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Charged with DWI in Texas? Know your rights.

DWI carries serious penalties in Texas. A first conviction can result in a minimum of three days jail time, a suspended license for up to one year, a fine of up to $2,000, a $1,000 surcharge paid annually for three years in a row and completion of a DWI alcohol education or intervention program.

Here’s the good news. You have rights as someone charged with DWI in Texas. If you have been charged with DWI, it does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted. It is extremely important that you consult with an experienced Dallas DWI defense lawyer as soon as possible after you are charged.

You have rights under our legal system – if you use them. Your attorney’s job is to provide sound legal counsel, stand up for you and protect your rights.

At Kraft & Associates, P.C., our No. 1 goal is to fight for your rights and protect your future. A DWI conviction can have serious long-term consequences. We are fully prepared to thoroughly investigate the circumstances, facts and evidence in your case and aggressively challenge any potential flaws in the prosecution’s case against you.

Contact us now to find out how we can help.

Protecting Your Rights if You Are Accused of DWI

Under the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – certain rights are guaranteed to American citizens. If you are accused of a crime, including DWI, it is important to know your rights as a citizen and to act accordingly.

Here are some of the most important rights you have if you have been charged with DWI:

The Right to Remain Silent.

The importance of protecting this right cannot be overstated. If you are pulled over in a traffic stop, be courteous and respectful, but do not volunteer any information. The police officer is not your friend in this situation. Anything you say can and will be used against you.

The Right to an Attorney.

If you are arrested for DWI, politely inform police officers that you want an attorney and that you are invoking your right to remain silent. Consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest.

Protection from Illegal Search and Seizure.

If law enforcement did not have reasonable suspicion to pull you over and probable cause to arrest you for DWI, our lawyers can file a motion with the court to suppress any evidence subsequently obtained by the police. If the judge rules in your favor, your case could be dismissed for lack of admissible evidence.

Legal Defense Against DWI Charges

If you are facing DWI charges, get in touch with Kraft & Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our DWI defense attorneys want to help. We are a professional and established law firm. Our friendly lawyers and staff are easy to talk to. We work hard to provide aggressive and cost-effective legal services to our criminal defense clients. You can have confidence that our priority is the best possible outcome in your case.

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