If you’ve been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Denton County, you may be facing heavy fines, the loss of your license, and mandatory jail time. You need an attorney with practical training and hands on experience in representing clients before the Denton criminal courts. At the Wheeler Law Office, our lead attorney is a former Denton County prosecutor who has tried over 50 cases before a jury, and is familiar with the various tactics and strategies the Denton County District Attorney’s Office uses to seek a conviction. A DWI conviction-whether it’s your first one, or you have prior convictions-has the potential to seriously impact your life and livelihood for years after you’ve been convicted. Don’t trust your defense to just anyone.
DWI In Denton County
In Denton County, as well as other counties throughout Texas, if you are pulled over by police and the officer suspects you’ve been drinking, you will be asked to give a breath or blood sample, in order to determine your alcohol content level. If you refuse, your license may be automatically suspended for a period of 180 days. If you take the test, and your breath or blood alcohol concentration level is .08 or higher, you will be charged with Driving While Intoxicated. You will be arrested and booked, and the arresting officer will take your driver’s license, issue a temporary permit, and provide notice of your right to request a hearing.
It is at this point that you need a qualified, experienced DWI defense attorney to handle your case. Once you have been charged with DWI in Denton County , you will have 15 days in which to request a hearing on your suspension-after the 15 day period is up, you’re likelihood of being able to request a hearing is slim. Once the hearing has been requested, it can take as long as 90 days to 6 months to get your DWI heard, and during this time your lawyer can be busy working on your case. An experienced Denton DWI attorney will spend this time reviewing the circumstances of your case, which may involve talking with the arresting officer and any potential witnesses, reviewing the results of your breath or blood alcohol concentration test, and planning your defense strategy.
Your Best Denton DWI Defense Begins Immediately
If you’ve been charged with DWI, your defense needs to begin immediately. Don’t let valuable time go by contact the Wheeler Law Office right away. Our attorney has the experience and know-how necessary to provide you the legal defense you deserve, at a price you can afford. Our office offers a free, initial consultation where we will review your case and answer your questions, as well as flat fee pricing, and payment plans for any budget. Call us today at (940)-465-3178. Our office is available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t wait to get your DWI defense started and risk missing important dates-call the Wheeler Law Office today.