Being charged with a DWI can be embarrassing and extremely stressful. We understand what you are going through and how you want to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. This is why attorney Jay Bishop for Dallas DWI defense we will aggressively represent you and defend you at both your criminal hearing and ALR drivers license suspension hearing. Our goal is always to get your DWI charge completely dismissed, but if this is not possible, we will work to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
Our DWI attorney in Dallas, Mr. Bishop, has extensive experience when it comes to dealing with DWI. It is this knowledge and experience that will help you get the best result possible in the courtroom and at your ALR suspension hearing. Mr. Bishop has both experience and knowledge that is directly tied to our Dallas and Fort Worth DWI case results. There are several DWI lawyers in Dallas, but our lawyer has developed skills that only come with years of running a DWI defense practice. Mr. Bishop will fight to defend you, minimize penalties, and work to allow you to keep your drivers license. Throughout the DWI process our goal is to keep in open communication with you. We want to keep you informed of what is going on in your case and to provide all of your options when it comes to negotiations, plea deals, or going to trial. You can rest assured that with Dallas DWI your case will be fought with you in mind and that we will work to minimize the effect of this DWI charge on your life.
Mr. Bishop works as a criminal defense attorney, helping clients every day who face serious criminal charge such as driving while intoxicated (DWI). Most times, these are individuals who have never broken the law before and currently face a complex criminal process.
I have set up a law firm that operates on a single philosophy: knowledge is power. I manage a legal team that’s been trained in DWI cases. I am also certified in the field sobriety area, enrolling in the same class officers must have to get certified. 30+ years of DWI experience between the team of lawyers, defense experts and jury consultant means our clients get the best DWI defense possible. I’m all for protecting ordinary citizens from big government, ensuring that all individuals are seen as innocent until proven guilty.
Our team approach and highly competitive rates are just two of the things that make us different from other DWI lawyers and firms. What’s most important is that we offer high-quality legal services at reasonable prices.
While a student at SMU School of Law (where I graduated), I was a member of the SMU Criminal Defense Clinic and defended many indigent citizens accused of crimes. I’m a State Bar of Texas member and can argue cases through the state in State Courts. I am current National College for DUI Defense member, which gives me tools and techniques to fight DWI cases experienced trial attorneys in the nation have developed.
Defending your DWI Charge
Just because you are charged with a DWI does not mean you will be found guilty. While defending a DWI charge yourself can be complicated, we know exactly how to fight a DWI and get you the best possible outcome. Defending your DWI starts with poking holes in the prosecution’s case and targeting the arresting officer’s report and the blood and/or breathalyzer samples that were taken. What you don’t know is that the blood and breath tests can be contested. Breath test reports can be challenged for a variety of circumstances such as defects in the equipment, failure to maintain the equipment according to state regulations, and even for errors in how the breath test is administered. As for blood test results, we can contest how the blood was collected, the laboratory procedures, and the chain of custody of the blood test. The officer’s arrest can even be contested. According to Texas law, you cannot be pulled over for a DWI unless there is reasonable suspicion. If you are driving without disobeying any laws or regulations and there was no reasonable suspicion for you to be pulled over, the arrest can be challenged.
Our Attorney, Mr. Bishop, is available to speak with you, answer any questions you have and you may set up a time to discuss your case.
During your FREE DWI Consultation we will examine the details of the case and advise you of your options. Hiring a proficient DWI lawyer in Dallas can help put your mind at ease, knowing you have a professional protecting your rights.
When you come to your DWI consultation make sure you bring your completed Intake Questionnaire (emailed to you when you schedule your appointment) and all paperwork you have that relates to your DWI arrest. Failure to bring the necessary information will hamper our ability to determine how we can help you and fight your case.
At the free consultation, we will answer any and all of your questions. We understand this can be a difficult and confusing time. You may have questions such as: What is the cost of going through the DWI process? What are the DWI Legal Fees? Will I lose my license? Will I have to go to Jail? Will I be on probation or need to do community service?
If arrested for Dallas DWI you will be better off using an attorney rather than going it alone. Remember, an arrest does not automatically mean you will be convicted or lose your drivers license.
It is also important that if you have been arrested for a DWI that you request an ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest. Failure to request this hearing will mean that your license will be suspended.
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Other Aspects that are Affected by DWI Arrest
We understand that a DWI arrest impacts your life in more than one way. By choosing to consult a DWI lawyer about your case you can gain a thorough understanding of what to expect. A DWI arrest can impact your employment and potentially your child custody arrangement. It may also impact your ability to get or maintain any professional license you may have. By using a DWI attorney we will fight your DWI charge or work to minimize the impact of the DWI. Minimizing the impact means we will work hard so you will be less likely to have to deal with these types of issues. However, handling your DWI case alone and not using assistance can result in further dire consequences.
Overview of What happens in DWI Cases
After your arrest, there will be a criminal case filed against you by the State of Texas. One your first court appearance your attorney will be able to request all of the paperwork and video evidence associated with your case. If you retain a Dallas DWI lawyer, they should take the time to examine your unique situation and will likely strive to get you the best positive outcome in court. By battling back against a DWI charge you can avoid higher automobile insurance, time-consuming DWI education classes, court costs and fines. A Dallas DWI Lawyer experienced in Texas Law can protect your rights.
There will be multiple court dates called “Announcement” settings. During this time, we will evaluate your case and meet with you to discuss how you wish to proceed. If you are interested in a plea bargain, we will attempt to work with the prosecutor and set up a positive plea deal. If you want to try the DWI case then we will request a trial date. At trial we will defend you to the best of our ability.
In addition to your criminal DWI case, there will also be an ALR hearing. This ALR hearing will be where it is determined whether or not your license will be suspended. This hearing MUST be requested within 15 days of the date you are served with Notice of Suspension – which is normally the date of your arrest. Our Dallas DWI lawyer is dedicated to providing affordable and aggressive legal representation and to defend you throughout the entire process of your criminal case. We will do everything possible to help prevent your drivers license from being suspended, and help reduce the consequences you may be facing. If your license is suspended, we will help you obtain an occupational drivers license. The occupational license will allow you to drive to both work and school.
Speak with a Lawyer About Your Case
You may be left with a feeling of utter shock and disappointment if arrested for a DWI. We understand and are here to help. The choices you make after a DWI can have far reaching consequences on your future. You may choose to deal with issues alone or you may opt to have an attorney assist you. Our Dallas DWI law office has the knowledge and experience you need in the courtroom and at you ALR hearing. We will provide you aggressive representation to help either get you case dismissed, or the penalties minimized.
We have years of experience in DWI defense throughout all of North Texas. Call us today and we can help answer all of your DWI questions.
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