Drunk driving charges can result in serious penalties in Texas. Even on a first offense, the potential consequences include heavy fines, loss of your driver's license, a jail sentence and probation. For those charged with aggravated DWI or those with prior drunk driving offenses, the penalties are more severe and the stakes even higher. In addition, a DWI conviction can result in your car insurance premiums going through the roof.
At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman we have a solid track record in defending drunk driving cases. Attorney Jed Silverman is not only an experienced DWI defense lawyer, he is certified to conduct breath tests and field sobriety tests - giving him knowledge that can be very useful in challenging this type of evidence in court.
There are a number of ways to fight DWI charges in the State of Texas. Field sobriety tests are often unreliable indicators of intoxication, because they fail to take into account factors like age and medical condition that can significantly affect a driver's ability to perform the tests. Breath and blood tests can be challenged if the test protocol was not strictly followed or if there is an issue as to the calibration of the equipment.
Our law firm has extensive experience not only in defending criminal drunk driving charges, but in representing clients in administrative hearings challengingdriver's license suspensions. In many cases, including test refusal cases, it is possible to obtain an occupational driver's license that will allow you to get to and from work or school.
If you have been charged with drunk driving in Texas you need an aggressive defense. To learn more about our DWI defense practice, contact us today.