McKinney DWI Lawyer
Driving while intoxicated (DWI), sometimes known as driving under the influence (DUI), is a serious charge and should be treated with the utmost importance. If you find yourself in that situation you should get yourself professional legal representation as soon as possible. Whilst a first-time offense may be treated as a misdemeanor in Texas, there will still be some serious repercussions that you will have to deal with.
If you are facing accusation of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the North Texas or McKinney area call The Goolsby Law Firm for help. With two decades of experience attorney Mike Goolsby has the knowledge and expertise to protect your rights if you find yourself facing this sort of situation. As a former trial attorney with the District Attorney’s office Mike Goolsby has extensive experience of exactly how the criminal court system works in this area. If you are facing a criminal charge he is the best person to have by your side fighting for your freedom.
If you are questioned by the police you have the right have your attorney present, do not put your future in the hands of an overworked public defender. Mike Goolsby and The Goolsby Law Firm can help you, we can fully review all the evidence collected against you, including any video evidence and the results of any tests, and can often successfully challenge aspects of this evidence to minimize the effects you will be facing.
DWI or driving while intoxicated is defined as the operation of a vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicant that renders you incapable of performing the task in a safe manner, due to reduction in your physical or mental faculties as a result of alcohol and/or drugs use. To prove an allegation against you in Texas the state must show that you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) equal to or greater than .08, or that you are impaired by taking drugs and unable to control your vehicle. This includes legal prescription drugs if they affect your physical and mental capabilities. You don’t necessarily have to be stopped by the police whilst driving, having the ability to drive is often all that is necessary for a conviction, for example if you are sitting behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition you may also be charged with DWI.
One other possible consequence of a DWI charge is administrative license revocation or ALR. This is the process by which your license is taken away as soon as you are accused of driving while intoxicated, your right to drive will be restricted even before any court case or conviction occurs. Call The Goolsby Law Firm for help with this matter.
Attorney Mike Goolsby and The Goolsby Law Firm can thoroughly investigate and review any evidence that has been collected against you. An accusation is not the end of the road, and often much of this can be challenged. We have the technical expertise and assets to complete this investigation, as well as the trial experience necessary to successfully defend you in court, and get you the outcome you desire.
You will face many possible consequences over simply losing your license if charged with DWI driving while intoxicated. As a first offense you will be facing a class C misdemeanor, but if other aspects complicate your case, such as driving with a minor in the car, carrying a concealed weapon, assault, and many others you may be facing a felony grade crime. Call The Goolsby Law Firm if you are facing these types of charges in the North Texas or McKinney area for a free consultation. Confidentiality is assured.