Have you been charged with a DWI in Houston?
Have you considered what step to take next after your Driving While Intoxicated charge? You don't have much time before you have to take action. The 15 day rule puts a limit on the amount of time you have to file an
ALR hearing. This is why you should contact the best
Houston DWI lawyer from
The Martinez Law Firm. We are prepared to act quickly and efficiently when it comes to your charges so that you can get the best possible case results. When an officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving, they will likely administer a series of
field sobriety tests. If you fail these tests then you face penalties such as having your license revoked, fines and even jail time.
You likely want to avoid these types of consequences, which is exactly why you need strong defense from an attorney at our firm. Any breath or blood test that reads .08 percent or higher warrants the charge. When charged you must remember that you are not considered guilty yet. You can still obtain legal defense with the help of an attorney. You may even be charged with a misdemeanor if it is a first time offense and you blow a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content. It doesn't take much to warrant a charge, but it also doesn't take much to obtain the strong defense that you need to get these charges dropped or lessened. Whatever the particulars of your arrest, this firm is willing to work with you in order to come up with the best possible plan so that you get the case results you are looking for.
Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges
Our Houston DWI attorneys focus on
criminal defense, which means that our attention is concentrated on defending these types of issues.
Challenging evidence is something that our firm thrives on. We have many different strategies that we implement in order to combat
breath and blood test evidence to get our clients what they truly deserve. We also understand that no two drunk driving cases are alike, which is why we have equipped ourselves to handle
multiple DWI-related charges.
Drugs and driving is one area that we are prepared to help you with. Impaired driving also includes the use of both narcotics and you could have been charged in this way.
You may have been charged with driving with a suspended license, which also carries serious penalties that you want to avoid. Whether this is your
first time offense or this is a multiple charge for your,
Houston DWI lawyer Herman Martinez is willing to work with you in your particular situation. Driving While Intoxicated charges are typically misdemeanors but you very well could be facing a
felony charge. Felony applies to cases of
intoxication manslaughter and some instances of
offense with a child passenger. These carry with them more serious penalties but our firm is prepared to fight all the more aggressively on your behalf.
Understanding DWI Laws in Texas
Texas, like all other states, has unique regulations regarding intoxication charges. Drunk driving is outlawed under the Texas Penal Code §49.04. Under this section of the law, it is explains that a person is guilty of driving while intoxicated if they are found to be operating a motor vehicle in a public while intoxicated. This is generally considered to be a Class B misdemeanor, which can result in an immediate 72 hour confinement. If, however, the person was found to possess an open container at the time of the incident, they could be facing enhanced penalties for a Class B misdemeanor with six days of confinement. If the person was found to have BAC over 0.15 percent, they will be facing a Class A misdemeanor.
Under §49.045, Texas law states that any person who is found operating a vehicle while intoxicated and with a passenger who is younger than 15 years of age will be considered guilty of a state jail felony. This, however, is only the beginning of the laws regarding alcohol-related crimes. For example, should you be accused of committing an offense that causes serious bodily injury to another while operating vehicle while intoxicated, you will be criminally charged with intoxication assault under §49.07 of the Penal Code; this commonly tried as a third degree felony. If someone dies during the commission of a DWI, it is considered intoxication manslaughter under §49.08 of Texas law and is tried as a second degree felony.
Regardless of the exact charges that you find yourself facing, it is extremely important that you get professional legal representation to help protect your rights. At The
Martinez Law Firm, we are well-versed in all aspects of criminal law and have what it takes to help defend your rights – from simple first time charges to felony charges of intoxication manslaughter. Our firm will be able to step up and fight for your rights in all aspects of your case. When you obtain the help of our attorneys, you will have the expertise needed to obtain things like an
occupational driver's license, which can allow you to drive despite your suspension.
Contact top rated Houston DWI attorney Herman Martinez for help today!
You don't have to go through the legal process alone. A skilled Houston DWI lawyer from The Martinez Law Firm is ready and waiting to help you combat your charges. Our case results speak for themselves, but we would like to speak with you personally as well. Time after time, we are able to help our clients get their charges even lessened or dropped completely. No one wants to face the penalties of a DWI if they deserve otherwise. Our firm exists to help the charged get justice. Everyone is entitled to legal help, including you. No matter what the particulars of your offense charge, our firm has experience in handling many types of cases. Nothing will catch us by surprise- we are always prepared.
You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting our legal team. We would like to evaluate your case and see what we can do for you. In Houston, far too many people are convicted of driving under the influence of the alcohol simply because they did not have the legal representation that they could have had. The Martinez Law Firm is known in the Houston area for their high quality and legal professionalism. If you want to deal with an experienced
Houston DWI attorney Herman Martinez who is ready to fight for you while simultaneously caring for you as an individual, then
contact us today. No DWI charge is too small or too large to get high quality legal help, which is why we would like to encourage you to speak with us today.