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After Being Charged with DWI
ACT QUICK-CALL AN AUSTIN DWI ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY!
Driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol in Texas is an offense taken very seriously by law enforcement. The laws not only have severe consequences for violators, but they have been set up in a process that moves quickly and acts swiftly.
In fact, there have been times we have been able to obtain dismissal of the DWI charges based on the officer’s testimony in the Texas ALR hearing (the driver’s license hearing). However, the ALR hearing has strict deadlines for requesting it.
For this reason, the first thing you should do as soon as you have been arrested for a DWI in the Austin area is to contact an experienced team of Austin DWI Lawyers at Stephen T Bowling, Austin DWI Attorneys about your case. We will schedule you for a free case evaluation and talk about your case with you.
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To get out of jail fast, you’ll need to secure a personal bond or be released on your own “Own Recognizance”. We can often make that happen immediately.
YOU’VE BEEN CHARGED WITH DWI. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
After you’ve contacted your Austin DWI lawyer to begin working on your case, there are some other things you can start doing to help your case in court. Details matter in DWI cases, so it can be important to your case to recollect everything you can of the night of the arrest.
Some things you should think about and write down:
- The amount of sleep you had the previous night
- The times and details of your meals that day
- What you drank that day and when you drank it
- Any prescription or over-the-counter medications you took that day and when you took them
- The names of people you were with that day
- Anything else you can remember about the 24 hours leading up to the arrest
It would also be helpful, while your memory is still fresh, to write down a detailed account of the events directly leading up to the arrest and the arrest itself.
GET A TRUSTED ADVOCATE IN YOUR CORNER
The best thing you can do for yourself right now is to contact an Austin DWI Lawyer that will fight for you. The attorneys at Stephen T. Bowling, Austin DWI Attorneys focuses their practice primarily on DWI and related cases; and have both law enforcement and prosecutor experience that we put to use when fighting for our clients.
When you get a DWI in Austin what happens is you’re actually facing two things, you’re, number one, facing your criminal charge but you’re also facing the driver’s license suspension side.
What happens is you have 15 days to put in a driver’s license hearing request, and when that request is in that allows us, at the hearing, to put the officer on the stand under oath and ask him questions before we get to the criminal case. This allows us to lock in his or her testimony, we can see how he or she testifies, and question about discrepancies between the police report and the video.
On the criminal side, they take you and do your booking. If you don’t have much in your criminal history, they’ll release you on a PR bond, which is a promise to come back with a small processing fee. And then, from there, I meet with the client, discuss their case with them, and look for any weaknesses based on the client’s recollection.
It’s important you find an attorney that knows what they’re doing, that knows the DWI laws and the cases and what to look for when they’re fighting your DWI. Call (512) 599-9000 day or night to set up your free consultation.
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Many people who are charged with an Austin DWI just assume there is no way to fight it. They think the best they can hope for is a smaller fine or a reduction in the amount of time they lose their license. We focus on defending anyone accused of a DWI. With the right legal counsel, there are other outcomes. Depending on the facts of the case, what if…
- Instead of months of suspension, you don’t lose your license at all?
- Instead of making a deal for probation, you never get convicted?
- Instead of having a DWI conviction, your record stays clean?
- Instead of cutting bad deals, you get a vigorous DWI defense?
While every case depends on the facts and circumstances at play, mounting an aggressive defense to DWI charges may be your best option. The Austin Criminal Defense attorneys at Stephen T Bowling, P.C., handle all drunk driving cases, defending clients in both the criminal proceedings and driver’s license hearings.
Don’t trust just anyone with your DWI defense. Contact the law firm of Stephen T Bowling, PC, by e-mail or call us at 512-599-9000 to schedule your free consultation with an Austin DWI lawyer to discover some strategies we pursue in defending Austin Driving While Intoxicated cases.
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