How to Beat a DWI in Texas
Driving under the influence is dangerous behavior, but people sometimes make mistakes. Sometimes, people drive after having one or two drinks because they think they’re fine. Even if you aren’t over the legal limit, you can still be charged with a DWI if the police believe you were too drunk to drive.
If you have been arrested for a DWI, you might think the easy thing to do is to plead guilty. It’s only a misdemeanor; how much can it affect you? Unfortunately, even a misdemeanor crime on your criminal record can affect you in big ways. Your drivers license could be suspended, you could be placed on probation, forced to pay fines, and you could go to jail.
If you have been charged with a DWI, you do have the option to fight your charge. Here are a few tips on how to beat a DWI in Texas.
What to Do to Beat a DWI in Texas
People avoid conviction for DWIs all the time, and you might be able to, as well. However, you can’t avoid a conviction if you plead guilty. Once that DWI goes on your record, you won’t likely be able to get it removed.
Here are a few tips on beating a DWI in Texas:
- Don’t talk to the police without a lawyer present. You have the right to have an attorney to advise you when you are being questioned by police. It’s in your interest to exercise that right. The police can use statements you make against you.
- Understanding your rights is important. You can avoid conviction if you know your rights. For instance, you need to know that the police can’t search you without probable cause. If the police violate your rights, you can use that as a defense against a conviction.
- Contacting a lawyer is a good idea. Your DWI attorney likely knows what defenses can be used in your situation. Your future is important, and it’s worth fighting for. Many people don’t believe that a lawyer is worth the expense, but you aren’t just paying for the lawyer’s services—you’re paying to safeguard your future.
Get in Contact with a Texas Drunk Driving Lawyer
Now you’ve learned a little more about how to beat a DWI in Texas. Contact a DWI lawyer to discuss your case and the defense options that might be available. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can be reached by completing the online submission form below or by calling 214-522-9404.