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In most Texas DWI cases, there are 3 pieces of evidence open to one
interpretation of the law, include breath test/chemical tests were the regulations followed?
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Texas Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys
The 10 biggest mistakes most
people make after being arrested for a DWI in Texas . . . and how
to avoid them.
|1. Not taking
the matter seriously. This is a charge that will follow you
for the rest of your life, if you are convicted. The additional
insurance charges alone could cost you thousands of dollars.
2. Not hiring an attorney. The law is complex and you need
competent representation. You must raise the right defenses at the
right time or you will lose them. Facts will disappear, memories
fade and witnesses vanish. A winnable case can quickly become a
3. Hiring an attorney based on the amount of the fee alone.
The State of Texas has almost unlimited resources when it comes to
your case. You need to hire an attorney and pay a fee which will
allow him to put time and effort into your case to counter the
prosecution. Attorneys must earn enough in the time they spend on
your case in order to keep their doors open and make a living
wage. If you go too low, your attorney will not be able to put in
the time necessary to protect you. Look for a reasonable,
predictable fee, not the lowest.
4. Not complying with driver's license laws. You could lose
your right to drive.
5. Driving after your license has been taken away.
6. Not taking full advantage of your constitutional rights.
7. Taking the prosecutor's first offer. The first offer is
not a bargain, it's just to get rid of your case with the least
amount of work. Very few cases are dismissed or reduced to a
non-alcohol charge at this stage. You do not give the judge an
opportunity to rule on constitutional challenges. You give up your
right to raise these issues and make the State of Texas prove it's
8. Failing to appear in Court. The Court will issue a bench
warrant for your arrest and revoke any bond. The next time you are
stopped for a traffic infraction, you will be spending some time
in jail and posting a bond for your future appearances.
9. Talking to anyone but an attorney about your case.
Anything you say to them can be used against you.
10. Thinking that talking to numerous attorneys will help
you handle it on your own. You need to have an attorney go to
Court with you.
|Stephen L. Hamilton, P.C.
Attorney At Law
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Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone (806) 794-0DWI
Fax (888) 595-5578
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