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Frequently Asked Questions about Our Legal Services

What are the chances of beating my DWI Case?

It all depends on the facts of the case. The government must prove six different elements beyond a reasonable doubt for conviction:

  • That it was you
  • On a certain date
  • In a certain county
  • That you were operating the vehicle
  • In a public place
  • While you were intoxicated

Your chances of winning hinge on the government’s ability to prove the sixth element. The others are usually obvious. It all comes down to what evidence the government can use to prove you were, in fact, intoxicated. For example, can they show you were driving erratically or do they have DNA evidence (breath or blood test) that supports the theory of a blood alcohol level of .08 or above? These facts will determine your chance of winning. A good lawyer can increase your chance of winning dramatically because a good lawyer will fight for you.

The officer said I failed the field sobriety tests, does that mean I was intoxicated?

Not necessarily. While an officer’s belief that you failed his field test is enough to arrest you for DWI in Texas, it doesn’t mean you were actually intoxicated. The field sobriety tests used by officers are not perfect. The eye test is frequently improperly conducted. If the officer did not administer the test properly, the test is unreliable and can be excluded at trial. Balance tests are also sometimes unreliable because of the person’s weight, age, or possible injuries. A lawyer can propose these issues to a jury so your side is heard and you get a fair trial.

I blew a .08 or higher, does that mean I am guilty?

No, the Breathalyzer machines in Texas are outdated and not up to par with modern technology. You are not guilty just because you blew a .08 or higher. Your blood alcohol level has to be proven to be a .08 or higher when you were driving. There are other faults of these tests, and we can discuss your specific situation when you call us.

How much do your services cost?

Every case is different, so we cannot give one flat fee. Our rates are competitive to the industry. Call us for more specific information about pricing.

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1419 Franklin St.
Houston, TX 77002

(713) 714-1713

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