Jim Butler has been doing criminal defense for 24+ years. Jim Butler helps his clients get out of jail time where they could have lost their jobs, causing themselves, and their families to suffer both financially and mentally. Jim’s cases consist of 100% DWI (driving while intoxicated). He has devoted all of his time to these types of cases. Jim does not endorse drunk driving, but he also believes that many innocent people are “needlessly arrested”, and is a major reason as to why he became a DUI lawyer.
“Many people don’t realize that it’s perfectly legal for an adult in Texas to drink alcohol and drive—as long as that adult maintains his or her mental and physical faculties. And the problem with most field sobriety tests is that they don’t give you the whole picture—if a person is nervous or tired, or even if they have a medical condition, they might ‘fail’ a test, even if they’re not intoxicated,” he says.
Anyone who receives a DWI offense, which stands for Driving While Intoxicated, should be aware of the seriousness of the charge. The offender should seek out a Houston DWI attorney that limits themselves to only DWI defense. If found guilty, the offense of a DWI can lead to very serious consequences.
These consequences can include the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, family fall-out, termination of employment and even incarceration. For those facing a DWI, Jim Butler of The Butler Law Firm has more than 24+ years of expertise to help you. You can call or email us today. Being arrested for the crime of DWI is only the beginning of a long process. Being charged with the crime does not determine its final outcome. The law is a matter of technical issues and conviction, fines, loss of license, and incarceration, and non of which are ever automatic. To have the best chance of a positive outcome it is necessary to get an experienced attorney to help you properly navigate your way through the legal process and protect your rights.
The Butler Law Firm has the experience needed to make sure those charged with the criminal offense of DWI, or DUI have the best chance of a successful outcome and that through the process of law, all of their rights are protected. You should contact Mr. Butler immediately for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
He has the experience to help you, so don’t delay, call today.
Most think that it’s necessary to register a blood alcohol level of .08 to be charged with DWI. Many find it shocking that this is not always the case.
If the police officer can demonstrate the driver is experiencing impaired driving ability through observation, it may be enough to charge the driver. Some examples are:
1. Swerving a vehicle to correct its course
2. Driving in the middle of 2 lanes instead of remaining in one.
3. Nearly hitting something or someone.
4. Hitting the brakes erratically.
5. Making a right turn at a stop sign or red light without coming to a complete stop. Also known as a rolling stop.
6. Being too cautious or driving too slowly.
7. Taking a turn too narrowly or too widely.
8. Allowing the vehicle to drift from side to side on the roadway.
It is possible to lose your driving privileges for 90 days and up to 2 years. For those who hold a commercial driver’s license, any refusal or failure to take a breath test could mean your commercial driving status is revoked for a period of 1 year. In this situation, the officer making the arrest can take your license and issue you a special temporary permit that comes with a notice of suspension. Should this happen, it is necessary to request a hearing on the matter with-in fifteen days or it results in automatic suspension 40 days following the arrest.
This only represents a couple of the steps in the process of law regarding the matter. As you can see, without the help of an experienced attorney, it is highly likely you will not know how to proceed in the most effective way to get the results you hope for. At Butler Law office, Mr. Butler is an experienced attorney in Houston that understands the complexities of the criminal charge of DWI. Mr. Butler’s law firm has defended hundreds of people charged with this crime. His firm will take you through the process step by step and keep you well informed along the way. His office will serve as a counselor to help you understand the process along its sometimes long and upsetting path. As well, this firm will make sure your rights are fully protected.
This could greatly affect your life, the life of your family and that of work. Additional cost might include public transportation for going to work, going out for errands, shopping, and other family activities. The suspension of your license will begin 40 days after the charge was made if you do nothing. Mr. Butler’s Houston based firm has 24+ years of experience and can help get you the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
Butler Law will ensure that procedures were followed to the strictest letter of the law and any evidence collected was processed as required by law. Butler’s Houston-based law firm will fully review the case with the District Attorney’s office to see what options are available in the case. Often for the sake of expediency and less court time, the D.A. will offer plea agreements that are favorable to the accused. But this seldom happens without the assistance of a skilled criminal attorney.
Mr. Butler is the owner of this Houston-based criminal law office. Mr. Butler will do everything possible under the law to resolve the issue in the best possible way for his client. Contact them immediately for a free consultation.