Dallas DWI Defense Attorneys
A DWI Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Life
If you’ve been pulled over for driving while intoxicated, realize that the punishments for DWI in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are severe. Even for a first offense you can be sent to jail for up to 180 days, fined up to $2,000, and your license may be suspended for between three months and one year. In addition, you may be required to have an ignition interlock fitted to your vehicle.
If you are charged with DWI, our Dallas DWI defense lawyers at Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC can fight for you. With more than 40 years of combined experience, we know the steps to take to clear your name and can argue against the often subjective evidence collected by law enforcement officials. We are dedicated to helping you either reduce your potential penalties or get your case dismissed altogether.
Call Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC right away at (214) 855-7771 if you are facing a DWI charge. Act now!
Evidence in DWI Charges
You can be charged with DWI based on two different measures of impairment. The first is if a measurement of your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at 0.08 percent or higher, and the second is if an officer determines that you have lost use of your normal physical or mental faculties from alcohol or drug intoxication.
Many people believe that there is no defense in the case of a blood test. However, our Dallas DWI defense attorneys know that there are many ways that a blood test can produce false results if procedure is not properly followed. One of our key strategies is to investigate whether the correct procedures were carried out, or whether there is room for doubt.
There are actually more possibilities of error with a blood test than with a breath test, because there are a lot more steps in the chain of collecting, storing, and analyzing the sample, and reporting the results. Our experienced legal team knows these procedures and exactly what to look for in your DWI case.
The following are some errors frequently made in collecting and analyzing blood samples:
- Improper cleaning of blood analysis equipment, leaving behind traces of old samples which could affect your results
- Other maintenance issues resulting in the equipment not being calibrated correctly to give accurate results
- Lab technicians not fully trained on procedures
- Mishandling of the sample itself
In some cases, it has even been proven that lab technicians have falsified results. Even if you were given a breath test, there are still things which may not have been carried out correctly and which can be challenged by a lawyer, such as improper calibration, failure to observe you for 15 minutes before administering the breath test, or inadequate training to administer such a test.
Dallas DWI Lawyers with Experience
There are many ways to defend someone charged with DWI, you must take action quickly. If you have been charged with DWI, do not waste a second. Contact us immediately to get started on your case.
It is worth noting that both of our Dallas DWI attorneys have been prosecutors, so are completely familiar with both sides of the law. This gives us insight into the methods used by law enforcement and the prosecution and gives you an advantage in your case.
Call Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC at (214) 855-7771 now.