Driving While Intoxicated
Being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is distressing, and a conviction will leave a lasting impact on your ability to drive, work, and hold professional licenses. Often a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can result in a severe sentence, including strict probation, prison/jail time, and major fines, even for a Misdemeanor DWI case.
Prosecutors avoid dismissing intoxication cases unless a skilled defense attorney leaves them no other choice. Judges fear being portrayed as “soft on crime,” and are strict when it comes to intoxication offenses.
Simply being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) does not mean you are guilty, or that a jury will convict you. A strong and experienced criminal defense lawyer can bring knowledge and expertise to vet law enforcement’s claims and counter the prosecution’s arguments.
WARNING: IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH DWI, YOU ONLY HAVE 15 DAYS AFTER NOTIFICATION OF A DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION TO REQUEST A HEARING AND CHALLENGE THE SUSPENSION.
What to do if stopped by law enforcement after drinking
- Do NOT admit to drinking any alcohol or visiting any drinking establishments.
Politely decline answering any questions. You have the right to remain silent, USE IT!
- Refuse ALL Sobriety Tests.
Again, politely decline the officers request for any and all field sobriety tests.
- Do NOT agree to take a Breath or Blood Test.
Unless presented with a warrant signed by a judge or magistrate, do not agree to a Breath or Blood Test.
- Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Felony Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Intoxicated Assault