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Fort Worth DWI Defense Attorney

Have you been arrested for DUI in Fort Worth, TX?

Being arrested for DWI or DUI in Fort Worth can be a life-altering experience and cause trouble for you and your family for years to come. If convicted, you will carry a permanent criminal record that can cause stress with friends and family, difficulties with employment opportunities and financial stability, and can lead to even harsher penalties for any future convictions. Penalties for DWI in Texas are stiff, and prosecutions are vigorously pursued.

Don't let emotion and worry overwhelm you; contact a Fort Worth defense lawyer from The Alband Law Firm right away to ensure that your rights are protected.

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Possible Penalties for DWI in Texas

Although the legal limit for BAC (blood alcohol concentration) when operating a vehicle in Texas is .08, DWI charges can be filed when law enforcement observes impaired driving - regardless of your actual BAC. When possible, it is always best to use a designated driver or to call a friend or a cab for a ride, as penalties can be severe for DWI convictions, and can get progressively harsher with multiple DWI arrests.

  • First time DWI convictions can bring a $2000 fine, plus yearly fines for the privilege of keeping your driver's license, up to 6 months in prison and a year of license suspension.
  • Second and third DWI's can bring fines in excess of $10,000 and up to 10 years in prison.
  • If you are convicted of more than one DWI within a span of 5 years, you will face mandatory installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device, at your own expense.

How a Fort Worth DWI Attorney Can Help

Letting your legal rights remain unprotected and risking your future livelihood simply isn't worth it. The skilled DWI attorneys at The Alband Law Firm can provide you with clear answers, exemplary legal representation, and years of experience in dealing with DWI defense. We will work diligently for your case and work for the best outcome possible.

Whenever you are facing criminal charges in Texas, you have inalienable rights after an arrest including:

  • The right to remain silent (you don't have to tell anyone how many drinks you had).
  • The right against self incrimination.
  • The right to speak to an attorney before answering questions and the right to have an attorney present if you choose to answer questions.
  • The right against unlawful searches and seizures.
  • The right to know what you are being charged with.
  • The right to bail if it's allowed under the law.

Defenses Available against a DWI Charge

Most defenses against DWI charges stem from police mistakes. Here are some:

  • The policeman stops you on the basis of an anonymous phone call. He must know who it was who called.
  • A policeman stops you on a hunch with no objective reason.
  • The technician fails to follow the Department of Public Safety's rules in administrating the alcohol testing.
  • The policeman stops you for a violation you did not commit.
  • The policeman stops you for driving too slow but can name no specific code violation you violated.
  • You are arrested on the basis of your statements alone with no other evidence of your guilt.
  • The policeman stops you for no other reason than to check driver license and car registration.

All of these mistakes and more may result in dismissal!

Contact The Alband Law Firm today to request a free consultation to learn about your legal options!