A conviction for DWI can mean serious penalties including time in jail, a heavy fine, and suspension of your driver’s license. Fighting to get the best possible result for your DWI charges requires a drunk driving defense attorney with experience. Your lawyer needs to understand how cases are prosecuted and what strategies are most likely to help you get your charges and penalties reduced or eliminated.
DWI defense, Drivers license suspensions, License reinstatement
Gilbert Alvarado provides a drunk driving defense you can rely on when you need it most. Every DWI case involves two specific legal issues. The criminal case involves determining the facts of the case and whether the prosecutor will have enough evidence based on probable cause for making the traffic stop, the police officer’s actions at the scene of the arrest, and the tests administered to determine your sobriety and blood alcohol content. The other legal issue concerns your rights and whether you were afforded the constitutional protections under the law. We thoroughly investigate every aspect of your DWI charges and prepare a drunk driving defense based on what the prosecuting attorney will do to convict you. By relying on Mr. Alvarado’s experience as a prosecutor, he is able to fight to help you get the best possible outcome.
Saving your license
For many people, the DMV hearing to prevent an automatic suspension of driving privileges is the most important part of their DWI case. Under Texas law, you have only ten calendar days to schedule a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to protect your driver’s license following a DWI charge. The administrative per se hearing at the DMV is typically conducted at the DMV office nearest to the place of your arrest. It is critical to have an experienced DWI lawyer who understands the procedures of the specific DMV hearing office and hearing officer. You are not required to have a lawyer present, but you will be expected to present evidence such as witness testimony, interpretation of BAC test results, and refuting the officer’s reasons for suspicions that you had been drinking. An experienced DWI attorney will be able to frame your testimony clearly and give you the best possible opportunity to keep your drivers license, pending the outcome of the criminal case.
The Texas penal code for DWI crimes
The Texas penal code for DWI is the definitive source of information regarding possible penalties for drunk driving offenses. We invite you to visit the Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverages section our Texas Penal Code page to learn more.
If you or a family member has been charged with DWI, it is important to invoke your right to legal representation as soon as possible. The prosecuting attorney will use everything you say or do to convict you. With an experienced lawyer at your side, you will know that your rights are being protected. Contact one of our offices in Conroe, Kingwood, or Houston, Texas, for a free consultation about your DWI defense needs right away.