Arrested on a drunk driving charge in Fort Worth, Grapevine, or Southlake, Texas? Charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI)?
Then you need an experienced Fort Worth DWI lawyer and former Tarrant & Dallas County prosecutor to give you the best defense in fighting your DWI.
FORT WORTH DWI LAWYER | GRAPEVINE DWI ATTORNEY | SOUTHLAKE DWI & DUI OFFENSES
WHAT WE OFFER FOR YOUR DWI DEFENSE:
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN DWI TRIALS
Our firm has extensive experience in DWI trials. Our Fort Worth DWI lawyer has tried over 100 DWI trials, from misdemeanor DWI charges (Driving While Intoxicated) to felony DWI charges (DWI Felony Repetition). In addition, we have reviewed and negotiated thousands of DWI charges.
FORMER PROSECUTORS IN TARRANT & DALLAS COUNTY
As a former prosecutor in Tarrant and Dallas County, our DWI attorney knows how the State of Texas will attempt to prosecute you on your DWI charge. This knowledge thus allows our firm to build the best defense in fighting your DWI charge.
SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE IN DWI EVIDENCE
Our Fort Worth DWI lawyer knows inside and out of each and every aspect of a DWI charge, from having expertise in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to knowing exactly how the State plans to introduce the breath and blood tests into trial.
“PROTECTING YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS”
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be search, and the persons or things to be seized.
– 4TH AMENDMENT OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
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OUR EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
If you have been arrested for a DWI or DUI in Tarrant County, then you need a Fort Worth DWI attorney who has the knowledge, dedication, and trial experience to give you the best DWI defense possible. DWI attorney Bryan Hoeller is a former Assistant District Attorney (prosecutor) in both the Tarrant and Dallas County District Attorney’s Offices. He spent over 5 years evaluating and prosecuting DWI and DWI related offenses as a prosecutor and now brings that experience to aid those accused of DWI.
Bryan has tried over 100 DWI and DWI-related cases, including over 50 jury trials for DWI, DWI-Misdemeanor Repetition (DWI-2nd), DWI-Felony Repetition (DWI-3rd), and DWI w/ Child. In addition to extensive trial experience, he has also attended numerous DWI related training seminars, including Intoxication Manslaughter Trial Skills School, classes on gas chromatography and the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test instrument, and DWI case law updates. He also had a DWI article published while he was a prosecutor at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.
OUR STRATEGIC & WINNING APPROACH TO DWI DEFENSE
We take a multi-step approach to DWI defense. This approach includes analyzing each part of your case and then formulating the best strategy to your defense. Here is an idea of what our approach looks like and some of the questions we ask while analyzing your case:
Step 1 – Did the officers violate the U.S. Constitution and/or the laws of the State of Texas during your DWI arrest?
- Did the DWI officer have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to pull you over or make contact with you?
- Was the stop, search, or DWI investigation illegal under the U.S. Constitution?
- Is there a suppression issue in your case that would throw out the DWI arrest, breath, and/or blood test?
- Was the DIC-24 Statutory Warnings properly communicated or was your consent to give blood or breath coerced, therefore making the search illegal under the U.S. Constitution?
- If there was a search warrant to get your breath/blood, did the search warrant meet the requirements set out under Chapter 18 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure?
Step 2 – Were all the tests done correctly?
- Did the officer follow the proper NHTSA (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) guidelines and police procedures when conducting his or her DWI investigation?
- Is there a reason why the DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) should not have been administered to you due to a previous injury, medical issue, or accident?
- Did the officer administer either the HGN, Walk and Turn, or the One Leg Stand test correctly?
- If breath or blood was drawn, were the law enforcement forensic tests conducted according to their respective forensic guidelines?
Step 3- Can the State PROVE the case Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?
To make a DWI arrest, all the officer needs to establish is “probable cause”. “Probable cause” is a standard that is less than 50% certainty and one of the lowest burdens of proof in any type of law. On the other hand, the standard of proof at trial is “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.” The “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” standard is the highest burden is any area of law and is a much higher burden of proof than “probable cause.” This requires us to look at the facts of the case to determine if the State can meet this high burden. This is what your DWI lawyer will look at:
- What are the driving facts? Bad driving? Good driving, but pulled over for a technical violation (no front license plate)? Accident?
- How do you “look” on video? Good Balance? Clear speech? Nervous? How did you perform on the tests? Any aggravating circumstances?
- Any admissions? How much did you admit drinking? Did you admit that you were intoxicated? Deny drinking?
- Any witnesses? What is their history? Any credibility issues?
- If your blood or breath alcohol concentration came back over the legal limit, can the State prove your alcohol concentration was over at the time you were driving (we are looking at retrograde extrapolation, uncertainty of measure that is built in with the tests, and error rates)?
GET RESULTS WITH A DWI LAWYER
Finally, we are the right choice in your DWI defense because we get results. It’s important to remember that each case is unique and we cannot guarantee a particular result on a case. However, our recent success shows what our firm is capable of achieving for our clients, whether it’s a reduction, a not guilty, or a minimal sentence.
DWI OFFENSES WE OFFER CRIMINAL DEFENSE:
- BWI (BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED)
- DWI WITH BAC > 0.15
- DWI-MISDEMEANOR REPETITION
- DWI-FELONY REPETITION
- DWI WITH CHILD PASSENGER
- INTOXICATION ASSAULT
- INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER
DWI RELATED ISSUES OUR FIRM
- DWI PLEA BARGAINS
- DUI & DWI MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS
- DWI TRIALS (JURY OR JUDGE)
- ALR HEARINGS
- OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSES
- HELP WITH DWI CONDITIONS (INTERLOCK, REQUIRED CLASSES)
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT REFERRAL PROGRAMS (IF NECESSARY)
EXPERIENCED IN DWI FORENSIC TESTING:
To help give our clients the best possible defense, our office has experience in the following DWI law enforcement forensic testing:
- Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s): HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus), Walk and Turn, and One Leg Stand
- Portable Breath Testing (PBT)
- Intoxilyzer 5000 and the science behind the breath testing instrument
- Blood Toxicology & Gas Chromatography
- Accident Reconstruction
DON’T LOSE YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE
If you have been arrested for DWI, then you are likely facing a driver’s license suspension by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). In order to try and save your license, it’s important you request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing from DPS within 15 days from the date of your DWI arrest (there no exceptions). This hearing will give you an opportunity to avoid a driver’s license suspension. It will also give our office an opportunity to cross examine the arresting officer before your criminal case goes to court.
In the event your driver’s license gets suspended, our DWI lawyer can help you apply for an occupational driver’s license that will allow you to continue to drive.
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