DUI / DWI
Criminal Defense Attorney for Driving While Intoxicated
Driving While Intoxicated and the dangers associated with it are a very well publicized issue. However, how to protect oneself during the process of a being accused of Driving While Intoxicated is not. You will need effective legal representation to help you. A conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, even a first offense, can and will seriously impact your life. A person accused of a first offense Driving While Intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor, will be subject to a punishment range of a minimum 72 hours in the county jail up to 180 days in the county jail and up to a $2,000 fine. If you are convicted of an offense of Driving While Intoxicated you will be forced to pay a surcharge to the Department of Public Safety of $1,000 a year for three years in order to maintain your Driver’s License. In addition, you will subjected to a number of other fines, fees, and punishments. You can expect to be required to pay probation fees, fines, courts costs, complete community service, submit to drug/alcohol evaluations, attend other classes and in some cases serve jail time.
Immediately after an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated a person will receive a Notice of Suspension regarding his or her driver’s license.. You have 15 days to appeal this suspension and it is very important to have a lawyer take care of this process for you.
I have experience in representing people charged with:
- Driving While Intoxicated Offenses: 1st Offense, 2nd Offense, Child Passenger and Felony
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Intoxication Assault
- Other Intoxication Offenses
- Other Driving Offenses
- Traffic Tickets
I handle cases in Van Zandt County, Rains County, Wood County, Kaufman County, Smith County, Hunt County, Dallas County and throughout East Texas.
You should not submit to any Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. You are not required to do so. You also should not agree to give a specimen of your breath, blood or urine. As in all circumstances you should exercise your right to have an attorney present during questioning by any law enforcement officers. Do not under any circumstance speak with law enforcement officers, investigators, attorneys for the State or Federal Government without having a lawyer present with you. These officials will attempt to use anything that you say during the course of your arrest against you during prosecution. There are many legal and technical issues regarding Driving While Intoxicated offenses and in order to protect yourself you are best served by consulting an effective lawyer.
Contact Nolan D. White immediately for a Free Consulation if you or someone you love has been charged with a Intoxication Offense in East Texas. Call (903) 567-4155.