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Georgetown DWI Lawyers

Fighting for Your Best Possible Outcome Throughout Williamson County

If you were arrested for drunk or drugged driving in or around Georgetown, take action as soon as possible. Your driver’s license is on the line for an automatic suspension if you fail to act within 15 days. Along with this, you will be facing criminal penalties that can have a major impact on your life and leave you with a criminal record that can never be sealed. A permanent criminal record can put you at a disadvantage when trying to find a new job or a place to live. You may even have trouble when applying for education aid or a professional license in careers like real estate, pharmacy, nursing, and others. You need to fight back with a tough defense. The most effective way to accomplish that is with the help of a DWI defense lawyer who has experience in the local courts.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we focus a primary part of our practice on Texas DWI defense. That means we handle these charges on a routine basis in the local courts. We know how the other side operates, what to expect, and how to investigate all aspects of your arrest to spot mistakes and weaknesses in the state’s evidence. We will conduct our own thorough examination of every part of your case, from why you were pulled over to how chemical tests were conducted, the state of the machinery used, and more. Through bold, straightforward action and a tenacious approach, we will do everything possible to help you achieve the best possible case result.

Ready to get started? Talk to a Georgetown, TX DWI attorney in a free initial consultation. Contact us at (512) 359-3743. Available 24/7.

DWI Charges in Texas

A DWI (driving while intoxicated) charge in Texas is levied when:

  • Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher as an adult;
  • Operating a vehicle with any detectable amount of alcohol in your system if you are under 21 years of age;
  • Operating a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04 percent or higher as a CDL holder;
  • Operating a vehicle while lacking the normal use of your mental or physical faculties; or
  • Operating a vehicle while impaired from the use of drugs, whether street drugs, medical prescriptions, or over-the-counter medications such as sleep aids or allergy and cold medicines

To pull you over, a law enforcement officer must have probable cause. This means something in your driving behavior must have suggested that you were under the influence, such as weaving in and out of your lane or failing to stop at a traffic sign or signal.

Texas Driver’s License Suspension for DWI

DWI arrests will lead to an automatic suspension of your driver’s license by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) unless you request a hearing within 15 days to challenge it. This type of hearing is called “administrative” and is a separate action from the criminal case, which will take place in a local criminal court. If you fail to request the hearing, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we highly recommend that you retain our services to not only defend you in criminal court but to represent you before the DPS to save your license. While a suspension may occur, we will fight hard to help you avoid this possibility.

DWI Penalties in Texas

A first DWI is charged as a Class B misdemeanor carrying up to 180 days in jail and/or fines of up to $2,000. You may also be faced with court costs, probation conditions, and increased auto insurance premiums. Second and third offenses are punished more severely.

Bring Your Case to a Committed DWI Attorney in Georgetown, TX

Smith & Vinson Law Firm knows how to challenge the validity of DWI arrests, including the initial stop, reliability of chemical tests, administration and grading of field sobriety tests, and possible violations of your constitutional rights. Our Georgetown, TX DWI attorneys have the extensive training and experience you need to fight back against this serious charge. We represent clients in Round Rock, Cedar Park, and throughout Williamson County.

Contact us at (512) 359-3743 today to speak with a Georgetown DWI lawyer.

Our Client Reviews

Earning Our Reputation by Protecting Yours
  • Smith and Vinson are absolutely incredible! They go above and beyond to help their clients and have a track record of success in getting cases dismissed. Their aggressive approach and unwavering dedication make them stand out from the rest.
    - Linda W.
  • What sets this firm apart is their unwavering dedication to their clients. They listen attentively, provide clear guidance, and approach every case with the utmost diligence. Their attention to detail is truly impressive, and they leave no stone unturned.
    - Former Client
  • When in battle you need people by your side who are fierce enough to face the opposition with you. Brad and Jarod far exceeded my expectations with their passion for winning and attention to detail.
    - Nikki C.
  • After the Jury was selected, the first witness was called to the stand, and Brad and Jarrod imploded the State's case. Moments later, the case was dismissed. I couldn't be any more thankful for Smith & Vinson.
    - Former Client

    A Proven Track Record

    Check Out Our Recent Case Results
    • Not Guilty 2nd DWI

      911 caller reported a major rollover, single car accident. EMS and fire arrived on scene. They had to break the window to get our client out of the car. He said he had swerved to miss a deer and had been up close to 18 hours before the crash. Police later arrived on scene, spoke to our client and he admitted to coming from a bar and drinking 2 martinis.

    • Not Guilty 2nd DWI

      Our client was pulled over for a traffic violation. Officer smelled alcohol, client admitted to consuming a few drinks. Officer also noted slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Client performed the SFST’s (roadside tests). Officer said he failed all 3, eye test, walk and turn and one-leg stand. Officer placed client under arrest and asked him for a sample of breath and/or blood. Client refused. Officer did not get a blood warrant.

    • Case Dismissed 2nd DWI

      Our client was involved in a vehicle accident in La Grange where she was ejected from the vehicle and had to stay in the hospital. There was alcohol in the car, and she had prior DWIs. The ethanol levels in her blood came back at a .13 so she was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. This client was unaware that she was charged after she left the hospital which resulted in the charge of Bail Jumping. However she maintained that she had only an 8% functioning liver due and upon researching her medical hist

    • Deferred Adjudication Aggravated Assault & Tampering with Evidence

      Our client was involved in a verbal dispute that turned into an altercation where a firearm was discharged into the ground. The round ricocheted and grazed a party to the dispute. Our client was facing multiple felony convictions and a prison sentence.

    • Deferred Adjudication Aggravated Assault Family Violence w/ Serious Bodily Injury

      Our client was involved in a domestic altercation that resulted in one of the parties sustaining a very serious life -altering injury that required serious medical intervention. We took the case and approached our defense with heavy strong willed negotiations with the State.

    • Rejected Pre-Indictment Aggravated Assault Strangulation/Impeding Airway Investigation

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