Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
Austin / Central Texas
When you have been arrested for a criminal offense such as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) you need an attorney with extensive expertise.
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David B. Frank
Attorney At Law
The Penthouse Condominiums
Street, Suite 103
Austin, Texas 78701
DWI Defense Lawyer
|"Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization"
Driving While Intoxicated DWI / DUI / Drunk
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR DWI OR DUI IN TEXAS
FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED - DWI
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE MANY QUESTIONS....
How will this arrest affect my job and how will this look to my family and
Did I do the right thing by refusing the breath test? Should I have refused all
the tests or asked for a blood test?
How do I look on the video?
I told the officer I had four drinks. Does that mean I was intoxicated?
What is an Administrative License Revocation Hearing?
Did the officer have the right to pull me over?
Am I going to lose my driver's license, I need to drive to work?
What is an Occupational Driver's License?
Am I going to have to pay DWI Surcharges?
The officer seemed like he wanted to arrest me from the beginning and he didn't
read me my rights?
What does probation mean? Am I eligible?
If I take this case to trial what are my chances of winning?
These are excellent questions to discuss with a lawyer. Each case is
different and a lawyer will look at the specific facts of your case to make an
assessment. In Texas, a person commits the offense of Driving While Intoxicated
if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.
The term "intoxicated" is defined as not having the normal use of your mental or
physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol or any other
substance into your body or having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. A
first time offense is a class B misdemeanor. Harsher penalties are provided for
repeat offenders or drivers with children in the vehicle at the time of the
The first thing you should know is that a skilled criminal defense lawyer can
help you get through this process and answer your questions. If you are anxious
because you have never been through anything like this before, just know that
your anxiety is normal. DWI is a serious crime and you are going to need the
advice of a lawyer who can help move your case in the right direction. The first
step in the process is hiring the right lawyer.
You need to know your rights and how to exercise those rights. You may choose to
position your case by challenging the officer during a pre-trial hearing. Your
lawyer will want to discover the officer's reasons for stopping your car. The
officer needs a reasonable suspicion to stop you before anything further takes
place. If the officer did not make a valid stop, the evidence against you may be
suppressed. Similarly, care must be given to any statements you or the officer
may have made to see if these statements might be subject to exclusion. DWI is a
crime of opinion. When the officer does not have a reasonable belief that you
were intoxicated, the court could terminate the case at a pre-trial hearing.
Your defense lawyer needs to examine the officer's conduct to ensure that your
rights are protected.
More DWI cases go to trial than just about any other type of criminal case. The
reason for this is that the police are often mistaken in their observations of
signs of intoxication. Their job is to make quick decisions on the side of the
road. These decisions can be reviewed by a judge or jury. A police officer's
mistaken belief that you are intoxicated does not mean you are guilty. You have
the right to question the officer's arrest and you are frequently better off
challenging the arrest than agreeing to a prosecutor's plea bargain.
By retaining an attorney today, you will be aware of your rights! Police
reports, breath test results, and video tape will be reviewed in an effort to
uncover possible defenses that you may not be aware of.
Austin / Central Texas
Criminal Defense Attorney
"Board Certified - Criminal Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization"
NHTSA Certified Standard Field Sobriety Test Practitioner
David Frank - Attorney At Law
|David Frank Criminal DWI Criminal Defense Trial Attorney in Austin, Texas handling Drunk Driving (DWI) and Driving
Under The Influence (DUI) in the state of Texas. Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County and Bastrop County. Austin, Georgetown, Manor, Round Rock,
Cedar Park, San Marcos, Bastrop, Central Texas areas.