Skilled DWI Representation in the Houston Area
DWI Charges? Know Your Options.
A drunk driving conviction in Texas poses serious consequences and should not be taken lightly. If you have a previous conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and you are convicted of a second DWI, the penalties may include jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, revocation of your license, installation of an ignition interlock device on your car and more.
Make an appointment to speak with me, a former FBI special agent: 713-552-1940. You can also reach me online. All initial consultations are at no charge.Texas law states that a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or above is considered to be over the legal limit to drive a motor vehicle. Mandatory penalties apply, including fines and license suspension. I have helped hundreds of motorists reduce these penalties and minimize the impact of a DWI charge on their life.
For those with a commercial driver's license, Texas law sets the BAC limit for anyone operating a commercial vehicle at .04 percent and imposes stiffer penalties and severe ramifications. Many employers and their insurers have a no-forgiveness policy in this area, meaning a first conviction can result in the loss of your job.
For your own protection, it is important to retain experienced legal representation rather than attempt to navigate the judicial system alone following a DWI arrest.
What I Can Do for You
The Law Office of Tom Henderson in Houston, Texas, reviews every aspect of a DWI arrest, from the reliability of the police stop to the manner in which a field sobriety test was administered. A challenge on the admissibility of the test results can lead to reduced charges or a complete dismissal.
My previous career as an assistant district attorney in Harris County provides invaluable knowledge of the evidence necessary to gain a conviction in a DWI case. That same experience also provides insights into the flexibility regarding sentencing in these cases, including alternative sentencing options involving completion of alcohol and drug treatment programs in lieu of a jail sentence.
I advocate aggressively for commercial drivers who have been arrested for DWI, seeking reduced or dismissed charges in order to protect their jobs.