When a person is charged with a DWI offense that includes the added component of an accident having taken place, the situation is different. Based on nothing more than the allegation that the defendant was driving while intoxicated (resulting in an auto accident), the defendant may also have to face accountability for crimes they didn’t commit.
Trial in The Court of Public Opinion
Not only is the defendant on trial for their case, but in the minds of jurors and prosecutors they are also on trial for what might have happened and are in a perfect position to be made an example of by prosecutors and jurors who might think they’re doing a good deed for public safety by judging you in the context of a person who could have potentially killed someone.
This is where the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is at its best as we carefully engineer context with an articulation that will force the court see you as the individual you are, rather than another version of “drunk driver” they often hear about on the evening news.
Problems with DWI Allegations
Also, claims of motorist intoxication by law enforcement aren’t always accurate, in fact, they’re plagued with errors so often that a specialty segment of criminal law has grown out of weakness in the criminal justice system, hence the emergence of expert DWI litigation defense & DWI focused law practices like our own.
Potential Criminal Penalties
A defendant who is found guilty of DWI/Accident will face punishment under 3rd Degree Felony guidelines which are listed below.
Jail Time: 2 – 10 Years TDCJ (Texas Department of Corrections)
Potential Fine: Up to 10,000.00
Other Penalties: Loss of Texas Drivers License for up to 2 years. Felony Criminal Record.
Accused of a Drunk Driving Accident? Call Us!
As a DWI lawyer who has worked diligently to defend the freedom and rights of Texans for over 25 years, one can rest easy knowing they’re being represented by 1 of a handful of DWI lawyers in Texas with scientific credentials from a forensic toxicology perspective with regard to DWI defense.
Whether you’ve been arrested in Pearland, Alvin, Angleton, or Brazoria, Tad Nelson and/or our other staff ACS/CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist Amber Spurlock will carefully review your case and fight for your freedom.
Even if you intend to plead guilty, we may be able to help you minimize jail time, or even have the charges dropped if the scientific evidence, among other evidence, can justify our taking of an more aggressive defense stance in your interest.
If you need help, and you will if charged with DWI in connection with an auto accident, call us at 409-765-5614.