Good Dog Media | December 7, 2015 | Criminal Defense
I have helped numerous clients over the years who have been arrested for DWI, also known as Driving While Intoxicated. Most of my DWI clients are first time offenders who are not familiar with the entire criminal justice system in Texas. Almost every single client clenches their throat during our initial meeting when I explain to them Texas DWI laws. In the State of Texas, if you plead guilty to any DWI charge, even if you have never been arrested before in your entire life, then you will have a criminal conviction for DWI on your criminal background for the rest of your life. YES YOU READ THIS RIGHT.
In the State of Texas, you can plead guilty to a murder charge and obtain what is called deferred adjudication probation, and eventually you can apply to the Court years later to get your criminal record sealed. However, in Texas, deferred adjudication probation is not permitted on any DWI charge.
What this means is you really have nothing to lose by taking a chance and trying your DWI case to a jury or a judge. Many things can happen during a trial that you could greatly benefit from. Many times, the prosecutor’s witnesses make mistakes, do not show up, or something else may happen and what initially seemed like damning evidence against you, is now diminished or sometimes even thrown out by the Court.
If you have been arrested for DWI here in Texas, then you need to immediately contact an experienced criminal defense trial attorney who will prepare the case from the beginning as if it is going to trial to put pressure on the prosecutor all the way through the time of trial. Attorney Scott Edgett has personally tried more 250 judge and jury criminal trials and has obtained more than 150 not guilty verdicts/acquittals. In addition, he has obtained more than 1100 criminal case dismissals.