I've already taken eleven DWI cases to trial this year. We're still waiting for one of the verdicts, but on nine of the remaining cases my clients were found "NOT GUILTY" of the top count. Make sure you choose a trial lawyer who can not only take your case to trial, but who knows how to win.
At your first court appearance it is very likely that the judge will suspend your driving privileges pending prosecution of your case. I can help you get conditional driving privileges at that first appearance by making application for a hardship license.
Not everybody who gets charged with DWI gets convicted of DWI.
DWI cases are different from other criminal cases. Your attorney needs to know the science behind the breath and chemical tests, and they need to understand the lack of science behind the so-called "Field Sobriety Tests." They also need to know how to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles so that you can maximize your ability to keep your driving privileges.
I'm a general member of the National College for DUI Defense, and at least twice a year I travel to DWI seminars in different parts of the country so that I am at the cutting edge of the law when it comes to testimony from breath-test operators, Drug Recognition Experts, and conduct of road patrol officers who conduct Field Sobriety Tests. Your lawyer should know more about all those testing methods, more about gas chromatography, and more about the validation studies cited by police - than any police officer the prosecution puts on the witness stand.
That knowledge I just described is the difference between an attorney who is trained in DWI cases, and a normal criminal defense attorney. Make sure your attorney is ready to defend you.
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