Round Rock DWI Attorney
Have you been charged with DWI or DUI?
If you are arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI), it is important to understand that there are two
things going on at the same time. First, there is the drunk driving charge
itself, with penalties that can include probation, jail time or the penitentiary
- depending on your criminal history, and the specific circumstances of
your arrest. The second consequence is the possible suspension of your
DWI Defense Strategies
There are many ways to fight a drunk driving charge. An experienced attorney
will know these angles. A number of defenses must be investigated:
Unconstitutional Traffic Stops - In order for an officer to conduct a constitutional traffic stop, he
must have reasonable suspicion that a traffic violation has occurred.
All evidence discovered in an illegal stop, including the field sobriety
tests, verbal admissions, breath tests, etc., could be suppressed and
made inadmissible at trial.
Erroneous Field Sobriety Tests - There are three standardized field sobriety tests: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
(a.k.a. "the eye test"), Nine-Step Walk-and-Turn, and the One-Leg
Stand. These tests are standardized in that they must be administered
the exact same way, every single time. Errors in the way the test was
delivered could invalidate the results.
Failure to Read Your Rights - Once you have been arrested, the officer must read you your rights before
he asks you questions. If he fails to do so, your answers are inadmissible.
Sometimes an arrested person may say something that is very damaging to
his case. However those statements may not be used against him in trial
if the officer failed to respect his rights.
These are just a few of the many approaches to beating a DUI or DWI charge,
and an experienced
Round Rock criminal defense attorney can speak with you about your case at any stage of the
DWI process to determine the best strategy for you.
DWI Defense Lawyer Serving Williamson County
Contact the Law Office of Ryan H. Deck if you have been charged with driving
while impaired or underage drinking and driving. We will fight aggressively
to defend your rights against a legal system that is working to convict
criminal defense attorneys in our area will settle for a plea bargain when the client still
has a defensible case; however we are willing to go to trial to defend
our clients against DUI or DWI charges. We know how stressful it can be
to find yourself faced with criminal charges, but when you have a seasoned
attorney by your side, the chances of success are substantially improved.