Serious And Skilled Defense Against Texas DWI Charges
According to state law, driving is a privilege and not a right. However, when you live in Texas, driving is a daily necessity. It’s simply not feasible to get around without access to a vehicle and legal permission to drive it.
The threat of losing your license is an immediate consequence associated with charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI), but that’s just the beginning. Conviction could also result in steep fines and even jail time. If you’ve been charged with a drunk driving offense, contact Bob Mabry Attorney at Law PLLC today to discuss your rights and legal options. Since 1990, I have been providing knowledgeable and personalized legal advocacy for criminal defense clients in Conroe and throughout East Texas.
A Drunk Driving Case Involves Two Separate Legal Processes
If this is your first drunk driving charge, you may think you have plenty of time to consult a lawyer. However, that’s not necessarily true. For most DWI charges, there are actually two cases: one for licensure and the other for the DWI itself.
It is standard practice to automatically suspend a driver’s license 40 days after they are arrested for DWI. This is what’s known as an Administrative License Revocation (ALR), and it is independent from your criminal case. In order to prevent suspension, you must request an ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest.
I am ready to represent you at your ALR hearing and attempt to help you keep your license while your criminal case is pending. This will also give us a head start on building your larger defense strategy.
What Are Your DWI Defense Options?
Many people assume that the evidence against them is too strong and that they have no choice but to plead guilty. It is unwise to reach any conclusions before speaking to an experienced attorney like me.
Depending on the facts of the case, your options could include:
- Dismissal or withdrawal of the charges – If the evidence is weak or there were problems with how the officer conducted the traffic stop, I may be able to help get the charges dismissed or withdrawn.
- Acquittal – If the case is not or cannot be dismissed, I may still be able to obtain an acquittal. It is sometimes both possible and effective to challenge the breathalyzer test results, the interpretation of field sobriety test results and the legality of the stop itself.
- Favorable plea agreement – The majority of criminal charges in Texas are resolved through plea deals. If taking a plea proves to be in your best interests, there is likely to be a huge difference between the plea deal prosecutors originally offer and one negotiated with the help of a lawyer.
I will carefully examine the charges and the evidence against you and explain all of your legal options – without sugarcoating the situation or judging you. My goal is to help you resolve your criminal charges in a manner that best meets your needs and goals.