Arlington DWI Lawyer
Driving while intoxicated or DWI is a very common problem, law enforcement in Texas is cracking down on the offenders harder as each year goes by, and imposing stronger penalties too. We are all familiar with crimes such as theft and murder, however a surprising number of us are not familiar with the seriousness of a charge of DWI. Whilst your first two convictions may be simple misdemeanor grade crimes, even a first conviction will prove very expensive.
The number of people that have been caught driving while intoxicated, has led law enforcement to crack down ever harder. If you have been stopped and charged with DWI you will need legal representation. Call The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as you can, 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 driving while intoxicated, even if it’s your first offense, you will face many serious consequences. You will lose your driving license, face possible jail time, fines, probation, mandatory community service, and enrollment in DWI school. 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.
Even after any measures imposed by the court has been taking care of, you will still incur great financial penalties, because after a conviction of DWI, driving while intoxicated, your insurance costs will be much higher, you will face possible surcharges from the state, and these along with other costs could put driving out of your financial reach.
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.
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 or 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.
Many people accused of DWI will simply accept conviction as a matter of course. At The Goolsby Law Firm we feel that the state should be made to prove these accusations to the fullest extent of the law, attorney Goolsby will put his significant experience to work for you to challenge any allegations against you.
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated in North Texas call The Goolsby Law Firm today for a free consultation, we can answer any questions you may have either over the phone or in our office, discretion is assured.