Travis County DWI Lawyer
People often don’t realize it, but drunk driving charges can be beaten in court. To find out how, consult with a Travis County DWI attorney.
Were you recently arrested for drunk driving in Travis County, Texas? While many people mistakenly assume that a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge is just a serious traffic offense, it’s actually a criminal charge with very real consequences.
The financial stress, the development of a criminal record, and the damage done to your personal and professional relationships are just the beginning—even if it’s your first offense.
After a DWI arrest, the best way to get started with clearing your name is hiring a Travis County DWI lawyer from Tillman Braniff, PLLC. We can help you develop the defense you need by seeking a complete dismissal of your charge.
DWI Defenses in Texas
A drunk driving charge can be tough to defend against, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to beat. Our defense attorneys will examine every aspect of your arrest and look for ways to get evidence thrown out and charges dropped.
In many DWI cases, it’s possible to challenge whether the police had probable cause to pull you over. If the dashcam footage doesn’t show you weaving in and out of the lane, this can increase your odds for a dismissal.
It might also be possible to challenge the sobriety test used. Breathalyzers are always accurate, as chemicals in the air and other factors can potentially interfere with their reading. And field sobriety tests aren’t exactly known for being foolproof, either.
Your Travis County DWI attorney will be able to identify the weaknesses in the case against you. Whether we need to dispute the evidence or the reason for the traffic stop, we’ll know how to challenge your drunk driving charge.
Texas Penalties for a Drunk Driving Arrest
As with many other crimes, Texas doesn’t take drunk driving lightly. A conviction can mean big fines, the loss of your drivers license, and even jail time. If you already have past DWI convictions, the penalties will escalate with subsequent offenses, eventually becoming a felony charge.
It’s also not uncommon for a DWI conviction in Texas to result in probation. Under the terms of probation, you may be required to perform the following:
- Have follow-ups with your probation officer
- Pay all fines, court fees, and monthly probation fees
- Perform community service
- Attend a DWI education class and victim impact panel (VIP)
- Complete drug and alcohol evaluations
- Perform random urinalysis
Unfortunately, the impact of a DWI conviction doesn’t end there. You’ll have a criminal record and might even lose your job. Finding new employment, housing, and loans all become tougher when you have to check the box indicating a criminal history.
You might be able to avoid these consequences, however, and it all starts by contacting a Travis County DWI defense lawyer from our office.
Connect with a Travis County Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
A DWI arrest doesn’t have to end in a conviction. The first step to helping yourself is scheduling a free, confidential consultation with a Travis County DWI lawyer from Tillman Braniff, PLLC. Simply complete the form below or call us at 512-236-0505 to set up a time for yours.