Protecting Your Rights In Deep East Texas

Skillfully Fending Off Enhanced Penalties In DWI Cases

A DWI charge is always serious, but the penalties are greatly enhanced by aggravating factors such as repeat arrests, excessive blood alcohol content or driving drunk with a child in the car. If you face enhanced penalties, it is all the more important to hire a skilled Texas criminal defense attorney.

Hightower, Franklin, & James, PLLC. in Nacogdoches represents people in surrounding Deep East Texas who have been arrested for DWI. Attorney Sean Hightower is a skilled and tactical lawyer who has the same training as law enforcement. He uses those insights to provide an effective defense to spare you from the harshest consequences.

Aggressive Representation And Skilled Negotiation

If you have aggravating factors in a drunk driving arrest, stiffer penalties and consequences may apply. They include mandatory jail time, exorbitant fines, having your license suspended or revoked, higher auto insurance rates and the installation of an ignition interlock device inside your vehicle. A conviction can also cost you your job or future employment opportunities.

The stakes are much higher in DWI charges if any of the following apply:

  • One or more prior DWI convictions
  • A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 or greater
  • A child under the age of 15 in the vehicle
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Fleeing a police officer
  • Causing a crash resulting in injury or death

Mr. Hightower is among an elite group of attorneys who can operate a gas chromatograph, the instrument that tests samples in DWI and drug cases. He also is certified in the Standard Field Sobriety Test, a series of three tests performed after a traffic stop. With such a background, he is equipped to dispute law enforcement’s findings and challenge the underlying traffic stop or arrest. In Mr. Hightower, you get aggressive representation, a skilled negotiator and an attorney prepared to go to trial if your freedom and future are in jeopardy.

Our Team Takes The Tough Cases

We have can help minimize the impact of prior DWIs or other aggravating circumstances. Don’t let a DWI ruin your life. Hightower, Franklin, & James, PLLC. is ready to advocate for you in negotiations with the prosecutor or in your courtroom proceedings and license hearing. Contact us through our online form or call 936-560-3300. Se habla español.


We use our skills and knowledge based on decades of experience to protect your rights.

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    Nacogdoches, TX 75961

    Phone: 936-560-3300
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