The aftermath of an arrest for DWI is jarring. You could face jail, steep fines, loss of your license, mandatory classes, probation and perhaps the loss of your job. So many things in your life are at risk, and the conviction stays on your record for years.
You need a skilled legal team that will advocate for you and do its best to get DWI charges reduced or dismissed. Hightower, Franklin, & James, PLLC. in Nacogdoches, Texas, is an experienced team of attorneys that will provide a thorough investigation into your case, examining the traffic stop, legitimacy of the roadside sobriety test and Breathalyzer results. We will tenaciously support you and fight for you at every stage.
Our DWI defense lawyers practice in Nacogdoches County and surrounding counties of Deep East Texas. Call us right away at 936-560-3300.
Attorney Sean Hightower has undergone some of the same DWI training that law enforcement officers receive. For example, Mr. Hightower has a certification in gas chromatography through the National College for DWI Defense. He is one of the few attorneys nationwide who knows how to operate a gas chromatograph, the instrument that tests samples in DWI and drug cases. In fact, he is consulted by lawyers across the country for his extensive knowledge of this technology and how to challenge the results.
He also is certified in Standard Field Sobriety Testing, the tests performed after a traffic stop to determine whether a driver is impaired. This background qualifies Mr. Hightower to dispute law enforcement’s field tests as the basis for arrest. You need every advantage you can get when facing drunk driving charges.
You must remember that the penalties for DWI in Texas can be severe:
- First offense – Three to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, and loss of your driver’s license for up to a year
- Second offense – 30 days up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, and license suspension for up to two years
- Third offense – Two to 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and license suspension for up to two years
- Refusal – Refusing to the submit to a blood or breath test results in automatic license suspension for 180 days.
Repeat offenses or aggravating factors can drastically increase the penalties for DWI.
We work with many clients including individuals accused of underage drinking and driving. A drunk driving conviction can tarnish their personal life for years. College students arrested for DUI not only face criminal penalties, but possible expulsion from school.
You don’t want a DWI conviction on your record and all the collateral consequences And that’s why you need to retain the experienced and knowledgeable criminal law firm of Hightower, Franklin, & James, PLLC. in Nacogdoches, Texas. We will defend you and never give up.
For a free consultation, contact our team online or call 936-560-3300. Se habla español.