DWI

Driving While Intoxicated

DWI charges are very serious.  Even if it is your first charge for a DWI, the penalties could include jail time, suspended license, community service, treatment programs and fines.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, you need to contact the Law Office of Meredith Troberman.  Each case is different and an immediate review of your case is vital.  The Law Office of Meredith Troberman has a proven record of success in defense on DWI charges. 

Law enforcement in Austin is always on the alert and looking for any viable reason to stop drivers, especially during certain hours of the night.  If you give them any reason whatsoever, no matter how minor the infraction, you WILL be pulled over.  The Austin Police Department has an entire “task force” dedicated to nothing but the pursuit of intoxicated drivers and a large amount of funding is pumped into this initiative.  

In the State of Texas, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. "Intoxicated" means not having the normal use of your mental or physical faculties due to the introduction of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or any other substance into the body OR having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.  Once pulled over, a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests will be administered by a police officer to determine if IN HIS OPINION, you have lost the “normal” use of your mental or physical faculties.  Did you know that you will have already been arrested by the time you are even given the opportunity to provide breath or blood sample?  DWI is one of the few criminal offenses that is based solely on opinion of police officer in the field.  You are given the opportunity to further incriminate yourself by giving breath or blood after you are already in custody!  

 

Being arrested for DWI is the inception of a real legal problem for you.  Did you realize that in many cases DWI charges have been dismissed or reduced?  It is crucial that you contact the Law Office of Meredith Troberman, an experienced and skilled defense attorney to assist you.  Your case may have details that could bring about a better outcome, and this information is best if evaluated quickly.  You have only 15 days after your DWI arrest to schedule a DPS Administrative License Revocation Hearing (called an “ALR”) or your license will automatically be suspended.  There are two parts to your DWI arrest.  One is the administrative side, which is handled in an ALR hearing.  The second is the actual DWI charge that is handled by Travis County prosecutors. It is strongly urged that you have both the ALR hearing and the DWI case itself handled by an experienced DWI attorney.   DWI arrests jeopardize your ability to drive in the future and there are factors that can be brought forward in the ALR hearing to make arrangements for you to be able to continue to drive.  

 

Get the legal assistance that you need immediately from the Office of Meredith Troberman.  Drunk Driving charges are very serious and if convicted, you face some real life difficulties including jail time, inability to drive, and expensive fines.  If you have had a previous DWI conviction, your case has even more serious consequences.  Do not waste any time if you have been arrested and charged with a DWI in the Austin area.  Call the Law Office of Meredith Troberman for a free evaluation of your case.  The attorney will speak with you directly and can advise you of what the possibilities are in your drunk driving arrest case.