Should I blow in Harris County DWI Stop?
If you are arrested for DWI and refuse to give a breath or blood sample (known as a "refusal") or provide a sample higher than the legal limit of.08 (known as a "failure"), the Department of Public Safety may suspend your driving privileges for 180 days for refusal or 90 days for failure. The suspension period can be longer if you have been convicted of DWI before. You must request an Administrative License Revocation hearing (ALR) within 15 days after you were served with the notice of suspension/revocation, which is usually the date you were arrested. A subpoena must be served on the officers involved in this case to require their attendance at the hearing. Ronnie Yeates, an experienced attorney, is a wise choice, as the rules for ALR hearings can be complex and unique. Ronnie Yeates has successfully prevented the suspension of clients' driver's licenses in ALR hearings.
Harris County DWI Offenses
DWI offenses are serious. However, the severity of penalties depends on a variety of factors. DWIs first offenses are usually Class B misdemeanors unless the breath or blood result exceeds.15, which is upgraded to a Class "A" misdemeanor. A second DWI is treated as a Class "A" misdemeanor. Many DWIs can be considered felonies, such as DWIs with children passengers (even first DWIs), DWI third offenses, and DWIs resulting in injury or death, also known as intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter. Convictions for DWI offenses can lead to higher insurance rates and permanent criminal records. If you are convicted of a felony, you may be unable to vote, ineligible for certain types of employment, and prohibited from owning firearms. You may also have to pay the mandatory civil fee, which can be up to $6,000.00 for a first-time offense. DWI cases can best be defended by challenging every stage in the investigation. Ronnie Yeates is well-equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to challenge the validity or inaccuracies of the traffic stop, the officer's initial observations, and the way the field sobriety tests were administered.
Harris County DWI Can Affect Your Insurance Rates
We will review your driving record, including any previous convictions, jail sentences, insurance rates, community service, fines, jail time, or jail time. Also, we will look at your charges and blood alcohol level to help us determine the best way to fight the charges. We will be there to help you every step of your way to find the best defense strategy to prevent the DWI charge from becoming a conviction. Because we know the difficulties of a Texas license suspension, we will do everything possible to ensure your license is not suspended. We are ready to defend you. Ronnie Yeates is highly qualified and experienced. Ronnie's wide range of experience will become helpful when trying to fight your DWI. Ronnie has dealt with cases ranging from small tickets to major felonies. You can trust he will do everything possible to fight for you.