Protecting Yourself Against DWI Charges

Most motorists know that a DWI arrest is a very serious matter. Even a first-time DWI conviction carries penalties that can be overwhelming: you could lose your license, receive substantial fines and possible even receive jail time.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I wanted to tell you some of the important facts about DWI cases. This information will help you understand what you need to do to ensure that you are protected after a DWI arrest.

You need an attorney as soon as possible.

From the very moment an arrest is made, the clock is ticking. There are things that you need to do to ensure that your rights are being protected and that you are receiving a fair trial. Should you delay in reaching out to me, I may be unable to take full advantage of the various defenses that are typically available in these cases.

You do have options available to you.

Every case has strengths and weaknesses. When prosecutors are reviewing the evidence against you, they may determine that there are certain areas where they do not have what they need to pursue DWI charges. They are not going to tell you about these weaknesses, and you need an experienced lawyer to help you analyze your situation.

Your attorney can review your case, and explore all of the options that you have available. This may include lessening the charges you are facing, or fighting the case at trial. At Herreth Law, I will be able to help you determine what you can do to present the best possible defense to your DWI charges.

Your driving privileges are at risk, even if you are not charged with DWI.

There are both civil and criminal components that will result after a DWI arrest in Texas. After you have been arrested for DWI, the Department of Public Safety will determine whether or not you should lose your driver's license.

You have a very limited amount of time to request a hearing to avoid this suspension. If you do not request your hearing, you will not be able to contest the loss of your driving privileges. Even if your criminal case is ultimately dismissed, you may still be facing the suspension of your license under these proceedings.

Learn More About Your Rights When Charged With DWI

To speak to me about your case, please call my office at 817-502-2715 or send me an email for a free consultation. I will perform a comprehensive review of your options and work with you to obtain a fair result in your case. I have offices conveniently located in Weatherford and Fort Worth.