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Potential Defenses in a DWI Case

It is not unusual to be charged with DWI in Texas. MADD reports 99,195 DWI arrests statewide during a single recent year. According to the National Motorists Association (NMA), just three or four drinks could easily place the average-size person in the “drunk driving” category. Even with blood alcohol content (BAC) below the legal limit, you could still be convicted of DWI based on a police officer’s testimony.

If you have been arrested and charged with DWI, it is in your best interests to fight hard against the charges. Even with a first conviction, DWI carries serious penalties, including jail time, license suspension, fines and higher insurance rates. A conviction on your record could even negatively impact your future job prospects.

The first step to take in defending your future is to consult with an experienced drunk driving defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. At Kraft & Associates, P.C., we work hard to provide aggressive and cost-effective defense to clients facing DWI charges in Dallas and surrounding areas of Texas. Our top goal is the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact us now to find out how we can help.

Possible Defenses Against DWI Charges

When you work with our firm, our knowledgeable DWI defense team is ready to examine the facts and evidence, investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and aggressively challenge the prosecution’s case against you.

There are a number of possible ways a DWI defense attorney can help. Our lawyers will consider the following, along with other possible DWI defenses:

Was the traffic stop legal? Did the officer have probable cause to arrest you?

If the traffic stop was illegal or there was no probable cause for arrest, our firm can file a motion with the court to have subsequently obtained evidence ruled inadmissible. If the judge rules in your favor, your case may be dismissed.

Were field sobriety tests administered properly and interpreted correctly?

Officers administering roadside sobriety tests are not always properly trained in the procedure. Many completely sober individuals may have difficulty passing some or all of these tests, and various external factors could affect the results. If you performed poorly in the field sobriety testing, our lawyers will analyze the circumstances for possible explanations other than alcohol or drug impairment.

Was the breath test properly administered and accurate?

Police officers are not always properly trained, and breath tests are not always administered correctly. The breathalyzer may not have been maintained and calibrated properly. External factors may have influenced the results of the test. Our attorneys are prepared to challenge any flaw in the process.

Were blood samples handled and tested properly?

In some instances, blood may be drawn from someone suspected of drunk driving in order to test for alcohol or other substances. There may be problems with the way the samples are taken and how the specimens are handled during the testing process. There may even be issues with the accuracy of the results.

Legal Help with DWI Charges in Texas

These are just a few of the potential defenses you may have in a DWI case. Every case is different, and there may be other issues that could affect the outcome of your case. Our lawyers are skilled at reviewing DWI charges for all potential defenses and ways to minimize the impact on our clients’ lives.

The consequences of DWI conviction are serious. You should not face these charges alone. Our lawyers can work directly with you and keep you informed about the status of your case and your options.

Contact our firm today if you have been charged with DWI in Dallas, Fort Worth or surrounding areas of North Texas. Our friendly staff and attorneys are easy to talk to and dedicated to protecting your rights. You can have confidence that your case is in good hands with Kraft & Associates, P.C.

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