Don't Let A DWI Derail Your Life

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious mistake, but for many people charged with DWI, it is an honest mistake. Maybe you were just headed home from dinner and had one drink too many; maybe it had been hours since your last drink but it wasn't fully out of your system yet. Perhaps your prescription medicine has had an adverse effect. An unexpected traffic stop in such a delicate moment can have serious repercussions for your criminal record and your driving record.

Andrew L. Farkas, Attorney at Law, believes that one or even several mistakes should not throw your whole life off track. Even drivers who knowingly get behind the wheel while impaired have a right to their day in court, to ensure that the punishment they face is not disproportionate to the crime.

Qualified Representation For Alcohol And Non-Alcohol DWI

In addition to conventional alcohol DWIs, Texas criminalizes non-alcohol DWI for drivers allegedly under the influence of illicit drugs or prescription medications. Unlike alcohol, these substances cannot be tested for with a roadside Breathalyzer test. And even if drugs are found in your system, there is no legal presumption that the drugs have caused you to be intoxicated. This means that the State of Texas has more difficulty proving a non-alcohol DWI. The state must present scientific testimony and evidence prepared by an expert witness.

If law enforcement mistakenly assumes that the presence of drugs means legal intoxication, or if the state fails to present sufficient evidence, they leave an opening for the defense to request that charges be dropped or reduced. You may still face other drug charges, but we can also mount a defense to attack or obtain a reduced sentence.

Protect Your Driving Record And Your Future

Andrew L. Farkas, Attorney at Law, will analyze the details of your case and help you prepare a defense strategy tailored to your situation. As your lawyer, he will investigate whether the police officer who pulled you over had the grounds to do so. He will investigate if the traffic stop was conducted according to proper procedures, and if any laboratory testing was in accordance with required protocols.

Schedule a consultation in Plano to hear more about how Mr. Farkas can help in your case. Call 972-665-8480 or send an email.