I have helped numerous clients over the years who have been arrested for
DWI, also known as Driving While Intoxicated. Most of my DWI clients are
first time offenders who are not familiar with the entire criminal justice
system in Texas. Almost every single client clenches their throat during
our initial meeting when I explain to them Texas DWI laws. In the State
of Texas, if you plead guilty to any DWI charge, even if you have never
been arrested before in your entire life, then you will have a criminal
conviction for DWI on your criminal background for the rest of your life.
YES YOU READ THIS RIGHT.
In the State of Texas, you can plead guilty to a murder charge and obtain
what is called deferred adjudication probation, and eventually you can
apply to the Court years later to get your criminal record sealed. However,
in Texas, deferred adjudication probation is not permitted on any DWI charge.
What this means is you really have nothing to lose by taking a chance and
trying your DWI case to a jury or a judge. Many things can happen during
a trial that you could greatly benefit from. Many times, the prosecutor’s
witnesses make mistakes, do not show up, or something else may happen
and what initially seemed like damning evidence against you, is now diminished
or sometimes even thrown out by the Court.
If you have been arrested for DWI here in Texas, then you need to immediately
contact an experienced criminal defense trial attorney who will prepare
the case from the beginning as if it is going to trial to put pressure
on the prosecutor all the way through the time of trial. Attorney Scott
Edgett has personally tried more 250 judge and jury criminal trials and
has obtained more than 150 not guilty verdicts/acquittals. In addition,
he has obtained more than 1100 criminal case dismissals.
Please feel free to contact Attorney Scott Edgett at The Edgett Law Firm,
P.C. in Plano, Texas at 972-635-4224, for a free personalized consultation
or in the alternative please feel free to visit our website
www.EdgettLawFirm.com. Bad things happen to good people!