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How to Avoid the 5 Critical Mistakes People Make After a Texas DWI or DUI Arrest
- Not understanding the gravity of the situation.
A DWI or DUI arrest is very serious business. A conviction will follow you for the rest of your life and may increase your insurance rates, prevent you from getting a good job, and even affect your personal life.
- Thanking that you can handle the situation successfully without an attorney.
Chances are you can’t. The Texas legal system is complicated and if you don’t take the proper steps at the proper time, you can jeopardize your rights and the outcome of your case.
- Hiring an attorney who is not experienced with handling DWI and DUI cases in the county where you were arrested.
Each county has its own way of doing things, and optimal criminal defense depends on the experience and relationships your attorney has within the county.
- Discussing your case with anyone but your attorney.
Anyone can be compelled to testify against you, including your spouse. There is no legal requirement to tell your insurance company, unless they ask you or you are responding to a question from your insurance company. Always be truthful when answering questions from your insurance company.
- Not making notes about the circumstances that led up to your arrest.
At the very least you should write down everything you did for 24 hours prior to your arrest, including what you ate and drank, how much sleep you had, what you did, and who you associated with. Keep your notes private!
Remember, a DWI or DUI arrest is a very serious matter and a conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. DWI attorney Mac Morris can help you understand your rights and options and will vigorously defend you in court.
Call him for a free consultation at (972) 885-6325.