Wood County DWI Lawyer
If you are stopped and then arrested on the suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may become intimidated and overwhelmed by the Texas criminal legal system—especially without a Wood County DWI lawyer by your side. DWI convictions in Texas carry severe penalties but also have long-lasting and far-reaching effects on your future. If you are facing DWI charges, experienced Wood County DWI lawyer John Eastland can help you develop your best legal options and fight to protect your rights and freedom.
At John Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C., we only handle DWI legal defense cases. By focusing on one practice area, Wood County DWI lawyer John Eastland developed an in-depth understanding of the complex Texas DWI criminal law. This singular concentration thus allows him to tailor defense strategizes to each client to best protect your future and freedom.
Personalized Legal Defense
As our client, your case, and legal and life goals are important to us. We want to thoroughly understand your story, the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest and subsequent events, and your objectives so that we may provide you with exceptional service.
The Texas criminal justice system may not seem so intimidating with Wood County DWI lawyer John Eastland by your side. He will aggressively investigate your case, meticulously prepare your best defenses, and tenaciously litigate your case in an effort to help you avoid or reduce the DWI charge or conviction.
Penalties of a DWI Conviction
The facts and circumstances of your case have bearing on the penalties of your DWI conviction. For first or multiple DWI convictions, punishment may commonly include:
- Fines up to $10,000
- Jail time from three days to ten years
- Driver license suspension or revocation
- DWI intervention or education program
- Possible ignition interlock device
- Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for three years to keep your license
But that’s not all. A DWI conviction has far more reaching and lasting consequences. For example, your car insurance premiums may increase, or you may lose employment opportunities or your professional license. This is why it is imperative you have a knowledgeable Wood County DWI lawyer fighting on your side to help you have your DWI charges dropped or reduced.
Disputing the Results of the Breathalyzer and Alcohol Blood Tests
Even if the results of your Breathalyzer or alcohol blood tests — known as chemical tests — produced a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher, the accuracy of such tests can be challenged. The results could be invalidated by attacking the accuracy of the calibration of the Breathalyzer test or the propriety of the administration of the Breathalyzer or Alcohol Blood Tests.
Wood County DWI lawyer John Eastland stays abreast of the “science” behind these chemical tests. He can use his knowledge of the various factors that may affect the accuracy of the tests to argue against your DWI charge or to obtain a reduction of the charge or penalties.
Disputing the Results of the Field Sobriety Test
John Eastland, a certified standardized field sobriety test (SFST) practitioner, has training in the following SFSTs:
He knows that SFSTs are not always reliable. He understands how to best challenge the results to overturn or reduce your DWI charge.
Seek a Wood County DWI Lawyer
When facing DWI charges, it is vital you consult a seasoned Wood County DWI lawyer as soon as possible. Don’t delay! The quicker your attorney can begin to investigate your case, the better he can serve you and develop your best defense. Contact John Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C. at 903-471-3223 or via email today.