Allen DWI Defense Lawyers
Let 40+ Years of DWI Experience Fight for You
With Allen being located in Collin County, it’s one of the worst places to get a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). This may be due, in part, to the well-known national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is located immediately north of Allen, in McKinney.
The influence of MADD can’t be overstated, as the group has successfully pushed for over 1,000 new laws at both the local and national levels since its inception. If you are facing DWI charges in Allen, it is essential you hire our Allen DWI defense attorneys at Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC to protect your rights and future.
Call (214) 855-7771 to learn about your legal options when you schedule a free consultation today.
How We Can Help
Your legal counsel may find issues to lessen the effects of your DWI, starting with your stop by the officer in Allen. Typically, that happens due to an observed minor violation, such as speeding or not staying in your lane of traffic. Your responses to the officer can be used against you, so you should keep it simple and ask if you are being investigated for a crime.
You will likely be required to take a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), which consists of three tests to determine whether you have any degree of impairment. Many DWI arrests are videotaped, and your attorney will receive these recordings.
If you are arrested, you will undergo additional tests at the jail in the “Intoxilyzer Room” before you are booked. Once you post bond and are released, you’ll need to request an Administrative Hearing in order to avoid the automatic suspension of your license.
After the hearing, you should immediately find an attorney with experience fighting DWIs in Collin County and Allen. You need strong representation to avoid long-lasting consequences!
Texas DWI Penalties
If convicted for a DWI in Allen, you face up to 180 days in jail as well as a fine of up to $2,000; and your driver’s license could be suspended as long as a year. If your license isn’t suspended, you’ll receive an annual fine for three years.
Additional and more severe punishments can also occur when:
- You have an open container in the vehicle
- You have multiple offenses
- You commit a felony, by either having a child in the car or by causing an accident that involved serious injury or death
Allen is serious about DWI penalties – so make sure you have a serious attorney in your corner!
Ready to Protect Your Freedom Today
If you have been charged with DWI, do not waste a second. It is worth noting that the Allen DWI lawyers at Hernandez and Baggett have been prosecutors, so are completely familiar with both sides of the law.
Contact us today for more information about our experienced legal services.