Your first appointment with your DWI attorney in Fort Worth will generally be held at the lawyer’s office and include basic information about the charges and the possible resulting penalties. Your lawyer will also ask you for a clear chronology of the events prior to, during and following your arrest. Then they will work with you to develop a solid strategy for your defense. For many of our clients, a DWI is their first experience with the criminal justice system. Our role is to let you know that you are not alone during this stressful time. We have helped others in your situation and will reassure you to help you gain confidence as we move forward with a thorough defense.
Your Criminal History
Once your attorney gathers the necessary personal information such as name, phone numbers, address, marital information, work status and other basic information, Bryan Hoeller will also review all prior contacts with the criminal justice system. You should provide him with traffic tickets and convictions and all other criminal background, especially convictions. The prosecution will also have access to this information and will attempt to use it against you. Our Fort Worth DWI defense lawyer wants to know that you are being honest with him. In addition, if you have a prior DWI conviction, the prosecution might seek mandatory jail time at sentencing. Finally, your criminal history, especially prior DWIs, can affect possible plea deals the prosecution might offer.
Time Line of Events
Your DWI attorney will want to know the exact time line of events from hours before your arrest until after you were released. Various outside factors might affect your situation, including emotional frame of mind, your physical health, what other non-alcoholic beverages you drank and what else you ate. You will also need to specify exactly what types of alcoholic drinks you consumed and explain how long you were drinking as these considerations will have a significant bearing on your case.
Our DWI attorney in Fort Worth can help educate and prepare you as you work together toward a favorable resolution in your case. Call Mr. Hoeller at 877-208-3382 today to get started on your defense.