Protecting Your Rights after a DWI in Texas
Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DWI in Hutchinson County
Jarrett Johnston, Attorney at Law, offers exceptional DWI defense to those accused of drunk driving in Hutchinson County. Jarrett Johnston is an experienced and knowledgeable Hutchinson County DWI lawyer who protects the rights of his clients and works hard to have their charges dismissed or reduced as much as possible. A DWI conviction in Texas has serious consequences. Texas’ penalties are some of the toughest in the nation, and can include thousands of dollars in penalties for even a first offense. It is best to fight your DWI charges from the very beginning with an attorney who focuses on criminal law. By starting early on your case, you improve your chances of saving your driving privileges and your attorney may even discover evidence to have your charges completely dismissed.
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- Dedicated to defending the rights of those who have been charged with DUI
- Discuss your charges with an experienced Texas DWI attorney
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- Jarrett Johnston has long-term experience in DWI defense
- Free initial consultation to review your case
Jarrett Johnston, Borger DWI attorney, offers his clients a free initial consultation to discuss their case. Schedule your consultation now by calling (806) 318-9131 or you may fill out the consultation form found on this page.
You have only 15 days in Texas to contest the automatic suspension of your driver’s license after an arrest for DWI, so do not wait and call right away.
Your Driver’s License after a DWI Arrest
Most people who have been arrested for DWI do not know that there are essentially two cases that will be filed against you. The first case is the criminal case, which determines if you are guilty of DWI. There is a separate civil case which deals only with your privilege to drive.
This hearing is known as the ALR hearing and is managed by an Administrative Law Judge who will determine if the burden of proof against you is more probable than not rather than beyond a reasonable doubt. Without proper preparation, these hearings can be hard to win. You must schedule this hearing within 15 days of your arrest, or your license will be automatically suspended. Enlist the help of Hutchinson County DWI attorney, Jarrett Johnston, who can help you throughout this process.
It is also important to understand that if your license is suspended at the ALR hearing, but you are ultimately found not guilty of DWI at your criminal trial, your license can still remain in suspension. It is possible to obtain an occupational or restricted license. Jarrett Johnston can explain the requirements you will need to meet in order to qualify for this kind of license, and he can help you with the application process.
Problems with Breath Tests
Refusing to submit to a breath or blood test when you are pulled over for suspicion of DWI can result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license. If you did submit to a breath test and failed, your license will be suspended as well. However, many breathalyzers are not operated properly, calibrated properly, or maintained properly. It is possible to register an inaccurate result on a breathalyzer, and an attorney can check the machine’s record to investigate the accuracy of the machine used to obtain evidence.
Jarrett Johnston, Hutchinson County DWI Lawyer
Jarrett Johnston is a dedicated Hutchinson County DWI attorney. He is proud of his deep understanding of Texas DWI law, and will help guide you towards the best possible resolution of your case. It is his duty to navigate the often complex and bureaucratic system to ensure the best results for you in your case.
Jarrett Johnston obtained his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2004. He values his practice and enjoys serving his clients by providing the best defense possible against their DWI charges. For optimal criminal defense, call Borger DWI attorney Jarrett Johnston today.
Schedule your free initial consultation by calling (806) 318-9131 or by filling out the consultation form found on this page.
"Mr. Johnston was excellent. My son was charged with a DWI in Amarillo. Mr. Johnston spent a great amount of time with me, my husband and my son explaining the entire process. We were very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend him." - Sarah, a DWI client
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