Fighting a Dallas County DWI Charge

Many Dallas County residents find themselves facing criminal charges for one incidence of drinking and driving, especially in cases where the amount of alcohol at issue was barely above the legal limit and/or when nobody was harmed.  While driving under the influence should not be taken lightly and such conduct is very serious, it can seem unfair when a person makes one bad mistake that may result in a tarnished criminal record for an indefinite period of time.

Unfortunately, DWI charges are often lumped together so one minor DWI charge may be equated to a very serious DWI charge where someone may have been injured or killed.  It is understandable that all DWI charges are treated similarly because each act of driving while intoxicated does have the potential for creating a serious risk of harm to others.  However, the consequences seem very harsh when even a minor instance of driving while intoxicated can make it difficult for you to move forward in life in terms of finding employment, attending college, or renting a home.

Avoiding Conviction of a Texas DWI Charge

There is never a guarantee that a Texas DWI charge can be dismissed, or that a case will result in a verdict of not guilty; however, many DWI charges can be dismissed on a variety of different grounds.  Oftentimes, individuals facing DWI charges, or any other criminal charge for that matter, do not have the legal representation they need to present the best possible defense. 

Your constitutional rights may have been violated even without you being aware of it.  For example, if a police officer did not read you your Miranda rights, and you subsequently said something incriminating, that statement cannot then be used against you in court.  If you are not aware of this, the incriminating statement may somehow find its way into court without quality legal representation, making it nearly impossible for you to avoid conviction.  As such, you need an attorney who will investigate each and every fact of your case to determine if your rights have been violated.

In addition to the potential violation of your constitutional rights, there may simply be insufficient evidence to prove that you are guilty of driving while intoxicated.  If there are grounds to have your DWI charge dismissed, your attorney will utilize all resources possible to seek dismissal of the charge.  Given that Texas law will not allow for the expunction or sealing of DWI convictions, it is imperative that you do whatever you can to fight your DWI charge from the start.

Contact Dallas DWI Defense Attorney Jack Pettit Today to Schedule an Initial Consultation

Having a DWI conviction on your Texas criminal record is undoubtedly stressful, making it difficult for you to separate yourself from one prior bad act.  Because Texas law is tough, and a prior DWI conviction cannot be expunged or sealed, it is crucial to fight your DWI charge to the fullest extent possible, seeking the advice of a Dallas County DWI Defense Attorney right away.  Dallas DWI Defense Attorney Jack Pettit devotes a large portion of his criminal defense practice to defending clients who face a variety of DWI charges.  As a former prosecutor with more than thirty years of experience, Jack Pettit has a thorough understanding of what must be done to reach the best result possible for your individual situation.  If you would like to speak with Dallas County DWI Defense Attorney Jack Pettit about a prior or pending DWI conviction, 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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