If you have been charged with intoxicated driving in Texas, it is advisable that you take immediate action in retaining sound legal counsel in the matter. In order to avoid license suspension, state law requires you to request a hearing within 15 days of being charged. Drunk driving is a serious criminal charge and a conviction can incur very severe penalties under the law.
Attorney Scott H. Palmer, P.C. has nearly a decade of experience guiding clients accused of driving under the influence of alcohol through the legal process as they face the charges against them in court. There is a significant difference between a drunk driving charge and a traffic violation. The former is a criminal offense that remains on your personal record if a conviction is ultimately secured.
However, being arrested or charged with an alcohol-related offense is not a conviction. Acting under the guidance of an experienced criminal lawyer ensures that your personal rights are protected during and in the aftermath of an arrest. Often, a person charged with driving under the influence also finds him or herself facing additional charges in the incident that led to the arrest. Attorney Palmer is prepared to address those issues as well.
In order to make certain that you do not say anything that will later be used to incriminate you, it is advisable that you seek legal consultation as soon as possible after an arrest has taken place. Scott H. Palmer, P.C. is dedicated to helping those in Texas who face drunk driving charges. As your legal advocate, he can speak and act on your behalf in all interactions with law enforcement and within the criminal court system.