How can Randall B. Isenberg help my DWI case?
Drunk driving charges differ by county, the specifics of the situation, and the past record of the accused. Since a DWI conviction cannot be expunged, the ideal outcome for someone arrested for DWI is to either defeat the charge or, where that is not possible, to negotiate and plea to a lesser charge.
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg has built a strong reputation at both hearings and trials, and we are accustomed to creating opportunities for compromise. When we work with clients who have been arrested for drunk driving, we explore all the following to build the best defense and to get the best possible results:
Exploring DWI Defenses: There are various ways to approach a DWI case. As a former prosecutor and former trial judge, Isenberg knows how the system works and what strategies are most effective for DWI cases. One of the first things we investigate is whether the officer had reasonable suspicion to pull your car over or had probable cause to make the arrest. Without probable cause, the case likely will not stand.
We also look for the failure to conduct breath and blood tests in accordance with Texas and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards. If we show that the field test did not comply with NHTSA standards, the evidence will be invalid. From weak toxicology evidence to video evidence at odds with police reports or testimony, our firm will work to uncover any holes in the State’s case and use it to build a strong defense.
Seeking Reduction of Charges: In cases where a dismissal is not possible, we might be able to convince the prosecutor to reduce a DWI charge to a non-alcohol offense, such as obstruction of a roadway. If we can plea to a non-alcohol offense, you could receive deferred adjudication. This is a far better outcome than a conviction because we can eventually petition the court for nondisclosure of the record.
Protecting Your Driving Privileges: Driving is essential for work, school, and other vital responsibilities. If you are eligible, we can try to help you preserve your right to drive. We will petition the court on your behalf for an occupational license, which will allow you to drive to school, work, and for other essential household needs.
Capitalizing on ALR Hearings: After a DWI arrest, you have 15 days to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing. We will use the ALR hearing to perform discovery, gather important details about the case, and commit the arresting officer to a story that may not hold up at trial.
This tactic is especially effective with blood alcohol content (BAC) tests and refusal cases. We can use any evidence we obtain at ALR hearings to bolster your defense at the DWI trial.