Contrary to popular belief, DWI or drunk driving arrests can happen to anyone. Even someone who never drinks alcohol may be charged with driving impaired when under the influence of prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs such as Ambien.
Occasional drinkers, social drinkers, alcoholics, rich, poor and middle class: All have been charged with driving while intoxicated. Regardless of the circumstances, a DWI arrest is not just a “major traffic ticket.” It is a serious legal challenge that demands a prompt, comprehensive defense. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).
- A DWI arrest immediately triggers two separate legal matters
The administrative issue with the Texas Department of Transportation
- The criminal case before a state court or some other type of court.
If you have been charged with drunk driving, you will naturally be concerned about preserving your driving privileges. An attorney with experience and knowledge can advise you of the steps you need to take to fight or reverse a driver’s license suspension. More importantly, your lawyer can represent you before a prosecutor in an attempt to prevent a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record.
What will prove to be the key to a successful defense after your DWI arrest in Wichita Falls? It may be one or more of the following:
- Examination of the traffic stop: Did the police have legitimate probable cause to stop you in the first place?
- Evaluation of a blood test or breath test that you submitted to: Did law enforcement inform you of your rights? Was the test administered according to provisions of law? Can a prosecutor prove that test results were reliable?
Contact A DWI / DUI Lawyer For Advice And Representation After An Arrest
Learn how you can improve your chances of retaining your driving privileges and keeping your DWI case off your record. Schedule a consultation at Frank D. Trotter, P.C., by calling 940-257-2594 by sending him an email to set up a free consultation.