by itself is not a conviction, and there is still an opportunity to build a defense to combat the allegations. Timing is everything, and the arrest triggers deadlines that can help offenders avoid an otherwise automatic driver’s license suspension. As your Amarillo DWI lawyers, Freeman & Nance will advise you on the factors involved in mounting a solid drunk driving defense. We work hard to help you avoid a license suspension and investigate any evidence that might support your innocence.
DWI In Texas
The legal drinking limit in Texas is a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of no more than 0.08. BAC can be measured via the breath and via the blood. Texas strictly enforces the legal limit and even institutes “no-refusal” weekends where individuals cannot refuse to have their BAC measured without the police seeking a warrant for a blood draw. Once an individual has been charged with a DWI, they are facing a long legal process that could impact them for the rest of their life.
How A DWI Attorney Can Help
A DWI charge is far from simple. Hiring an experienced DWI attorney as soon as possible can help the accused obtain the best outcome in their case. Many individuals are unaware driver’s licenses are not automatically suspended upon a DWI arrest. The accused actually has fifteen days from the date of the arrest to request a hearing to try to prevent the suspension of their license. Not only can an attorney request this hearing, they can also represent you in this hearing to fight for your license.
An experienced Texas criminal defense attorney will analyze all evidence and police reports to ensure proper procedures were followed and the client’s rights weren’t violated. Next, an attorney will evaluate all of your legal options and advise you on all possible courses of action. At Freeman & Nance, we pride ourselves not only in our aggressive representation, but also in the way we treat our clients. We make sure clients know how the legal process works, what situations they could be facing, and the best way to minimize the impact of a DWI offense. Contact us today to speak with one of our DWI attorneys.