People are human and they sometime make mistakes. These mistakes can include getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol. People who have been drinking often get behind the wheel without any type of bad intentions. The fact of the matter, however, is that Texas punishes those who drive while intoxicated and a conviction can impact your life. If you have been arrested for DWI then you may be facing jail time, fines, the loss of your driving privileges, and you may be left with a permanent criminal record. It is important that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your rights are fully protected. Joey Tellez is a Laredo DWI lawyer who has been licensed to practice since 2002. Joey handles all matters in our office personally and prides himself on providing a high level of service. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Laredo attorney representing Texas residents who face drunk driving charges
Texas harshly penalizes those who commit DUI or DWI offenses. If you operate a vehicle with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of .08 or higher, or while under the influence of drugs, then you will be considered as driving while over the legal limit. A first offense can result in a sentence of up to 180 days in jail. A second offense can result in a sentence of up to one year while a third offense can result in ten years in state prison. A defendant can face “aggravated” charges if their BAC was higher than .15 and any arrest will result in the loss of one’s drivers license.
A DWI case will begin with the defendant entering a plea of “not guilty.” The prosecution will then provide defense counsel with the arrest reports, toxicology reports, and other information which the state is required to provide. It may be possible to challenge a drunk driving arrest if it is shown that law enforcement stopped the defendant’s car without reasonable suspicion that the accused was actually committing a crime. It may also be possible to challenge the charge if it is shown that blood evidence was not properly handled after it was obtained by law enforcement. If a dismissal cannot be obtained then counsel may be able to resolve the matter with the prosecution. If a resolution cannot be reached then the case will proceed to trial. It is important that you retain a lawyer who is experienced in handling these complicated areas of law.
Joey Tellez is a Laredo DWI lawyer who has been licensed since 2002. Joey will use your initial consultation to hear your side of the story and to help you understand what to expect as your case moves forward. He will quickly acquire all available evidence. If possible he will also interview the arresting officers and subpoena any “dash cam” or “body cam” footage which law enforcement may possess. If Joey believes that your rights were violated then he will file a Motion with the Court which requests that all incriminating evidence be excluded from the proceedings. If Joey cannot obtain a dismissal then he will work to gain you the best resolution possible. Our firm understands that this is a serious time in your life. We will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
Laredo DWI lawyer staying in regular contact with his clients
Joey understands that this is a stressful time in your life. This is why he makes attorney-client communication a priority. Joey regularly provides clients with his cell phone number, he promptly responds to messages, and he makes himself available to answer any questions you may have. Our lawyer is honored to serve those in the Laredo community and he takes his responsibilities very seriously.