First things first: If you or someone you know has just been arrested for DWI in Houston, please call us at 832-209-2297. We want to get started as soon as possible on the defense. Ayson Law Firm is here to protect your license, defend you from criminal charges, and explain your situation. We offer free consultations. For advice, call us. For more information, please continue reading.
Driving while intoxicated is a common criminal offense in Texas. In general terms, a DWI is when people drive under the influence of any intoxicant: prescriptions, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medication, marijuana, or alcohol, for example.
A DWI conviction can be extremely disruptive. If convicted, you could face:
If you are not convicted yet, you need an attorney. There is no such thing as a minor crime. A record could create problems with employment, professional licenses, loans, housing, education, and immigration status. As experienced Houston DWI lawyers, we take an aggressive approach to DWI defense. You need a strategy tailored to your specific situation, for example:
In some cases, arresting officers might give you a notice of suspension. You can drive for 40 days using this document before the suspension kicks in. Alternatively, the state could immediately suspend your license if:
You could prevent the automatic suspension by requesting an Administrative License Revocation hearing. This ALR hearing should delay your suspension — even if you are convicted of DWI — and might give you an opportunity to challenge. The ALR hearing is a civil matter, and your DWI is a criminal one. A DWI attorney from Ayson Law Firm can help you navigate the ALR hearing process while also battling your criminal charges.
State lawmakers have taken a hard line against DWI. Here are the maximum penalties.
Third offenses are even more serious — one reason to fight aggressively against developing any marks on your record. The penalties are:
Call us as soon as possible after the arrest. You have only a matter of days to begin the process and get the best possible outcome — but it is never too late to get a professional opinion. Call us at 832-209-2297 now.
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