Protecting Your Rights After A Drunk Driving Arrest
Whether you had one too many drinks at happy hour or left a party after drinking with friends, if you were pulled over, you could be facing charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI). In Texas, if you are convicted, the DWI will stay on your record for the rest of your life.
At the law office of Frank Long, Attorney at Law, attorney Frank Long fights for clients who are facing DWI charges and works to minimize their sentence and protect their record.
Especially if you are a commercial driver with a CDL, you know any DWI, even when you are off duty can threaten your job. From the office in Sulphur Springs, he offers criminal defense for clients throughout Northeast Texas. Contact the firm online or call 903-689-4325 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Driving While Intoxicated: What To Know
You can be charged with a DWI if your BAC is .08 or higher. You can also be charged if your BAC is lower than .08 or if you have refused a breath or blood test. In some cases, the state may attempt to prove that the amount of alcohol you had was enough to impair you or that a combination of drugs and alcohol was enough to make you lose your ability to drive.
You could be charged with a DWI because of the impact mixing prescription drugs and alcohol had on you.
If charged with a DWI, your license could be suspended even if you are not convicted. You have 15 days to request an ALR hearing to get it back, or get an occupational license – also called a temporary license – in its place. Attorney Long will aggressively represent you in your license suspension hearing.
Comprehensive Defense For Underage Drinking
If you are under 21 and get pulled over for drinking and driving, you could be charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) if the officer can detect or smell any alcohol on you – even if you do not appear impaired.
Because a DUI conviction can result in a suspended license, it is important to work with a lawyer who can offer you the legal counsel you need to fight those charges.