DWI/DUI Charges Defense
Houston DWI Attorneys :: The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp
A Houston DWI arrest can be extremely frightening as it is often the first encounter that a person will have with the criminal justice system. However, the state carries a heavy, complicated burden when trying to convict someone of this serious violation. At The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp, we will challenge your DWI and pick the state’s case apart piece by piece in order to protect your rights.
Texas DWI Defense Law Firm
The first piece of the DWI puzzle to deal with is the reason for the stop itself. If the officer did not have a legal reason to make contact with a driver, nothing else that happened after that is admissible. The most essential part of the state’s case is showing that you were impaired from drinking alcohol or consuming drugs and unable to safely operate a vehicle. It is not enough just to show that a driver was merely drinking while driving, as this is not unlawful unless the driver is under 21 years old. Our Houston DWI attorneys can successfully challenge the officer’s observations and field sobriety interpretations if they were not conducted properly. You may have also submitted to a state administered test of your blood, breath, or urine. We can effectively challenge whether it was the appropriate test, with proper equipment, and given by personnel who are trained correctly.
Many people who have been charged with a Houston DWI feel that their only option is to give up and take whatever plea agreement that the prosecutor offers in order to put the matter behind them. The fact is that failing to mount an aggressive defense against a DWI can result in penalties such as:
- Time in jail along with community service
- Loss of driving privileges
- Costly fines and raised insurance rates
- Repeated drug & alcohol testing and counseling
- Interlock devices installed on your vehicle
- A permanent criminal record
DWI Attorneys in Houston
When you enter a guilty plea for a DWI, the penalties are typically consistent with what is given if you are convicted at a trial. The only way to avoid these harsh consequences is to put up a vigorous defense. The experienced Houston criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp know what it takes to keep your reputation safe from a DWI conviction. Our Houston DWI lawyers are often successful at having charges reduced or even dismissed at trial. There is no way for us to promise a win, but we promise that you can’t win without a fight. Contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp today to get started on your DWI defense.