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What To Know About DWI In Fort Worth Texas

Most states automatically start proceedings to suspend a person’s driver’s license immediately after an arrest for suspected DWI. Each state has a different time frame and procedure, but you will lose your license if you do not request a special hearing within a specific number of days after an arrest. In North Texas the time frame is 15 days. You have one opportunity to keep your driver’s license from being suspended. After that, it is difficult to get your license back regardless of the need or circumstances and despite the fact that a court of law may find you innocent. This is another reason why it is important to contact a DWI attorney immediately and get professional help.

Your Have To Act Quickly

  1. Your license will automatically be suspended, without a hearing, on the 41st day after your arrest if you do not request a hearing within 15 days after your arrest.
  2. Only an experienced DWI attorney can request a hearing to save your license.
  3. A DWI Defense Attorney get your penalties reduced or dismissed
  4. Fines may cost well over $10,000 unless your DWI defense Lawyer can reduce the charges
  5. There will be mandatory jail time unless a DWI attorney fights the charges.
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Call The Fort Worth DWI Lawyers Today at The Coffey Firm

Have you been arrested and charged with a DWI in Fort Worth, Texas or the surrounding Dallas – Fort Worth area? The state of Texas takes the crime of driving while intoxicated very seriously and, as a result, has instituted some of the most severe penalties in the nation. If you were arrested in Fort Worth or Tarrant County for allegedly driving drunk, you need the best DWI lawyer on your side.

For immediate help with your DWI in Fort Worth, contact the Fort Worth DWI attorneys at The Coffey Firm by calling 817-831-3100 or request a FREE DWI Consultation to discuss your DWI. The initial consultation is always FREE and there is NO obligation, so call now.

Can You Lose Your Driver’s License For A DWI Arrest?

Most states automatically start proceedings to suspend a person’s driver’s license immediately after an arrest for suspected DWI. Each state has a different time frame and procedure, but you will lose your license if you do not request a special hearing within a specific number of days after an arrest. In North Texas the time frame is 15 days. You have one opportunity to keep your driver’s license from being suspended. After that, it is difficult to get your license back regardless of the need or circumstances and despite the fact that a court of law may find you innocent. This is another reason why it is important to contact a DWI attorney immediately and get professional help.

Why Choose Us?

We specialize in DWI and Criminal Defense In North Texas. Each individual has the right to a second chance without being labeled unfairly from a DWI charge. Rely on our proven track record to get your DWI dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. For over 28+ years serving clients in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. We are listed on top directories such as Top Fort Worth DWI Attorneys, Best Tarrant County DUI Lawyers, Arlington DWI Lawyers, Top DWI Lawyers in Collin County and Dallas DWI Defense Lawyers.

Our #1 Goal is No Criminal Record & No DWI Probation

What Makes Us A “Top” DWI Laywers? – Mimi, Fort Worth DWI Attorney.

One word: “Experience”. I have worked hard over the years ever since I became a criminal defense attorney. After 28+ years of practice, I am proud to represent my community and I believe that everyone is entitled to a strong defense when faced with the emotional stress and life-changing effects of a DWI, including inability to be qualified as an instructor for your child’s driver’s education. I am a DWI Attorney that is board certified in DWI Defense by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), which is a certification that is not easily or freely earned.
I have also been invited to be a legal analyst on many national news programs, which again shows how respected my experience is on a national level. The same can be said about teaching and speaking. I have been invited to speak and teach at multiple criminal defense conferences, but I especially pride myself constantly teaching my team of attorneys at the Coffey Firm. I hold myself and the rest of my firm to a very high standard.

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What Is DWI In Fort Worth Texas?

The Texas Penal Code defines a DWI, in section 49.04 as “A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.”
The Texas Penal Code defines Intoxicated, in section 49.01 as “not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance in the body, or having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more.

Is There Anyway To Fight A DWI Charge?

No matter what the situation may seem like, it is impossible to know how to fight a DWI charge without the right training. DWI is very specialized. It involves either infrared spectroscopy (breath testing) or gas chromatography (blood testing). The breath or blood test may not be admissible due to legal or scientific issues. Prosecutors do not generally collect this data (maintenance records, machine validation studies, calibration records). This is specialized data that must be obtained independently. The Coffey Firm has earned a reputation in understanding, obtaining and successfully fighting the forensics of a DWI. What may look like a totally unwinnable case may actually turn out to be a case that the state can’t meet their burden of proof.

We Have Got Your Back

When you get a DWI it is natural to feel ashamed, alone, deeply disappointed in yourself and even angry. It is also natural when falsely accused to feel deep resentment, bitterness towards the police and rage over feelings of disrespect. If you get down on yourself please know that there will always be an end to this saga. “Drink. Drive Go to Jail.” is NOT the law. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is NOT the law. Know that many good people have been where you are. If you are looking for an experienced DWI lawyer near you, know that Mimi Coffey handles most of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas.

When you face a DWI charge it can be scary, intimidating, and exhausting. Throughout the process of your case, you will want a caring, knowledgeable, and hard-working team on your side. The Coffey Firm wants to help you through this process.

Each of our attorneys work hands on to ensure that you will feel comfortable, and made aware of all of your options. Our confidential evaluations are free, all you need to do is CALL US (817) 831-3100 for a FREE DWI CONSULTATION.

Can I Get Off of DWI Probation Early?

Getting off of DWI Probation early is a very common question. DWI Probation can feel very different from other types of probation with all of the additional conditions. On top of that, the cost of having an interlock device builds up over time causing financial problems. Early release of DWI Probation is a complicated subject. One the one hand, the law specifically states that one cannot end probation early on an offense under sections 49.04 – 49.08 of the Texas Penal code (i.e., the DWI sections) in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 42A.701(g). On a deferred adjudication probation, however, the law is a bit more ambiguous.

Overall, the deferred adjudication statutes will control over the other probation statutes on a deferred adjudication probation. This means that the judge may end a DWI Deferred probation early if “the best interest of society and the defendant will be served”. Further, a successfully completed deferred probation may not act as grounds to deny/suspend/revoke professional or occupational licenses/certificates (with a few exceptions) if the person is otherwise qualified. In the end, the decision to allow for early release of DWI deferred probation is up to the judge’s discretion. Many judges listen to what probation tells them, though. So, performing perfectly on probation means that probation may give the judge a good report.

What If This Is My First DWI?

A first-time DWI in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor. The penalties for a first-time DWI include:

    1. A fine of up to $2,000
    2. Between 3 and 180 days in jail
    3. License suspension for up to two years
    4. DWI intervention or education program
    5. Possible ignition interlock device

The minimum jail time is three days unless you are granted probation. Jail time is not mandatory for a first-time DWI. There are many ways to avoid or reduce jail time.
If you were driving with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more, then it is a Class A misdemeanor. The penalties for a Class A misdemeanor include up to one year in jail and/or up to $4,000 in fines.

What If This Is My Second DWI?

A second DWI in Texas is a Class A misdemeanor, which is a step up from the first conviction. Penalties include:

  1. A fine of up to $4,500
  2. Jail time of 30 days to 1 year
  3. A driver’s license suspension of 180 days to 2 years
  4. An ignition interlock device as a condition of bond

Bond for repeat DWI offenders in Texas normally starts around $10,000, but can be much higher depending on the circumstances of the incident and the time between prior convictions.
It is critical to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after your second DWI charge. They can give you the best chance of mitigating or avoiding these significant consequences.

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“My bride and I were talking about you last night and how complex each of your trials must be for you personally to prepare for the trial day. Granted you have a team of marksmen to gather and package blocks of details, but it’s still incredible when you really look at the amount of and depth of information you receive and take the time to understand each individuals life up to the arrest and EVERY single detail from the initiation of the stop forward to the release and then post release related things like breathalyzer interlock yada yada AND YOU DO IT SO WELL, I remember by the day I first got to meet you in person you already knew me well enough to defend my character without any need to search for retort to the DA judge, or any witness. AND THEN you interlace that with your legal training flawlessly. YOU MIMI COFFEY are a true modern day hero that does the real deal it takes to actually WIN court hearings the correct way(in my eyes as a tradesman having fine skill to deliver a product that when you see it, there is no doubt why it stands out with close detail presentation)/not that that’s even close to the same\. I just want to say once again THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO TO STAND UP FOR PEOPLE!”

“I recently hired the Coffey Firm for representation, it was a great experience. They were knowledgeable about what options there and what was realistic to expect, great level set from the start. They took time to know you and your life, and listened very well.

They are well respected in the courts, and set great strategies. My outcome was better than I expected and would recommend them to anyone.”

“Choosing The Coffey Firm was the best decision I made regarding my DWI. Mimi and her team handled my case and took care of pretty much everything from the start. I really appreciated the payment plan and the fact that Andrew and Mimi went to my court dates for me so i could continue to work and live a productive life. I am very happy with the result of my case, i believe that being thoroughly informed and educated on the DWI process and all the legal/factual aspects of my case enabled me to make the best decision for myself given my options. There was never a moment that Robyn or Colin wasn’t in the office and able to assist me and i thank them so much for not letting me worry and putting my mind at ease throughout this case. I believe that The Coffey Firm genuinely care about their clients and I would recommend choosing The Coffey Firm to my friends, family, and anyone and everyone who has a DWI. They have definitely earned my trust and future business.”

“I cannot say enough about The Coffey Firm! From the moment I walked into their office door… to my court date where Mimi represented me personally, the process was without a doubt a complete success. Each member of the team inspired confidence every step of the way. They all take a very personal approach and made sure I was well taken care of! This is a group of experienced and caring people that I put all of my trust in. They were able to produce an amazing outcome on my case! Right after I got my DWI, I asked a family member (who is a former Judge for the State of Texas) for advice. I followed his advice and it led me right to The Coffey Firm. One of the things that impressed me before ever going in for my initial consultation was the amount of expertise Mimi has gained through years of specialized DWI defense she has provided for so many people. She is also heavily involved in state and national DWI defense attorney organizations. She is even a Regent of the National College for DUI Defense. Without this level of expertise I would have felt lost and intimidated by the myriad of processes that the judicial system has in place for DWI. With this team on my side, I was confident that my case would result in the absolute best possible outcome. In hindsight, that confidence was warranted and justified, because they produced what I’ve since described to other people as a ‘home run’. I would quickly recommend The Coffey Firm to anyone in need of representation for a DWI, these guys are the best in the business!”