Hundreds of Dallas County residents face driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges each year.  More often than not, individuals charged with DUI or DWI in Dallas County are able to avoid jail time by agreeing to probation or other punitive measures outside of jail.  It isn’t common that individuals fight the DUI or DWI charge against them, because it isn’t always easy to disprove the prosecution’s case, even if the prosecution simply has the facts wrong.

You may have viable defenses available to you that could either convince the prosecution to drop or reduce the DUI or DWI charge against you, or to disprove the prosecution’s case at trial, resulting in a verdict of not guilty.  While no results can be guaranteed in any criminal matter, a highly skilled Dallas County DUI/DWI Defense Attorney can build the strongest defense possible for you to fight the criminal charges against you with the ultimate goal of dismissal.

Defending Your Dallas County DUI/DWI Charge

In order to find you guilty of DUI/DWI, the prosecution must prove that you were operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Possible defenses to a DUI or DWI charge include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • The officer lacked probable cause to believe you were committing a crime;
  • The officer did not read you your Miranda warning;
  • You were not actually driving the car at the time of the alleged DUI/DWI; and
  • The officer unlawfully arrested you on the mere “belief” that you may be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

No two DUI/DWI cases are alike, and the individual facts of each case will shape what the potential outcome of the case will be.  To determine if you have a solid defense to a DUI/DWI charge in Dallas County, your attorney will have to thoroughly review the facts of your case.  If it cannot be proven that you were actually driving the car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as alleged by the police officers, then there may be grounds for dismissal of your criminal charge.  Similarly, if you were arrested and the police officer did not read you your Miranda warning, then your DUI/DWI charge may be dismissed, as a failure to read you your Miranda warning is a violation of your rights.

On the other hand, if your attorney cannot find a viable defense such as those listed above, then you may need to take a different approach to overcoming your criminal charge.  Diversion and other programs that allow individuals to stay out of jail may turn out to be the best option for you.

Contact Dallas DUI/DWI Defense Attorney Jack Pettit Today to Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) in or around Dallas, it is important that you act quickly to speak with a seasoned Dallas County DUI/DWI Defense Attorney.  You may have strong defenses to the criminal charge(s) against you, and it will take the guidance of a skilled Dallas DUI/DWI Defense Attorney to fight your DUI/DWI charge to the fullest extent possible.  With more than thirty years of experience both as a former prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney, Dallas County DUI/DWI Defense Attorney Jack Pettit knows what it takes to successfully overcome a DUI/DWI charge in Dallas County.  If you would like to speak with Dallas DUI/DWI Defense Attorney Jack Pettit to discuss your options for fighting your DUI/DWI charge, contact our office today by calling (214) 521-4567 to schedule your initial consultation.  Our office conveniently provides bilingual legal services in both English and Spanish, and we also accept major credit cards.


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