Making A Difference And Protecting Your Rights In A DWI Case
People from all walks of life can face DWI charges in Texas. A few drinks with co-workers, a night out with friends or loved ones, or a simple mistake in judgment can lead to a DWI investigation. Defending against a drunk driving charge is highly complex. The scientific and technical evidence used in DWI cases can take years to fully understand. Moreover, you need a lawyer on your side who is willing to understand your unique situation.
At Terri Daniel, Attorney at Law, PLLC, in McKinney, Texas, I have substantial experience prosecuting and defending against DWI charges in North Texas. I am devoted to providing full-service defense representation. To that end, I work hard to get to know the individual goals, circumstances and concerns of each client to provide tailored advice and guidance to help my clients through a difficult time.
I approach each case on an individual basis, as I know that the personal concerns of my clients are extremely important. I am well-versed in all aspects of DWI defense and handle cases involving:
- First-time DWI charges: A first-time offense is more than a glorified traffic ticket. The impact of a DWI charge affects nearly every aspect of your life. It is important that you have the guidance of a lawyer who will explain the strength and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case and all of the options that may be available to you.
- Repeat DWI offenses: A second DWI/DUI offense will bring enhanced penalties and more stringent conditions. In addition to jail time up to a year, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car to allow you to drive, attend an alcohol abuse course and undergo a substance abuse evaluation.
- Felony DWI charges: A third DWI offense is a felony-level charge in Texas. However, driving while intoxicated with a minor under the age of 15 in the car will also elevate a first- or second-level offense to a felony.
- Intoxication manslaughter: If anyone is injured or killed in an alcohol-related accident, prosecutors may pursue intoxication assault or manslaughter charges against the alleged drunk driver. These aggravated DWI charges require the analysis of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
- DWI and your driver’s license: Any delay in obtaining representation from an experienced DWI defense lawyer can significantly impact your ability to challenge the suspension of your license. You only have 15 days after your arrest to request an ALR hearing to contest the DWI license suspension.
If you have been arrested for DWI or DWI test refusal, contact me as quickly as possible to schedule a free consultation about your defense. Contacting me early makes sure you know your rights and gives me time to build a strong defense. Call Terri Daniel, Attorney at Law, PLLC, at 469-845-9951.