What To Do After A DUI/DWI Arrest: Take Action To Protect Your License, Your Reputation And Your Record

A DUI/DWI arrest is a true legal emergency with wide-ranging implications. Most people worry first about the possibility of losing their driver's licenses. This is a valid concern, considering that:

  • You have just 15 days after an arrest to appeal the loss of your driving privileges
  • The administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing must take place within 40 days after you were arrested
  • If you have a previous DUI conviction, even from long ago, another conviction can result in very serious consequences.

So What Should You Do Now That You Have Been Arrested?

After an arrest for drinking and driving in Texas, the first thing to do is the most important: pursue quality legal counsel without delay. Regardless of whether you breathed into a Breathalyzer and how well you performed in roadside sobriety tests, you have urgent issues to resolve, including:

  • Getting out of jail or staying out of jail
  • Preserving or restoring your driving privileges
  • Eliminating or reducing fines and penalties
  • Preventing a conviction and a resulting criminal record

DUI/DWI charges have both administrative law and criminal law implications. The pathway to an effective defense after a DUI/DWI arrest can be confusing for someone charged with drunk driving. If it has happened to you, rest assured attorney Michael J. Crawford can help you through all aspects of your case. He is committed to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome in your case.

What Can A Lawyer Do For Your?

As your DWI defense attorney, Mr. Crawford can help:

Assess your legal situation

Attorney Michael J. Crawford is an experienced DUI/DWI Defense lawyer, and he can help you understand what you are up against, and the fines you may be required to pay. Attorney Crawford devotes a large amount of time in his criminal law practice to DUI/DWI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender or court appointed attorney may not tell you. DUI/DWI is a fluid area of the law and a public defender or court-appointed attorney just does not generally have the qualities necessary to combat an aggressive states attorney. Hire attorney Michael J. Crawford today.

Explain the consequences

The consequences of a DUI/DWI are huge in Texas and attorney Michael J. Crawford will be able to explain how those consequences may apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI, (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of courts and Texas' Motor Vehicle Licensing Department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work. Attorney Crawford can get you through a DUI or DWI and allow you to get on with your life, putting this legal challenge behind you.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time-consuming. Attorney Michael J. Crawford will manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Suspension Hearing (ALR), and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

Attorney Michael J. Crawford will represent you before a judge and jury as needed, applying his knowledge of the ins and outs of the courtroom. Attorney Crawford is an excellent trial lawyer named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the United States by The National Trial Lawyers in 2014. He is committed to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome in your case.

Schedule A Consultation As Soon As Possible After A DUI/DWI Arrest In Texas

From law offices in Corsicana, TX, The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford is available to help you wherever you are throughout the area. Email the law firm, or call 903-229-4619 to get a plan for your defense underway. Se habla español.