Denton Based DWI/DUI Defense
Did you know that form the date of your DWI arrest, there are only 15 days in which you can request an administrative hearing for your driver’s license? Do you know what happens if you do not request such a hearing? Your license is automatically suspended. And that’s just the FIRST thing that happens when you face DWI or DUI charges in Denton, Texas or the surround area.
A DWI conviction can come with steep penalties: driver’s license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines and jail time – even for first-time offenders. A first DWI offense can carry a 12-month jail sentence. Individuals facing driving while intoxicated charges need an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Even if it’s your first offense, a DUI/DWI conviction in the state of Texas can land you in jail for up to 180 days. If there is a minor in the car, that jail time can go up to two years! Then there are fines. For a first offense you can pay up to $2000 in fines, but again, the penalties are much worse if a child is in the car. When a child is present, your fines can be as high as $10,000.
Our Partners Have Handled Numerous DWI/DUI Cases
At Paine & Nolter, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience assisting Denton, Texas, individuals with DWI charges for many decades. In fact, many of our clients have received outright dismissals, not guilty verdicts and reductions in charges. Here is a list of just a few of the types of DWI cases we have helped our clients with:
- DWI with a child passenger
- DWI Expert Witnesses
- Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)
- Driving While Intoxicated Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs
- Driving While Intoxicated Under the Influence of Illegal Drugs
- Driving While Intoxicated Under the Influence of Alcohol
- DWI Breath Test Cases
- Field Sobriety Tests
- Felony and Misdemeanor DWI Charges
- Public Intoxication
- DWI Accidents, including those where someone was hurt or killed
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- DWI Blood Warrant Test Cases
- Occupational Driver’s License
It doesn’t matter whether you had roadside test administered, if you refused them, if you were given breath or blood tests, our DWI attorneys are experienced and will know the best way to defend you. There are many possible defenses against different types of tests and how they are administered. If you feel the administering of your tests hurt your case, we can help!
Each of our lawyers have learned the intricate areas of field sobriety testing to determine if improper procedures were utilized by police officers.
Prior to defending individuals in private practice, our partners were former Prosecutors. Attorney Henry Paine started out as an Assistant District Attorney in Brazos County, Texas, and then was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
We have the knowledge needed to assess the legal nature of your arrest and the charges involved.
We Offer Free Consultations, Evening And Weekend Appointments
We just cannot stress enough how little time you have to do everything you need to do to protect your rights if facing one of these charges in Texas. Your time is extremely limited, so if you are facing a DUI/DWI charge – even if you are a juvenile – contact us immediately at 940-382-4200 to speak with a DWI defense attorney. You have just 15 days of total time to challenge your driver’s license suspension.
We offer free consultations. Evening and weekend appointments may be available upon request.