It is never a good idea to drive if you have been drinking, especially if you are in Texas. If you are very lucky, you can get away with it without being pulled over. In the case of one driver, however, luck was just not with him.
A driver recently crashed into a police car on the side of the road in a Dallas suburb. It was a good thing that the squad car was empty because the police were busy dealing with a drunk driver they had pulled over. What was not so good was that the gatecrasher naturally caught the attention of the officers, and he had been allegedly drinking. It was just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The officers arrested both drivers for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
However, an arrest is a long way from a conviction. While the above case seems clear-cut, many factors can come into play. As pointed out on the website of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, it is important not to act in fear and panic. Most people are not aware of how the law works, so they make mistakes that could be fatal for their criminal defense.
This is why it is important to do nothing without the advice of an experienced DWI lawyer. There may be ways to get the charges dismissed, get probation, or otherwise avoid a DWI conviction. A good lawyer will know what to do to make the most of a bad situation.
If you are facing drunk driving charges, do not make the mistake of thinking it is no big deal. Drunk driving is a serious offense anywhere in the US, and one conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Even if you have no prior offenses, a conviction for (DWI) can close the doors on many opportunities for you.Read More