Sugar Land DWI Lawyer
Defense for Drunk Driving Charges
An arrest and conviction for DWI can have serious consequences for years to come. In the state of Texas, a DWI conviction on your criminal record could prevent you from driving commercial vehicles, lose security clearance in government installations, substantially raise your insurance rates, and result in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license. Additionally, depending on the circumstances of your arrest and your driving record, a DWI conviction could result in jail time, expensive fines, and hours of community service. At the León Law Firm, P.C., we pursue alternatives to the loss of your license, jail time, and a permanent criminal conviction on your record. While each case is different, Mr. León can often negotiate a reduction in charges or sentencing while taking steps to ensure our clients retain their driving privileges.
If you've been arrested for DWI or DUI, contact a Sugar Land DWI defense attorney at our offices. We provide free, confidential consultations and can discuss what we can do to help you. Our firm is dedicated to providing the hard-hitting criminal defense representation that is necessary in the face of charges of this kind.
Why can't I just plead guilty and be done with It?
If you plead guilty not only will you have a permanent conviction on your criminal record, you will likely be sentenced to some amount of time in jail. Since most employers have a zero-tolerance policy towards criminal offenses and drug and alcohol abuse, you could lose your job from your conviction alone; if not, your employer may not be particularly understanding when you tell him or her you need to take a few weeks of vacation to spend time in jail. Additionally, if you plead "guilty," not only will you pay an increased insurance rate you will likely have to pay $1,000 every year to renew your license with the State of Texas.
I Wasn't Drunk - The Breathalyzer was Simply Wrong
Breathalyzers are like any piece of machinery or equipment - they must be regularly serviced and maintained. If there are good reasons to doubt the accuracy of breathalyzer results, Mr. Leon subpoena's the maintenance records of the machine used in your arrest. We determine if it was calibrated correctly and in good working order. If a blood test was involved, we ask for a sample to test at an independent lab and meticulously review how it was conducted to see if proper procedures were followed.
The Cop was Way Out of Line - I Don't Know Why I was Pulled Over
In order to pull someone over, the police must have "reasonable suspicion" that a law is being broken. Additionally, a field sobriety test must be administered according to certain specific requirements. While most policemen perform their job with integrity and professionalism, not all police officers make sound judgment or adhere to proper protocols. Your attorney can carefully review dashboard video footage, eyewitness testimony, and other factors to determine if your constitutional rights were violated, justifying a dismissal of the charges against you.
DWI Defense Attorney in Sugar Land
Our firm has extensive experience defending those charged with DWI. If you have recently been arrested and charged with drunk driving, contact a Sugar Land DWI Attorney and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you.