Grimes County DWI Attorney
DWI Defense Lawyer Serving Clients in Grimes County, Texas
DWI lawyer Douglas W. Atkinson is committed to assisting clients who have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) in and around Grimes County, Texas. With a legal practice devoted exclusively to criminal defense, Mr. Atkinson has been able to dedicate his time and effort to defending clients just like you since 1998.
Despite how intimidating your drunk driving charges may appear, retaining the services of a seasoned Grimes County DWI attorney is absolutely vital. Without legal representation, you may fail to know your rights and options to defend your case. Simply because you have been arrested for DWI does not mean you will be convicted, and with help from an aggressive legal team, you will have a greater chance of finding a favorable outcome. Contact him today at (936) 681-0031.
Act Immediately to Fight for Your Driving Privileges
After a DWI arrest, the driver should contact Doug Atkinson at once. You only have 15 days to request an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing. Failure to schedule this hearing will result in the automatic suspension of your driving privileges, regardless of whether you are eventually found guilty of DWI in criminal court. Fortunately, Attorney Atkinson, a Grimes County DWI attorney can schedule this hearing for you and can represent you at the hearing in order to offer you the best chance of a positive outcome.
Getting the Defense Your Case Requires
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in a public place. Per Texas law, "intoxicated" is defined as not having the normal use of one's physical and/or mental abilities due to alcohol and/or drugs, or having a blood or breath alcohol level of .08% or greater.
There are a number of aggressive and effective DWI defense strategies that a skilled lawyer may be able to utilize after taking on your case. Your lawyer will need to look at every single aspect of your arrest and charge in order to determine what strategy will work best for your particular circumstances. Attorney Doug Atkinson is ready to handle your case and help you pursue the best possible outcome available.
Your lawyer will need to consider many different factors when assessing the circumstances of your case. Field sobriety testing methods are among the most controversial because they are well known for their inaccuracy when it comes to reading a person's intoxication level. When you are suspected of drinking and driving, law enforcement officers may pull you over. It is at this time – the time of the initial police stop – that field sobriety tests will be administered to determine whether or not their suspicions are correct. However, these types of tests are less than reliable and cannot be taken at face value.
Even breath and blood tests can yield results that do not reflect your true sobriety. The circumstances of your arrest and the manner in which you were driving before you were pulled over should be thoroughly reviewed by an attorney. If a police officer pulled you over without suspicion, or if the devices used to conduct your breath and blood test were not properly used, then your case stands a good chance of reduced or dropped sentencing.
Why You Need a Grimes County DWI Defense Attorney
Facing any type of criminal charges without the assistance of a defense attorney can leave a person feeling unsure and helpless in regards to what their future holds. A Grimes County DWI conviction can leave a person facing:
- Jail time
- Heavy fines
- Community service
- License suspension
With a talented and aggressive DWI attorney at your side, you have the opportunity to avoid these penalties because your rights and interests will be protected at every step of the criminal court process.
DWI defense lawyer Doug Atkinson takes on drunk driving cases throughout all of Grimes County, including in Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission, Richards, Shiro and Stoneham. He has succcessful case results, and even some that have made the news.
Arrested for drunk driving, DWI or DUI in Texas? Contact Grimes County DWI lawyer Doug Atkinson regarding your case!
2nd DWI w/ Open Container Not Guilty
7 Class C Misdemeanor Offenses All Cases Dismissed
Assault Not Guilty
Domestic Violence Dismissed
Domestic Violence Dismissed
Driving While License Invalid. Dismissed
Drug Charge Drug Charge Reduced, Deportation Avoided
Drug Possession Dismissed