Protecting Your Rights after a DWI in Texas
Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DWI in Moore County
The State of Texas has been known to have some of the harshest DWI penalties in the country which is why it is important that you retain an attorney that can provide you with superior legal representation and increase your chances of avoiding severe punishments. Moore County DWI attorney Jarrett Johnston has been representing clients charged with DWI for years with many successful outcomes and resolutions. His experience in DWI law coupled with his aggressive representation and skills have made him the go-to attorney in drunk driving offenses in Moore County.
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- Discuss your charges with an experienced Texas DWI attorney
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- Jarrett Johnston has long-term experience in DWI defense
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Drivers in Texas with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher will be charged with DWI, also known as Driving While Intoxicated. Officers use a series of blood and breath tests as well as Field Sobriety Tests to determine impairment. Due to the state’s Implied Consent law, should you refuse to submit a blood or breath test, your license can be automatically suspended. It is important to remember that just because you are arrested for DWI, you are not automatically guilty and should not make any statement of guilt before speaking with a Moore County DWI attorney.
The consequences of a DWI conviction can be devastating. A DWI conviction could lead to probation, suspension of driver’s license, large fines and time spent in jail. Most people do not realize that having a DWI on their criminal record can lead to difficulties securing employment, loans and housing. Jarrett Johnston knows what is at stake and works around the clock for all his clients in pursuit of lessened or dismissed charges.
Moore County DWI Penalties and Administrative Hearing
- A first time DWI conviction can cost you up to $2,000 in fines and up to 6 months in jail. Your driver’s license can also be suspended for up to 1 year. Texas law also requires that you to serve between 24 and 100 hours of community service.
- A second DWI conviction can result in a fine of up to $4,000, a minimum jail sentence of 72 hours or a maximum sentence of 1 year and suspension of your driver’s license for no less than 180 days and no more than 2 years.
- The third DWI conviction is considered a third degree felony and carries a fine of up to $10,000. You could also spend a minimum of 2 years in jail. Drivers with a third DWI conviction are considered to have a significant alcohol problem and must participate in rehabilitative treatment such as the Substance Abuse Felony Probation program, if jail is to be avoided.
You may also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle as a condition of probation. These devices are user friendly and require a breath sample containing no traces of alcohol before the vehicle will start. The initial installation and maintenance of these devices can be very costly and will be at the violator’s’ expense. Also, depending on the type of DWI incident and any aggravating factors in your case, the penalties could be enhanced resulting in larger fines, extended suspension periods and longer jail sentences. The seriousness of these penalties warrants a knowledgeable and experienced Moore County DWI attorney that can protect your rights and exploit the prosecutions weaknesses.
In addition to the case determining whether or not you are actually guilty of DWI, there is another type of case to determine whether or not your driver’s license should be suspended. This is known as the ALR hearing. It is conducted by an Administrative Law Judge, employed by the Department of Public Safety. Having a qualified Moore County DWI attorney like Jarrett Johnston to assist you with complex paperwork and deadlines can greatly increase your chances of a successful appeal. He can help you during the hearing to possibly attain a restricted license, which would allow you to drive to and from work or school.
Moore County DWI Lawyer Jarrett Johnston
Jarrett Johnston has an in depth knowledge of DWI law that sets him apart from many other DWI attorneys in the State. He is well versed in the science involved in DWI cases and knows that the blood and breath tests used can be poorly administered which has been known to result in false positives.
He also knows that several factors out of your control can interfere with the accuracy of field sobriety tests such as poor instruction, extreme weather and bad lighting. He leaves no stone unturned while providing an effective defense, building on your cases strengths and seeking only the best possible outcome.
Moore County DWI attorney Jarrett Johnston graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in 2004 where he obtained his Juris Doctor. He is aware of how complex a drunk driving case can become, and is dedicated to providing his clients accused of DWI with the strongest possible legal representation. He believes in your right to challenge the case being brought against you, and will proudly defend you as the case unfolds.
Jarrett Johnston offers a Free Consultation!
If you have been charged with DWI, take the first positive step forward by contacting Moore County DWI attorney Jarrett Johnston for a free consultation now! He is eager to earn your trust and respect by providing top-tier legal representation. Do not wait another minute and call him now at (806) 318-9131.
"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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