If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated in Texas, then you may be facing:
• possible jail time
• court costs
• driver’s license suspension*
• criminal fines
• ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle
• ”SCRAM” ankle monitoring bracelet
• higher insurance rates
• expensive State DPS surcharges
• a permanent criminal record
* REMINDER! You have only 15 days from the date of your arrest to request an Administrative License Revocation Hearing (ALR) or your license becomes automatically suspended!
Intoxication offenses, unlike most other crimes, usually include a civil penalty of a license suspension in addition to the criminal punishment. Many times the suspension of one's driving privileges is my client's most pressing issue when he or she comes to my office. It is important to get an attorney who knows how to fight these suspensions or to get an occupational driver's license so the charged individual can still continue to go to work without fear of being arrested again.
Further, breath tests and blood tests are supposed to rely on valid science and correct application of such science. In this day of "No Refusal Weekends" and warrants to draw your blood even if you refuse, you need someone who understands these issues well and knows how to fight them. In many of our DWI cases, we have used forensic toxicologists, who are tops in their field, to battle the supposed science the State presents.