After A DWI Charge, A Skilled Attorney Is Crucial
Being charged with driving under the influence can impact all areas of your life. From going to work or running errands, it makes things increasingly difficult. I am Juan Ramos, founder of Juan Ramos Law Group, PLLC, and I help clients throughout Texas. I believe people are entitled to honest, competent representation. I do everything I can to help people understand their options and defend their rights. You can expect a strong advocate every step of the way.
A Conviction Can Be Costly; I Can Help
Most states refer to driving under the influence as a DUI. In Texas, it is more commonly known as DWI, which stands for driving while intoxicated. The terms are interchangeable and generally mean the same thing. In order to be charged, a police officer must have pulled you over due to reasonable suspicion. Then, your blood alcohol content (BAC) must be at .08 or higher. That being said, even if your BAC is not above the legal limit, you can still be charged. An officer can allege that your mental and physical abilities were impaired enough that you could not safely operate a vehicle.
If you are being accused of drunk driving, don’t panic. In many cases, I have been able to negotiate the consequences down for my clients. If convicted, though, you are looking at serious consequences. If it is your first offense, you are looking at a $2,000 fine, 180 days in jail and a license suspension of up to one year. If it is your second or third offense, it can jump up to a $10,000 fine, 10 years in prison and a two-year license suspension. I take these charges seriously and know how to handle them. I am a communicative, professional and flexible criminal defense attorney. You will never be left in the dark.
Call Today To Schedule Your Initial Consultation
As an experienced lawyer, I recommend that you act quickly. The legal system moves fast, and it’s important to secure a legal advocate as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation, call my office in McAllen at 956-468-2435 today. You can also fill out my contact form online. I assist clients in both Hidalgo County and the Rio Grande Valley. My staff and I speak both English and Spanish.