What Should I Do After a Texas DWI Arrest?

Posted By Guerra & Farah, PLLC || 14-Jul-2015

You were out a dinner with a few friends and on the drive home, see the blue and red sirens of a police officer stopping your vehicle for going a few miles over the posted speed limit. You roll down your window, and when the officer asks if you have had anything to drink tonight, you mention that you had wine a few hours ago with your meal, but you have consumed water since then and feel fine. After asking you to step out of your vehicle, you perform a field sobriety test and a preliminary breath test, which finds your blood alcohol content just over the legal limit at .09%. The officer makes an arrest. After this frightening scenario, you may be wondering what your next steps should be. At Guerra & Farah, PLLC, our experienced defense attorneys have seen this scenario many times before. We explain what you should do after a DWI arrest to ensure the best possible outcome to your case.

Acting Quickly After An Arrest Matters

There is no legal defense better than an early defense. Taking steps as soon as possible creates the best outcome for your case. If you have been arrested, there are some steps you should take immediately.

  • Hire a DWI lawyer in your area that can handle your case. If you live in the El Paso, McAllen, or Houston areas, our firm can help!
  • Contact the Texas Department of Public Safety and request an Administrative License Revocation Hearing to fight for your license.
  • Begin the discovery process by taking photos of the scene of the arrest, writing down everything you can remember about the arrest and the surrounding circumstances, and get the testimony of any potential witnesses.
  • Consult with your attorney about your options moving forward.

A DWI is a big deal that can have a significant impact on your future. While you may think that all you have to deal with is a license suspension, the lasting effects of your DWI lasts at least 10 years and can result in jail time, fines, the loss of your occupational license, and so much more. With so much on the line, you cannot afford to be passive. With an aggressive criminal defense attorney at Guerra & Farah, PLLC, you can be sure that your case is in the hands of a team, that will not stop until you best possible outcome is obtained. Find out more by requesting a free case consultation!

Categories: Criminal Defense, DWI