No one ever plans on being arrested for a DWI. So when it happens, you are left with a world of questions: What happens now? Will I go to jail? Will I lose my license? How will I get to work if they take my license? Can someone help me? One thing is certain- a lot is at risk once you are charged with a DWI. The DWI defense attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins, PLLC have the educational background, training, and experience to both help guide you through these difficult questions and aggressively fight to protect your rights. Deadlines that can negatively affect your rights are quickly approaching.In fact, you may only have 15 days to challenge the suspension of your license, so call the DWI attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today. Let us immediately begin fighting for your rights.
Meet our DWI Defense Attorneys
Jeremy Wilson has over a decade of experience protecting the rights of drivers charged with DWI. Jeremy represents drivers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, including Dallas County, Collin County, Kaufman County, Ellis County, Rockwall County, Ellis County and Tarrant County. Their goal is simple- to keep you from being convicted of a DWI.
Experience matters. And so do results. While Jeremy works diligently with prosecutors to get you the best plea deal possible, their efforts do not stop there. Below are three examples of recent results achieved by these two attorneys:
Client A was pulled over for driving the wrong way down a one way street at approximately midnight. Upon being pulled over, the police officer claimed to have noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Client A’s mouth and that his eyes were bloodshot and watery. The police officer found a number of empty beer bottles in the passenger area of the car. The police officer claimed to have found another twelve pack of beer in the back seat floor board. The police officer conducted three field sobriety exercises and claimed that Client A failed all three. Client A admitted to the officer that he had had four or five drinks. After a jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
Client B was pulled over for traveling approximately 100 M.P.H. in a 60 M.P.H. zone. Once pulled over, the officer observed a half empty can of beer in the console beside the driver and another empty beer can that was “cool to the touch.” Client B admitted to having 4 to 5 beers. After completing the officer’s field sobriety exercises, the officer concluded that Client B failed all four tests and placed Client B under arrest. After a one day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
Client C was pulled over for failing to come to complete stop at a stop sign in a residential neighborhood. Upon pulling over, Client C immediately got out of his car and placed his keys on the roof of the vehicle. The police officers claimed that Client C smelled of alcohol and instructed Client C to perform three field sobriety exercises. The officer claims that Client C failed all three tests. After a ruling from the Court suppressing all evidence from the police stop, the State agreed to DROP ALL CHARGES.
Jeremy Wilson is a trial attorney. He graduated first in his class from the University of Arkansas Law School, Little Rock in 2000. Jeremy then began his legal career by earning a prestigious Federal Judge Clerkship. In 2002, after a stint at a Dallas law firm, Jeremy moved to Florida to begin his own practice, where he began representing individuals charged with DWI’s and other crimes. Since that time he has continually maintained a docket of DWI cases and has successfully taken many DWI cases to trial.
What Is Next?
While each case is different and there is no one-size-fits-all formula for every case, the process from arrest to trial generally works as follows:
- Call the attorneys at WTL for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss the facts of your case.
- Let us request a hearing within 15 days to challenge the suspension of your license. This hearing is also important because it gives us a chance to question the officer and learn important facts that can help us at trial
- If your license is suspended, we will help you get a license that allows you to drive to work and back
- Let us appear at your first and all court settings on your behalf to see what offer, if any, the State is willing to offer you;Let us review all available evidence with you to honestly appraise the charges against you.
Let us decide with you if a jury trial is the best option for you. We don’t try cases to a jury for the sake of trying them. We only do it if it is best for you and your rights.
Let us fight with you until the end to keep you from being convicted of a DWI.
Will I Be Convicted?
Throughout this entire process it is important to keep one thing in mind- just because you were arrested for driving while intoxicated, it does not mean that you are guilty of driving while intoxicated. The State still needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of driving while intoxicated. The DWI attorneys at WTL will fight every step of the way to make the State meet its heavy burden. We will make the State prove that:
- the arresting officer had a valid reason to pull you over;
- the arresting officer had probable cause to arrest you;
- the officer giving you the field sobriety test was properly trained;
- the field sobriety test was given correctly;
- the equipment used by the officer, including breathalyzers, was working properly;
- the officer operating the equipment was properly certified;
- the machine performed as it was supposed to;
- you were actually “intoxicated” at the time you were “operating” the vehicle.
Know Your Rights
People assume that they need to do everything police officers request them to do during a DWI stop. This is not the case. You are NOT required to engage in field sobriety tests. You are NOT required to agree to a breathalyzer. You are NOT required to answer questions about how much alcohol you may or may not have consumed. It is important that you know every word you say, every action you take, and every test you agree to perform is evidence that can be used against you in a trial. To be clear, if you refuse a breathalyzer and field sobriety test, you can lose your license for a year and face additional fines, so these decisions should not be taken lightly.
EXPERIENCE MATTERS! Call the DWI attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins, PLLC today at 214-484-1930.