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DWI Defense

A first conviction for DWI in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor, but it is a serious matter. A DWI conviction costs money in fines and other costs, raises your insurance premiums, and can affect your employment situation. In Texas, by law, you cannot get deferred adjudication for a DWI.

Facing a DWI Charge in Dallas? – I Can Represent You in a Court of Law

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge occurs when you operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, and your mental and physical abilities are impaired. Many accidents have occurred due to drivers who drive while they are intoxicated. As such, the law can be quite harsh when it comes to these charges. In Dallas, it is important to understand that you may not operate a vehicle if your blood alcohol content level is above 0.08%.

If you are convicted of a DWI, you could be facing:

  • A fine of up to $500 (if it is a misdemeanor charge)
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Felony charges if you are carrying a minor as a passenger
  • Misdemeanor or felony charges on your record

What should I do if I am pulled over for suspicion of DWI?

If an officer of the law pulls you over under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you have the right to refuse a breath or blood test; however the officer may have you perform a number of other sobriety tests. Most officers also have the ability to video record your actions. They can use any and all of this against you in court. You also have the right to a lawyer. When you come to an experienced criminal defense attorney such as me, you can trust that you have a relentless advocate fighting for you.

Work with a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Dallas

At the Law Office of John M. Helms, I have more than 20 years of experience and have successfully handled hundreds of cases. I have an advantage in many cases because I previously served as a federal prosecutor. I understand and can predict what your prosecutor’s strategy might be. When you come to me for legal aid, I can give your case the personal attention it deserves and fight to protect your rights.

Contact my firm today for the aggressive representation you deserve!