Defending You Against DUI Charges
DUI defense is a highly technical area of law that requires a lawyer who understands how errors in police work can undermine the state’s case. At the Law Offices of Steven Williams in Decatur, we have successfully defended hundreds of people in Wise County and the surrounding Texas counties and communities who have been accused of drunk driving.
DUI penalties are harsh in Texas, even if you have never been arrested before. You face suspension of your driver’s license, court costs, employment consequences, higher insurance rates and the stigma of a criminal conviction. If you have prior convictions or caused an accident while driving intoxicated, you could face felony charges.
Do I Have A Defense?
Just because you failed a field sobriety or blood alcohol test, you should not be discouraged. You may have a defense based on the facts of your case and the circumstances of your arrest. For example:
- If the police stopped you without a legal reason to do so, all evidence gathered after the stop can be suppressed.
- If the police made mistakes in administering the blood alcohol content (BAC) test, the results of the test can be suppressed.
Our lawyer will examine every aspect of your case and create the strongest possible defense. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Protecting Your Right To Drive
A DWI arrest in Texas results in two cases:
- A criminal proceeding concerning the charge of driving while intoxicated
- A civil proceeding, known an administrative license revocation or ALR, against your driving privileges
If you fail a blood alcohol content (BAC) test or refuse to take the test, your driver’s license will be suspended unless you request an ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest. If you fail to request a hearing, your licenses will be automatically suspended after 40 days.
Our lawyer will represent you both in your criminal cases and in your ALR hearing with the goal of getting you back on the road as quickly as possible. We understand how important it is to drive in a state as big as Texas.