Pulled Over For Drunk Driving? Your Future Is Not A Foregone Conclusion.
When the police pull you over and administer intoxication tests, many people are convinced that their future is over. A drunk driving charge will follow you and can have a devastating impact on your financial and personal future. But a ticket is not the same as a conviction, and you still have the power to fight the charges against you – if you take the right steps.
My name is Armando J. Román. After serving Texans for nearly two decades, I understand our legal system and how to advocate for you in the criminal justice system. Come to my San Antonio office so we can talk about the specifics of your situation.
What Texas Law Says About Drunk Driving
For as much as the police want you to believe that a charge inevitably leads to a conviction, even seemingly open-and-shut cases have an opportunity for defense. Breathalyzers and other intoxication tests are often miscalibrated, inaccurate or improperly applied. Any kind of police overreach or misconduct can be used as a defense.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense, which can lead to both serious fines and lengthy prison sentences. On top of those consequences, a conviction can prevent you from receiving assistance like food stamps or housing and can jeopardize your educational and employment prospects. Aggravating factors – like the presence of children or serious resulting injuries to others – can mean substantially more serious penalties in addition to the basics. Ask yourself: Can you afford not to fight?