Fort Bend DWI Lawyer
Practice Areas: DWI Defense
The legal team at Greco & Associates, PC is prepared to aggressively defend cases of DWI throughout the Fort Bend area. Each case taken on is given the full attention and focus of the legal team in order to determine how to defend the case with the highest possibility of an acquittal. The firm has long experience in defending DWI cases of all types, and is prepared to fight vigorously for those who are facing any level of DWI offense, from a first time arrest through to the most serious of felony DWI charges. There are several aspects to a DWI charge and each part of the case must be addressed with skill and speed if it is hoped to avoid conviction and the loss of the right to drive. For more information, please see the links below:
The penalties for a DUI/DWI conviction can be severe. From having to spend time in jail to heavy fines to a loss of driving privileges, a conviction could have a life-altering effect on your future.
If you were accused of driving under the influence in Fort Bend, it is highly recommended that you are informed as to what the criminal process will be. From the arrest to the preliminary hearing to the trial, you could have a strong Fort Bend criminal lawyer on your side fighting for your rights.
ALR stands for administrative license revocation. After a DWI arrest, you will have to attend an ALR hearing in order to address the charges against you. This hearing must be requested within 15 days of your arrest or you will automatically lose your license.
Breath & Blood Tests
If you were pulled over for suspected DUI, the law enforcement officer may have asked you to take a breath test or a blood test. Under the implied consent laws, it is taken for granted that drivers will submit to chemical testing if they are pulled over.
Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence is not the only way to get a DUI. Boating under the influence is also an offense. If you had a BAC of 0.08% or above while operating a boat, you could be fined up to $2,000.
If you were accused of driving and you hold a commercial driver's license, you could be facing harsher penalties than those who do not. Not only that, but having a BAC of 0.04% rather than 0.08% is enough to get you convicted.
DWI & Drugs
Driving while intoxicated does not just refer to driving under the influence of alcohol. It always refers to driving under the influence of drugs. If you were accused of DWI involving drugs, the first step you should take is contact a skilled attorney.
DWI & License Suspension
One of the penalties for being accused or convicted of driving while intoxicated is that you could have your license suspended. Sometimes, an attorney is able to help them get their license back, but in other cases it is gone for years.
DWI with Injury
If you were involved in a car accident and another person was injured, you could be facing serious consequences, especially you were under the influence of alcohol at that time. However, your situation is not hopeless and an attorney could help you.
In many cases, driving while intoxicated is charged as a misdemeanor. However, it could also be charged as a felony if certain aggravating factors were present. For example, if injury or death was a result of a DWI accident.
Field Sobriety Tests
Field sobriety tests are used by law enforcement officers in order to determine whether or not a person is driving under the influence of alcohol. However, these tests are not always entirely accurate and can be refuted in court.
If you were asked to submit to a blood or breath test and you refused, you could have your license suspended under implied consent law. Although it is best to avoid this harsh penalty, you may have a better chance of getting your charges dropped if you do not have any hard evidence against you.
If you caused an accident or hit a pedestrian or cyclist while under the influence of alcohol, you could be facing harsh charges. If someone died as a result, you could be facing a intoxication manslaughter.
If you have been accused of been accused of DWI for a second, third, or fourth time, you could be facing enhanced penalties. Your charge could be updated from a misdemeanor offense to a felony offense as well.
Out of State DWI
If you were accused of DWI while visiting another state, it is imperative that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. You could be facing penalties both in your home state and in the state you committed the offense.
If you are under the age of 21 and were accused of driving under the influence, you need the help of a strong legal advocate. Not only could you be facing harsh penalties, but your reputation could be permanently damaged.
Violation of DWI Probation
After being convicted of driving while intoxicated, you could be put on DWI probation. If you violated any of the terms of this probation, you could be facing enhanced charges.
If you have been charged with any type of DUI conviction, please waste no time in contacting an attorney from Greco & Associates. With a former chief prosecutor on their team, they have the experience necessary to handle your case and could make all the difference in the outcome of your situation. They offer a free case evaluation so call their office as soon as possible. Contact a Fort Bend DWI Lawyer from the firm for high quality, aggressive defense in any type of DWI offense.