940-252-HELP (4357)   1211 Bluff Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301

DWI/DUI

  1. DWI under the law occurs when a person drives or operates a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated.
  2. Intoxication is factored by 3 definitions. The first is having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. The other 2 are having lost the normal use of a person’s mental or physical faculties by the introduction of alcohol or other substances such as illegal drugs or even prescription medications.
  3. There are many intricacies to the DWI laws that you need legal advice on when facing a charge. What is considered operating a motor vehicle? What is considered a public place under the law? What are considered motor vehicles under the law? The answers to these questions are not as simple as most people would think. There have been many cases fought in trial courts and higher level courts on these questions and you need an attorney like myself who knows these answers and can give you the guidance and representation you deserve.
  4. The punishment level for DWI can be enhanced for a number of things. A first conviction, carries 72 hours to 180 days in jail as well as up to $2,000 in fines as the possible punishment. With a prior conviction, a second conviction has a punishment range of 30 days to one year in jail and fines up to $4,000. In the event that you are charged with a third DWI, the charge becomes a felony with fines up to $10,000 and from 2 to 10 years incarceration in prison. If the worst happens and someone gets seriously injured or killed as a result of DWI, those are felony additional offenses, as well.

 

OTHER TYPE CASES

  1. I will handle all criminal matters. Even though my focus is on DWI defense, I will handle any criminal cases. This will include all misdemeanor cases, including possession of marijuana, and felony cases as well. With my experience as a felony prosecutor and trial prosecutor, I know how to fight for my clients during trial. You want me on your side.
  2. Also, if you have traffic tickets, I will handle those as well. If you want to fight your tickets, call me at 940-252-HELP (4357).
  3. I will also handle civil litigation. With my trial experience, if you have a civil matter that has to be fought in court, I know how to fight for you and get the best result possible. When your assets and future are at stake you want an attorney that will fight to defend your interests.
  4. Additionally, I am a registered patent attorney. Do you have an idea that you would like to apply for a patent on? Call me at 940-252-HELP (4357) and let’s get started on protecting your invention and getting you the protections that you will need.
  5. All initial consultations are free. I am available to discuss your case and what your options are. All you have to do is contact me and set up your appointment to come in to talk. Remember, if you are in need, do not hesitate. Call as soon as you can. Your future could be at stake.

 

Will handle any and all of your legal needs 

The initial consultation is always free


KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

  1. You have the right to remain silent. In all criminal cases, including DWI, the constitutions of The United States and Texas guarantee this right. Remember, if you answer any questions, those answers can and will be used against you in trial and in court. Always exercise your right to remain silent when being questioned by law enforcement.
  2. You have the right to an attorney before answering any questions. This is also an important right that every person has under our laws. If you are ever requested to answer questions by police, exercise you right to an attorney and call me at 940-252-HELP (4357). It is always better to have an attorney with you if you are being interrogated by police. Remember, they are not your friends and will use what you say against you.
  3. You can refuse field sobriety testing, breath testing or blood testing. It is almost a certainty that if you are stopped for DWI, these tests will be requested of you. These tests will then be used as evidence against you in your trial. If you are requested to do these tests, ask for me to be present for them.
  4. You have the right to have a hearing to challenge any driver’s license suspension but it must be requested within 15 days of the date of suspension. This is one reason why it is important to contact me as soon as you can if you are arrested. Your license can be suspended for either refusing a blood or breath test or for having a result of 0.08 or more. If you want to keep your license, you need to contact me as soon as possible.

 

KEEP IN MIND

  1. This is your future which can be effected and you should consider that when you are charged. A conviction for any criminal offense will remain on your record for the rest of your life and can keep you from getting a better job, a place to live, as well as many other things. You should consider this when you are facing charges.
  2. DWI convictions are very costly, and can haunt you the rest of your life. In addition to a conviction on your record, a DWI conviction is sure to cost a lot more. To begin with, it is certain that your auto insurance premiums will be much higher with a DWI conviction. Also, under Texas law, there is a license surcharge of at $1,000 per year for 3 years that is automatic with a conviction for DWI. There are also mandatory license suspensions with DWI convictions that will only add to these costs. These costs are in addition to any fines, court costs and other expenses that come directly from the conviction. Not having the best representation you can get will likely have lifelong negative repercussions.
  3. If you have a CDL, it can cost you your career. Unlike with a standard class c driver license, there is no occupational license allowed for a CDL. That means if you get a DWI related suspension, you will lose your CDL and will not be able to drive commercially any more. You have to have the right and best representation available to save your license and career.
  4. You need the best representation and defense available. The key to protecting your future from the costs of a DWI conviction or any other conviction is to have a good attorney representing you and fighting for you. As your attorney, I will fight as hard as I can for you.
  5. I have experience with thousands of DWI cases in my career. For 2 years, I was assigned as a prosecutor on the felony DWI Task Force in Bexar County. In addition to this experience, I presided over a court that saw thousands of DWI cases per year. In addition to this, I have personally tried criminal cases from shoplifting to murder cases.   With this, I have the experience necessary to give you the best defense possible.