DWI Success Starts with the Right Team

Dallas DWI Attorney

Texas Drunk Driving Laws

A drunk driving (DWI) arrest in Texas is a serious criminal matter that requires immediate action from an experienced trial attorney. Remember, being charged with DWI does not make you guilty-you have the right to request legal counsel and the right to request a hearing within 15 days of the charge in order to avoid a license suspension.

As a Dallas DWI lawyer, Scott Palmer has spent years helping law-abiding citizens address the serious consequences of a DWI arrest in Texas. A drunk driving conviction is not the same as a traffic violation; it is a criminal conviction that will remain on your permanent record.

With a former prosecutor (Attorney Rebekah Perlstein) and Board Certified Criminal Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Scott Palmer) on staff, we can help address both the criminal charges and the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing which will determine the status of your driver's license.

Contact our firm for skilled and knowledgeable counsel.

Texas DWI Penalties

  • Driver's License Suspension / Revocation
  • Permanent Criminal Record
  • High-Risk Insurance
  • Jail Time / Community Service
  • Alcohol Treatment
  • Probation
  • Interlock Device
  • Substantial Fines

Safeguarding Your Rights in a DWI Arrest

Like any criminal charge, the police and prosecution are required to observe your constitutional rights and follow specific procedures in order to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

When you retain our firm as your advocate, our legal team will aggressively investigate the circumstances of your arrest, including:

  • Subpoena of the arresting officer and any video surveillance to ensure proper procedure
  • Determination of reasonable suspicion for the initial traffic stop
  • Determination of probable cause for the arrest
  • Determination of the validity of any alcohol tests administered in the field

As Dallas DWI lawyers, it is our job to ensure that the police have done their job properly while maintaining your legal rights at all times. If you have been arrested on a drunk driving charge in Texas, do not delay in seeking legal counsel.

We are experienced in helping Texans minimize the consequences of a drunk driving arrest. We look at whether the police or highway patrol officers had probable cause to pull you over in the first place. We examine videotape of field sobriety tests when available; analyze breath and blood test procedures and results; and work to challenge every bit of evidence against you.

Fighting Against Felony DWI Charges in Texas

The consequences of a felony DWI conviction are greater than a simple DWI. Depending on your prior record and other circumstances, driving under the influence can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A third DWI will most likely be a felony, with a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

We can represent you at the administrative revocation hearing to contest the suspension of your driver's license. The period of the suspension will vary, but generally, for repeat offenses and felony DWI charges, the suspension will be between 6 months and 2 years.

No matter your situation, turn to Scott H. Palmer, P.C. for trusted counsel from our proven defense team. Led by a trusted Dallas DWI attorney, we are ready to stand up for your rights.

Your Criminal Defense Team

Put a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist on Your Side
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Awards Won by Our Criminal Defense Team

  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Avvo Client Choice
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Dallas Lawyers
  • Texas Board Certified

Recent Criminal Defense Results

Never Giving Up. Always Fighting for the Best Possible Outcome.
  • Murder Verdict Reversed
  • Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child Verdict Reformed to Lesser Offense
  • Drug Possession Case Dismissed
  • Indecent Exposure Removed Client from Registry
  • Failure to Pay Sales Tax Case Settled
  • Murder Verdict Reversed
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Why We're the Right Choice

Giving You the Best Chance to Win
  • Award-Winning Team of Attorneys
  • Over 98 Years of Combined Experience
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Board Certified Attorneys in Criminal Defense, Family Law & Personal Injury
  • Multiple Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case
  • Featured in the Media as a Trusted Legal Source

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