If you are facing a DWI charge in Texas, your life can be adversely altered by a conviction. You may face jail time, steep fines, a suspension of your license, and limitations on your life caused by having a criminal record.
Should you be in this situation, you might wonder if there’s any way out of it. The answer is that there might be, but it will involve negotiating a plea deal with the prosecutor – something only a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you achieve.
Before a prosecutor will offer or agree to a plea deal, however, there are a few things they will take into account:
- Whether or not this is your first DWI charge
- The state of your criminal record
- If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests showed that you were at or just below the 0.08 legal limit
- You refused a chemical test of your blood or breath during the investigation
- The police failed to establish probable cause
- The police didn’t properly administer a field sobriety test
- The police engaged in misconduct
- You were coherent and respectful toward the police
- The DWI didn’t cause an accident or injury
Prosecutors know that factors such as these can weaken their chances of securing a conviction, so they may offer a reduced charge in a plea deal. Although this wouldn’t mean avoiding a conviction entirely, it could mean a much less serious charge – such as reckless driving, public intoxication, or obstruction of a passageway – and much less severe consequences, often avoiding jail.
Who Can I Turn to for Help?
The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC can help clients who are charged with DWI fight their charges. Sometimes this means negotiating for less serious charges in a plea deal, especially if the prosecution is unwilling to drop all of the charges against you.
Our attorney has the experience and skill it takes to help you mitigate the circumstances of your DWI charges and help you avoid the most serious potential outcomes. Learn more about what we can do for clients like you by reaching out to us today!