Were you pulled over and arrested for drunk driving? Find out how to get your case dismissed or reduced by working with a Hutto DWI defense attorney.
Getting arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be an overwhelming experience. Not only is the arrest itself publicly embarrassing, but you could wind up paying for a drunk driving conviction in more ways than one for years to come.
Avoiding the damage is only possible if you can get your DWI case dismissed. Find out how to challenge your charges by working with a Hutto DWI lawyer from Hines & Holub. We know how to expose the weak points in the case against you-no matter how unbeatable you might think the evidence is.
Beating a Drunk Driving Charge
Whether this is your first DWI arrest or your sixth, there's no such thing as a guaranteed conviction. Many people assume that a DWI can't be beaten. After all, if you blew into a breathalyzer or had your blood drawn and the result was a blood alcohol content (BAC) well over .08 percent, how could you possibly challenge it?
The reality is that there is no sobriety test that's 100 percent accurate 100 percent of the time. Your DWI attorney will need to review the police dashcam footage, maintenance logs of any equipment used, and even the site where you were pulled over and arrested.
If there's an environmental factor that could have thrown the breathalyzer off, we'll find it. If the officers collected your blood sample without the proper authorization, we'll prove it. The point is that you never want to assume that your drinking and driving charge can't be beaten.
Why You Want to Fight a DWI
A first-time DWI might be a misdemeanor, but that doesn't mean that you want it on your record. DWI is a criminal offense, and a conviction means that you'll now have a criminal record, which can negatively impact your future opportunities for jobs, housing, and even loans.
Then there's the financial side of things to consider. When your auto insurer discovers that you've been convicted for DWI, you can expect a huge increase in the cost of your premiums. Likewise, you can expect a fine of some sort, as well as the possibility for imprisonment and a license suspension:
- First DWI - Class B misdemeanor, fine up to $2,000, jail sentence up to 180 days, one-year drivers license suspension, three-year annual license surcharge of up to $2,000
- Second DWI - Class A misdemeanor, fine up to $4,000, jail sentence up to one year, two-year license suspension, three-year annual license surcharge of up to $2,000
- Third or Higher DWI - Third-degree felony, fine up to $10,000, prison sentence of between two and ten years, two-year license suspension, three-year annual license surcharge of up to $2,000
Call our on-call attorney now to discuss your case now.
No matter how complex your charges may seem, you can have peace of mind knowing our legal team is behind you. You aren’t in this battle alone. Get our Austin criminal attorneys on your side today.