In 2016, Texas led the nation in traffic fatalities numbering 3,776. About 25% of those deaths involved a driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.15% or higher; nearly twice the legal limit. As autumn picks up, we’re coming toward the holiday season. With it are several holidays that magnetize DWI arrests.

With Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all in sequence, DWI arrests can surge during the holiday season. We’re certain you want to avoid this situation altogether, but sometimes mistakes are made and they require the appropriate representation that we expertly provide.

Designated Driver

You had to know we’d start here. Statistics like the one mentioned above emphasize the importance of not taking unsafe risks. No one wants to be in a situation that requires DWI defense attorneys, let alone one that calls for criminal defense lawyers. Avoid it altogether, along with the associated costs, by having a designated driver, calling a taxi, hailing an uber, or opting for public transportation.

Behavior

That said, it happens. If you’ve been arrested under the suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated, evidence begins being compiled against you the second you and the officer(s) begin interacting. They’re trained to pull evidence from you to build a strong enough case for an arrest and eventual conviction. You’re in charge of the evidence you provide and don’t provide. You’re also in charge of your behavior and mannerisms. Maintain a polite, calm demeanor and either answer their questions or respectfully exercise your legal right to decline to answer.

You need a lawyer

If the aforementioned interaction results in a DWI arrest, you’ll need a DWI defense attorney. Driving While Intoxicated is a crime that can be costly in more ways than finance. Having the legal help and guidance to steer you through the DWI litigation process will greatly increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

We’re here to help you navigate the legal enigma of a DWI case. While it’s prudent to avoid being in this situation in the first place, we know that the court must uphold the burden of proof and we’re here to fight on your side.