DWI / DUI

Your Corpus Christi DWI / DUI Defense Attorney

You had a beer after work with friends, a glass of wine with dinner, or a mixed drink at a bar and were stopped and arrested on the way home for DWI.  You remember the sign you saw while on the highway that stated, “You drink, you drive, you go to jail”.  You did drink and you did drive, so you might as well plead guilty…right?  WRONG!

 

It is not illegal to drink and drive.  It is illegal to drive when you are intoxicated and your operation of a motor vehicle was impaired by the consumption of alcohol.  You need a qualified, aggressive attorney to look after your best interest.  A conviction for DWI can result in:

 

  • Jail time

  • Fines

  • Court costs

  • An Ignition Interlock installed on your car

  • Higher insurance rates

  • Suspension of your driver’s license

  • State Surcharges

  • A criminal record

 

This is why it is so important to have your case examined and evaluated by an experienced attorney.  The first thing to examine is why you were stopped.  An improper stop can result in the evidence being thrown out before a trial ever begins.  If you do go to trial, the field sobriety test and breath test are not conclusive proof against you.  Police officers must be properly trained on how to administer field sobriety tests as well as how to interpret the results.  The officer that administered your breath test must be qualified to do so, must follow particular procedures, and must be using equipment that is properly tested.  The State must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

(361) 866-7333

 

Rick Dodson, Attorney and Counselor at Law provides experienced advice and representation to clients in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas, including Nueces, Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties.

Rick Dodson

Attorney and Counselor at Law, PLLC

405 N. Tancahua

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Phone: (361) 866-7333

Fax: (361) 866-7330

email: rick@rickdodsonlaw.com

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