Houston DWI Defense Attorneys

Need Help with Your DWI? You Are at the Right Place. Experienced Houston DWI Defense Attorneys Will Get You Back in the Driver’s Seat.

If you feel like the hundreds of clients that called us before, you probably wonder what the process is to get the help you need. You may be hesitant talking to strangers about your legal problems. Guess what? You are not alone.

Our experienced DWI defense team understands how you feel. You made a mistake, got pulled over, and you are now wondering how this horrible experience could impact your job, your driver’s license, and your reputation. Oberheiden P.C. attorneys help clients in all types of DWI situations. No matter how hopeless you may think your case is, you may be surprised of what can be done to improve and mitigate and minimize your situation

The good news is, if you act and if you do the right thing, you can almost always control the outcome of your case. Houston DWI cases can be won and the mere fact that you got caught does not mean that you are “guilty” or should get something on your record.

What You Need to Know about Houston DWI Cases

In Houston, when someone fails a blood alcohol content (BAC) test, the most common misbelief is that this failed test means that you got caught and now need to plead guilty. That’s not the case! Experienced and dedicated Oberheiden P.C. lawyers know that a failed test is not the final termination and does not end the case analysis. The true question in a case of a failed BAC is whether there was probable cause. This strict rule applies in each DWI situation:

  • First Time DWI
  • DWI with Injury
  • Felony DWI
  • Multiple DWIs
  • Out-of-State DWI
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
  • Under 21 DWI

Houston police officers are required to establish probable cause before even administering the BAC test. Now the good news is that erratic driving or speeding, a driver’s distraction, and other bases of probable cause need to be objectively established—and documented. Just drifting a lane while unconcentrated is rarely enough to take law enforcement action against a citizen.

How Can Our Attorneys Help You?

In order to move you over the finish line of a DWI investigation in Houston, we consider every exonerating factor, whether hidden or obvious, from the police report, to the witnesses testifying for you, to your own assessment. We care about your side of the story because we know that you did not intend to harm anyone.

How Can I Fight DWI Charges?

At Oberheiden P.C., we use every tool and every proven strategy to keep your record clean—and for you to avoid jail time. We carefully and diligently examine your case, and we ask the tough questions: when you were pulled over, was there even probable cause to do so? If not, there is a good chance to file a motion to suppress making the entire stop and arrest invalid. You would be surprised how often the arresting officers rush to judgment when the law requires them to not interfere with your freedom unless there are clear indications that would render a stop legitimate. We speak with witnesses, like passengers in your car, other drivers, pedestrians; we look at security cameras, and we pay close attention to how the police officers approached you, what they told you, and what they did to secure an arrest.

We also question the validity of the breathalyzer test—in every single case! If you refused to take the breathalyzer test and were arrested or whether you failed the famous field sobriety test, think again if you believe that this means you have to declare yourself guilty. Oberheiden P.C. attorneys can give you plenty of examples how a strategic and effective defense can turn your situation around. Don’t give in, don’t give up, don’t take responsibility until you discuss your options with our team of DWI defense attorneys.

What Are the Penalties for DWI in Texas?

Texas law can be strict when it comes to safety and DWI. Driving under the influence whether it is due to alcohol or drugs is considered a big deal in a state known for its war on drugs and war on crime policies. Penalties may include:

  • Revocation of Your Driver’s License
  • Temporary Suspension of Your License
  • Fines
  • Possible Jail Time

Much of the outcome depends on the exact circumstances in your case. For example, a DWI that caused someone else to be severely injured or even to die, obviously, could trigger different consequences than a first time DWI offense with no car accidents and no one injured. Because of these important differences, you should consult with our attorneys to not get paranoid and anxious about going to jail when that is, in the vast majority of cases, not even a likely option. In general, Texas law determines DWI penalties as follows:

First DWI Offense Penalties in Texas

  • Fine of up to $2,000
  • Suspension of your driver’s license up to 1 year
  • Possible (although unlikely) jail time up to 180 days
  • Surcharge payments of up to $2,000 to keep your driver’s license for three years if convicted

First DWI with BAC over .15 Penalties in Texas

  • Fine of up to $4,000
  • Possible jail sentence of up to 1 year
  • Suspension of your driver’s license up to 1 year

Second DWI Offense Penalties in Texas

  • Fine of up to $4,000
  • Suspension of your driver’s license up to 2 years
  • Possible jail sentence of up to 1 year

Third DWI Offense Penalties in Texas

  • Possible felony conviction
  • Possible fine up to $10,000
  • Possible prison sentence of up to 10 years
  • Suspension of your driver’s license up to two years

DWI & Manslaughter (Intoxication Manslaughter)

  • Possible felony conviction
  • Possible fine up to $10,000
  • Possible prison sentence of up to life in prison
  • Suspension of your driver’s license of up to 2 years

Whether this is your first DWI, or you ran into the police before, don’t handle your situation yourself. You need attorneys you can trust, attorneys with the experience to achieve your goals. Call Oberheiden P.C. today. We are here to help.

What Are Our Goals of Representing You?

Our priority is clear: no conviction. We understand that your driver’s license, your education and your job are of critical importance to you. You don’t want to apply for a new position when the employer could easily find out about a DWI conviction by conducting a simple background check on you. We don’t want this to happen. That’s why our top goal is to get your case DISMISSED. No one should ever know or be able to find out about your misjudgment. We all make mistakes and we strongly believe that not every mistake should result in life-long consequences like a criminal record.

What Are the Biggest Mistakes?

Most DWI cases that end up in escalations between the government and the driver are the result of wrong defense strategies. Avoid the following mistakes: don’t delay your representation. Find an attorney immediately and start working together. The more time you wait, the more difficult it will be to interfere on your behalf. Don’t be passive, don’t get frustrated. Be proactive, a lot can be accomplished if you team up with proven defense counsel right away so that you don’t have to regret that last glass of alcohol you had before starting the engine of your case for the rest of your life.

Contact Experienced Houston DWI Attorneys Immediately!

Contact a Houston DWI lawyer from Oberheiden P.C. right away to learn about your rights and strategies to keep your driver’s license, your job, and your freedom. If you want to maintain a clean record or avoid unnecessary escalation of your case, call us now. We have the experience and the resources to protect your reputation. Let’s make sure together that a single mistake does not haunt you for the rest of your life.

We offer free and 100% confidential consultations. Don’t be shy, don’t hesitate, don’t let your defense options expire. We are here for you, right now!

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