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Dallas DWI Lawyer

Dallas DWI Lawyer

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 at (214) 891-3382 or online to discuss your case with our Dallas DWI attorneys today!

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.

Cases our Dallas DWI Lawyers Handle

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

Understanding Field Sobriety Tests

When pulled over for suspicion of DWI, law enforcement officers may administer field sobriety tests to determine if a driver is impaired. Understanding the different types of field sobriety tests and how they are conducted can help you better prepare for a DWI arrest and build a strong defense.

Common field sobriety tests include:

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test
  • Walk-and-Turn test
  • One-Leg Stand test

It's important to know that field sobriety tests are not always accurate and can be influenced by various factors such as weather conditions, physical disabilities, and nervousness. Our Dallas DWI lawyers are experienced in challenging the results of field sobriety tests and can help protect your rights in a DWI case.

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 Dallas DWI lawyers 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.

Our Dallas DWI attorneys 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.

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. Call us at (214) 891-3382!

Awards Our Attorneys Have Achieved

    Recent Criminal Defense Results

    Never Giving Up. Always Fighting for the Best Possible Outcome.
    • Not Guilty Murder
    • Not Guilty Sexual Assault of a Child
    • Case Dismissed Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child
    • Not Guilty Murder
    • Not Guilty Murder
    • No Billed by Grand Jury Sexual Assault
    • No Billed by Grand Jury Endangering a Child
    • No Billed by Grand Jury Burglary of a Habitation
    • Deferred Probation Racing Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death
    • Not Guilty DWI by Drugs
    • Case Dismissed Indecency with a Child
    • No Billed by Grand Jury Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon
    • Case Dismissed Assault Public Servant
    • Case Dismissed First Degree Drug Possession
    • No Billed by Grand Jury Assault Impeding Breath
    • Not Guilty DWI

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