Allen DWI Laywer

No matter what your personal situation is, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is always regarded as a serious crime. Law enforcement in Allen is cracking down on the culprits tougher as every year passes, and imposing more powerful penalties too. The consequences of the intolerance to this type of behavior, and pressures to trap and catch those who are guilty, has led to many innocent motorists being caught and convicted. Although your initial two convictions might be basic misdemeanor crimes, even a first conviction will prove very costly.

If you have been stopped and charged with DWI you will need legal representation in the Dallas or Allen area you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. We can thoroughly examine your case, which includes taking a look at all of the data which has been obtained against you, for instance your breathalyzer test results, evidence recorded by the police dashboard video-camera, along with other tests. Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby, is a former trial lawyer for the District attorney’s office and has experience of both criminal prosecution and defense. He will use all this experience to prepare a case for you, and strive to get you the outcome you desire.

If convicted of DWI, the possible consequences include, jail time, probation, large fines, and loss of your driving license. The impact of a conviction may be life altering a long time after any time in jail or probation is over. In addition, once you get your license back, you may face surcharges and increased insurance costs that could place driving out of the financial reach of many. A first time conviction of DWI has been shown to cost on average $10,000.

A first driving while intoxicated offense is most usually treated as a misdemeanor, unless certain other factors come into play such as if there was a child as a passenger when you were stopped, in this case it will be charged as a felony. One little-known result of a DWI charge is administrative license revocation or ALR. This is the process whereby your driving license is suspended, before you’re taken to trial or found guilty of an offense. Talking to The Goolsby Law Firm, and enlisting the services of a DWI attorney, can help you to prevent this measure being taken.

For it to prove you are guilty of the charge of driving while intoxicated, the state of Texas must show certain criteria were met. Either your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was greater than .08, or you lost your mental or physical capability to safely control the vehicle. You will also need to be in physical control of the vehicle, this does not necessarily mean you were driving the car at the time, simply being behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition can be enough.

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated in Allen, call The Goolsby Law Firm today for a free consultation. If accused of DWI you don’t simply have to accept your fate. No matter how complex your case is, even if other matters exist such as a charge of kidnapping, unlawful carrying a weapon, assault, etc, The Goolsby Law Firm can help you.