An arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be a terrifying experience. If you should ever be arrested on DWI charges, it is imperative that you maintain control of the situation and reduce your risk of worsening your already volatile situation. My firm has a short list of tips that can help you maximize your chances of beating a DWI charge.
Do Not Say Anything
Following a DWI arrest, police officers will likely question you. It is imperative that you exercise your Fifth Amendment rights and refrain from saying anything that can be used against you in court. If you begin to answer their questions, law enforcement officials may attempt to coax incriminating information out of you by strategically steering the conversation in a certain direction. Do not give them this chance! You have a right to remain silent, and there is nothing wrong with exercising this right.
Submit to a Chemical Test
Under most circumstances, it is almost always in your best interests to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test once you have been brought to the police station. Texas has what is known as an “implied consent” law, meaning that by simply holding a driver’s license within the state, you are already consenting to any chemical tests that a police officer may request upon your arrest. Refusal to submit to a chemical test can carry harsh penalties and make your situation worse than it already is.
Contact the Law Office of Mac Morris
Possibly the most important thing you must do after a DWI arrest is to retain the services of a skilled lawyer. My name is Attorney Mac Morris, and I have served as a DWI attorney in Plano and Collin County, Texas for 20 years. If you have been arrested on DWI charges, I am prepared to use my extensive legal knowledge and experience to defend your rights in a court of law. Throughout my practice, I have successfully secured more than 950 case dismissals and reductions, and I am confident that I can help you maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation.Contact my office online today or call (972) 885-6325 to discuss your case.