DWI Reduction Lawyer in Denton
For any DWI charges you face in Denton, you can expect to spend time behind bars upon conviction. You will also have to pay a substantial fine and lose your driver’s license for a year or more. You will also have a permanent criminal record that can impede your ability to get a job, hold a professional license, or rent an apartment.
A DWI reduction lawyer in Denton understands how to uncover potential errors in your case, and how to use those to negotiate with the prosecutor to have your charges reduced or dropped.
Attorney Randall B. Isenberg, of the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, has worked in the Texas criminal justice system for more than 30 years. He will put that experience to work for you. Call us at 214-696-9253 for a free consultation about your DWI charges.
Why Do I Need the Help of a Lawyer?
Depending on the nature of your charges and your existing criminal record, you could face as little as three days in jail and a $2,000 fine under state DWI penalties. If this is your third offense, you may be looking at 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
You will also have to pay court costs and fees, attend a mandatory alcohol safety course, and install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle you drive. You will lose your license for up to two years and, once your suspension is over, you must pay a surcharge of up to $2,000 per year for three years to reinstate your driving privileges.
You will also have a permanent criminal record, visible to anyone who runs a background check on you—including potential landlords, employers, and universities. Your record can also prohibit you from holding professional licensure.
Our attorneys will look for problems or errors in your case that could stand in the way of a conviction. Using that information, we can negotiate with the prosecutor to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.
What Legal Options Do I Have?
When you trust the legal team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we will start the process by analyzing the specific facts and evidence of your case. We will use this information to build the strongest possible defense on your behalf.
One of the most common options we have is getting drunk driving charges reduced to a lesser offense, such as reckless driving or obstruction of a passageway.
A reduction of DWI charges to reckless driving, which is sometimes called wet reckless, can potentially reduce your fine to $200 and a maximum of 30 days behind bars. Obstruction of a highway or passageway, a Class B misdemeanor in Texas, may also provide a palatable alternative for a prosecutor who doubts their ability to obtain a conviction on DWI charges.
In other cases, we can negotiate to have felony DWI charges reduced to a misdemeanor offense or to have aggravating circumstances dropped from your case.
For example, if you had a minor passenger in your car, or if you had an open container, the prosecutor may file enhanced charges. Upon conviction, you would face significantly harsher penalties. However, our legal team can potentially convince the prosecutor to drop these aggravating circumstances.
What Legal Strategies Will My Lawyer Use?
If police violated your legal rights or made errors at any point in the process, it may help your case. To determine if this occurred, our legal team will carefully analyze the evidence. Any potential problems or issues we find can serve as the basis for building your defense.
For example, we may argue that the police had no reasonable suspicion to believe you broke the law, which is necessary for them to stop your car. We may also argue that the police had no probable cause to arrest you or make you submit to chemical testing for blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
To establish probable cause, the police typically use field sobriety testing or a portable breath testing device. If the police failed to follow federal guidelines for field sobriety testing, we may successfully use this information to convince the prosecutor to reduce your charges.
Testing technicians must have completed specific training and certification, per state regulations. The police must also maintain and calibrate breath testing equipment according to the published guidelines. If our team can prove that the police failed to uphold any of these requirements, it could compromise the prosecution’s ability to convict you.
In some cases, a driver charged with DWI may have had confounding factors that led to a false positive BAC test. Certain types of food, drinks, medication, and oral hygiene products can cause a false positive test.
You can rest assured our legal team will proceed with the most effective option to have your charges dropped or reduced.
What If My Lawyer Cannot Get the Charges Dropped?
If the prosecutor will not reduce or dismiss the charges against you, our legal team will help you decide your best alternative. If that means going to court to make your case, we will mount the strongest possible defense.
Even if the police have a seemingly damning BAC test result, you should never assume that will lead to a conviction.
When you choose the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, you benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience. We understand how the system works and how the prosecution will attempt to build their case against you.
We also have an extensive network of resources we can put to work for you, including medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and more.
Meet With a DWI Reduction Lawyer in Denton Today.
Do not make any decisions or give any statements to the police until you understand your legal rights and how best to protect them.
To ensure that you understand the seriousness of your charges—and to get you answers to all of your questions—the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg would like to offer you a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Call us today 214-696-9253 to schedule your appointment with a DWI reduction attorney in Denton.