In Texas, a DWI / DUI charge carries serious potential consequences. You face the possibility of fines, probation, community service and jail time. Your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked. Your insurance rates will likely skyrocket if you are convicted or plead guilty to these charges.
At Shook & Gunter, our defense attorneys have significant experience handling DWI defense cases for clients throughout Dallas and the surrounding region. As former prosecutors, we know how the prosecution approaches DWI cases. We know how to dismantle their cases to obtain favorable results for our clients.
Texas DWI Penalties
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Texas, it is important to consult with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. A conviction could affect your life in many ways. In addition to criminal penalties and driver’s license revocation, a permanent criminal record could keep you from finding employment and hamper other areas of your life.
Defense of Drunk Driving Charges in Texas
Breath tests and blood alcohol tests are commonly used to determine if an individual is driving while intoxicated. At the law office of Shook & Gunter, we are Dallas DWI attorneys who are familiar with ways in which to challenge the results of these tests. We are former prosecutors who understand both sides of a DWI case. We will use our knowledge and experience to help you seek the most favorable results possible in your case.
Challenging Common DWI Tests
Breath tests — It is important to determine if the results of a breath test are accurate. Errors in calibration or errors during the administration of a breath test can yield inaccurate results. Additionally, other factors may cause the results of a breath test to be inaccurate.
Blood alcohol tests — A blood test is generally the most accurate way to test blood alcohol. However, this test is not fool-proof. There may be options available to challenge the results of your test, especially if there is a discrepancy in analytics.
Did you take a field sobriety test during your traffic stop? Learn about ways in which we can help you challenge the results of these tests.
Experienced Drinking and Driving Defense Attorneys
The law firm of Shook & Gunter defends individuals who have been charged with DWI. If you were arrested for drunk driving, you may have been asked to perform one or several field sobriety tests. It is important to remember that even if you failed a field sobriety test, you may not be guilty of drunk driving. It is important to speak to an experienced Dallas DWI attorney as soon as possible following your arrest, to learn about your legal defense options.
Contact our Texas criminal defense law firm to learn how we can help you.
Challenging Field Sobriety Test Results
Common field sobriety tests include:
• Reciting the alphabet backward
Any number of conditions can cause an individual to perform poorly on a field sobriety tests: fatigue, poor lighting conditions, prescription drugs, nerves, etc. A law enforcement officer may attribute poor field sobriety test performance to intoxication, while something else entirely may be to blame.
If you have been charged with drunk driving in Texas, and you were asked to perform field sobriety tests during your traffic stop, you should speak to an attorney about the details of your case. We will take an objective look at the circumstances of your arrest and work to determine the strongest possible defense of DWI charges.
Was a breath test or blood alcohol test administered during your DWI arrest? We will be able to determine if you can challenge the results of these two common tests.