What to Do If You Are Charged With a DWI
If you are charged with DWI or other alcohol-related crime, remain calm. Do not plead guilty! A skilled DWI defense attorney can work with you to have the charges or sentence against you either reduced or dismissed. If you have been accused of any of the following offenses, a DWI defense attorney may be able to help:
- Public Intoxication
- Drunk Driving
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger
- Intoxication Assault
- Intoxication Manslaughter
If you are being held on an alcohol-related charge in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant or Rockwell Counties, call our office immediately at 214-282-0035 for an emergency jail release. We will post bond at the jail for you to be released, if possible, and will represent you on the criminal charges.
Consequences of a DWI Conviction
For most people, a DWI offense is their first experience with the criminal justice system. A DWI conviction can have a serious impact on your life, including the possibility of jail time, fines, surcharges, community service and a loss of driving privileges. It can also cause car insurance premiums to dramatically increase — or permit their insurance company to drop them completely. Because DWI and other alcohol-related offenses can have such negative consequences on your life, it is incredibly important that you contact a skilled Texas DWI defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested or charged. In many cases, the Law Office of Chad West can provide a bond to get you released from jail in Dallas and the surrounding counties, and then can represent you and potentially have the charges either dismissed or reduced. Working with an attorney can help you on a potential deal with the prosecution, that would focus on getting help so that you are not at risk of committing another DWI offense. We can also assist clients with Driver’s License Suspension hearings, known as ALR hearings.