For many people, a DWI arrest is likely their first run-in with the police. It is no doubt a scary experience, but all too many quickly try to dispose of their case in the wrong way, leaving them saddled with an arrest and conviction that continues to haunt them. Instead, work with a proven criminal defense trial attorney, who can find the best way to resolve your drunk driving arrest in order to protect your interests and future. In Collin County, Keith Gore is a criminal defense attorney who is also a former prosecutor and judge. There is no one better to guide you through the Texas criminal justice system than someone who has worked criminal cases from all perspectives.
Work With A Trial Lawyer Who Knows How To Challenge The Stop
Many people stopped for drunk driving do not realize that there are several possible ways to mount a DWI defense. Before you plead guilty by “putting it behind you,” Keith Gore can fully investigate your case to help you find the best way to proceed. He will look at:
- Whether police had probable cause to stop you
- What evidence police have to prove you were driving while intoxicated
- Whether breath testing equipment was properly functioning
With a potential sentence of 72 hours to up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines, Keith Gore will treat your defense with the seriousness it deserves, preparing for trial from day one.
Texas Law On Breath And Field Sobriety Tests
Texas is an implied consent state, which means if you are arrested for DWI, you have already consented to take a breath or blood test. Refusal will result in an automatic driver’s license suspension.
However, it is possible to contest the suspension through the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) proceedings. It may also be possible to have driving privileges restored so you can drive to work.
You can always refuse to take a field breath test or perform a field sobriety test without penalty. The officer may still arrest you; however, you will be denying police valuable evidence that they can use to prove probable cause for your arrest.
Contact Keith Gore, Lawyer, Today
While the justice system has misdemeanors and felonies, there is no such thing as a “minor” criminal charge. With serious effects on your freedom, record and reputation on the line, take your defense seriously and contact Keith Gore today. You can call his office in McKinney, Texas, at 972-924-5665.