Austin DWI Attorney - Gibson Law Office
700 Lavaca, Suite 1010
Austin TX 78701
Being accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Austin can be a very daunting experience. With the threat of jail time, fines, and driver’s license suspension if convicted, you may want to consider hiring a qualified Austin DWI attorney to represent you during this time. An attorney who is experienced in this complicated field of law will be familiar with the best defense strategies for your situation.
Pleading guilty may be a tempting option; however, there are a number of facts that the prosecution must prove in order to win their case. With the right attorney on your side, you may be able to weaken the prosecution’s case against you in order to win or have your DWI reduced to a lesser charge.
Hiring an attorney as quickly as possible after your Austin DWI arrest is extremely important. You have a short window of time in which you must request a hearing with Department of Public Safety (DPS) after your arrest in order to avoid an administrative license suspension. That’s right—if you fail a chemical test or refuse to take one, you only have 15 days to request a hearing or your license will automatically be suspended. This suspension occurs whether or not you are convicted of drunk driving in criminal court. A DWI attorney can help you file the necessary paperwork and represent you during this hearing.
To prepare for your criminal case, an Austin DWI attorney will review evidence—such as police reports, video and chemical test results--as well as interview any witnesses. By looking at the evidence, your attorney will determine if there were any problems with your arrest and use this to build a defense for your case.
Attorney Ken Gibson represents clients in Austin who are facing DWI charges. In addition to successfully completing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety training course—the same training that law enforcement agents must undergo—he also owns an Intoxilyzer 5000. This machine is used by Texas law enforcement to perform breath tests. His knowledge of field sobriety and breath testing gives him the upper hand when defending clients against their serious charges.
Hiring a DWI attorney is an investment in your future. With a conviction on your record, you may face both employment and insurance problems. Let Attorney Gibson help you avoid the serious consequences that come with a DWI conviction. Contact him today for a complementary initial consultation.