Charges of driving under the influence (DUI), if you are under 21, or driving while intoxicated (DWI), if you are 21 and over, is likely causing you to feel stressed and overwhelmed. A Texas DUI/DWI conviction carries serious ramifications that could have lasting, far-reaching impact on your future. This is why it is imperative to retain a seasoned Kaufman DWI lawyer who can help you understand your available legal options and who will tenaciously fight to protect your rights.
At John Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C., our focus is solely on DUI/DWI defense. Thus, our legal team developed a wealth of knowledge of the harsh Texas DUI/DWI laws and the criminal justice system. Our immense experience equips our Kaufman DWI lawyer to develop the best possible defense strategy tailored to your individual needs.
Just as your case is important to you, it is important to us. Your story, the facts and circumstances of your arrest and subsequent events, and your legal and life goals matter to us.
We do everything we can to ensure you meet your goals. Kaufman DWI lawyer John Eastland will examine and thoroughly investigate your case, strategize your best available defense, and aggressively fight to help you avoid or reduce the consequences of the charge, arrest and conviction. Although the criminal justice system could be intimidating and often frustrating, do not let it negatively affect your future.
DUI/DWI Conviction Penalties
First time offenders’ first concerns are usually what type of penalties they may be facing, but repeat offenders should also be concerned. Depending on the facts and circumstance of your case, your first and second DUI/DWI convictions are misdemeanors and subsequent convictions are felonies. Penalties include:
- Prison time, and
- Revocation or suspension of driving privileges.
DUI/DWI convictions also have lasting, devastating professional and personal ramifications such as loss of child custody or visitation, employment opportunities, or personal relationships. A relentless Kaufman DWI lawyer will work hard to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of your charges and/or penalties.
Breathalyzer and Alcohol Blood Tests
The results of a Breathalyzer or alcohol blood tests can be challenged and subsequently barred as evidence. For example, the Breathalyzer may not have been calibrated accurately or properly administered. Likewise, protocol may not have been properly followed when administering your blood test.
Kaufman DWI lawyer John Eastland stays on the forefront of the “science” behind DUI/DWI chemical tests. Other factors may also affect the results of chemical tests, such as a pre-existing medical condition or proper consumption of a prescription or over-the-counter medication that did not advise against operating a vehicle.
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Kaufman DWI lawyer John Eastland is a certified standardized field sobriety test (SFST) practitioner who has received training to administer the following tests:
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
- One Leg Stand
- Walk and Turn
His knowledge that these “balance” tests often yield inaccurate results can be useful in challenging your DUI/DWI charges.
Don’t Hesitate to Speak to an Experienced Kaufman DWI Lawyer
Don’t wait if you are facing charges of a DUI/DWI offense. A skilled Kaufman DWI lawyer can help you build a strong, rock solid defense. He will fight the charges against you so you won’t have to navigate the criminal justice system alone.
Contact John Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C. at 903-471-3223. We represent people charged with DUI or DWI in Smith County and throughout Texas.