Determined Burnet Lawyer Defends Texans Charged with DWI
Assertive Texas attorney helps you fight drunk driving allegations
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most serious motor vehicle offenses that a Texas driver can face. If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, penalties include fines, suspension of driving privileges and incarceration, so it's essential for you to contact an attorney with experience handling DWI cases. At the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, I've represented many local residents on drunk driving allegations and can challenge the prosecution’s case to protect your rights.
Proven advocate helps you understand your options
If you’re convicted of DWI in Texas, the penalties you face are based on a number of considerations: whether you've had prior convictions, your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and other aggravating factors. Legal intoxication is charged for a BAC of .08 percent and above, but even motorists whose BAC is below that level can be charged with driving under the influence if they show impairment, and drivers under 21 years of age with any alcohol in their system are in violation of the law. These factors determine the fines and length of incarceration you face as well as how long your driving privileges will be suspended. Even if it’s your first DWI offense, it’s important to seek representation from an experienced Texas DWI defense attorney. Prosecutors have broad discretion to reduce or dismiss charges, and judges have the option of suspending any sentence imposed. I can help you understand what you're up against and devise the best defense for your particular situation.
Vigorous defense lawyer asserts your rights against unlawful police procedures
Successfully defending a DWI often depends on poking holes in the prosecution's case. This can take the form of:
- Challenging the stop — Both the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution guarantee your right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police lacked reasonable suspicion to pull you over, then any observations they made can be ruled inadmissible by the court. I can help you challenge the police version of events and fight to persuade the court to rule in your favor.
- Questioning the testing procedures — Whether you were given a breath test or had blood drawn for testing, you have the right to challenge the procedures the police used. Depending on the situation, such a challenge can lead to the test results being excluded from your trial.
If you want to fight your DWI in court, it’s to your advantage to be represented by an attorney with a track record of success in local courts. At your initial consultation, we can discuss what happened during your encounter with the police so we can plan how to most effectively fight your DWI charge.
Contact an experienced Texas DWI defense lawyer for your free initial consultation
Don't let the consequences of a DWI arrest change your life. Call the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend at 830-265-6714 or contact me online to schedule an initial consultation at my Burnet office.