Athens DWI Lawyer
Facing charges of DWI can be pretty overwhelming. In Texas, a conviction of driving under the influence has serious consequences — consequences which will have long-lasting effects on your future. An experienced Athens DWI lawyer can inform you of your legal options and rights.
At John Eastland, Attorney at Law, we deal only with DWI defense legal matters. This focus on DWI has given us an in-depth understanding of DWI law in Texas. Furthermore, we work hard to develop defense strategies that are tailored to your individual case and are devoted to giving you the highest possible chance of success.
A Defense Strategy Tailored to Your Unique Case
Your case is just as important to us as it is to you. We care about your story and your goals, as well as the facts and circumstances of your arrest.
Athens DWI lawyer John Eastland doesn’t want your arrest to interfere with your goals. He will examine your case and develop a defense strategy in order to help you avoid the consequences of arrest and conviction. The Texas criminal justice system can be intimidating. Don’t let it ruin your future.
What Are Penalties for a DWI in Texas?
If this is your first offense, you may be facing the following penalties:
- jail time, and
- loss of driving privileges.
However, there may be other consequences as well. DWI convictions can have a detrimental effect on your personal and professional life. Your Athens DWI lawyer will investigate your case to see if the charges against you can be dropped or at least reduced, thereby protecting your future.
Challenging the Accuracy of Breathalyzer Tests and Alcohol Blood Tests
If you underwent a breathalyzer test or blood test and results showed a BAC of .08 or higher, your attorney may be able to challenge the results’ accuracy. Law enforcement may have administered the tests improperly, or the breathalyzer may not have been calibrated according to procedure.
Athens DWI Attorney John Eastland stays on the cutting edge of the “science” behind chemical tests. Moreover, he is well aware that factors such as pre-existing medical conditions may also have an impact on the accuracy of such tests. This knowledge helps him in his goal of trying to reduce or overturn the charges you are facing.
Challenging Field Sobriety Tests
John Eastland is a certified standardized field sobriety test (SFST) practitioner, and has received training with the following tests:
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
- One Leg Stand
- Walk and Turn
Because of this, he knows that SFSTs often yield results that are unreliable, and he can use that knowledge to challenge your DWI charges.
Speak to an Athens DWI Lawyer as Soon as Possible
If you were arrested for DWI, make sure that you hire an experienced Athens DWI lawyer right away so that you can start building your defense.
Call the law office of John Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C., today at 903-596-9696. You can also contact us through email. We represent people accused of DWI in Smith County and throughout Texas.