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Plano DWI Lawyer

Protect Your Future with Award-Winning Legal Defense

Being charged with a DWI is something that will carry years of consequences including steep fines, driving restrictions, and possibly even jail time. Your ability to protect your future depends on finding the right legal representation. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and many years listed on the Super Lawyers® list, the Wilder Law Firm is your advocate during these challenging times. Do not fight your case alone. Get help today.

Dial (214) 855-7737 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Being Arrested for DWI in Collin, Dallas & Tarrant Counties

Upon a DWI arrest, your driver’s license could be immediately suspended or revoked. You only have up to 15 days to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing with the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS). Your hearing can be used to contest the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.

At the Wilder Law Firm, we stand by our clients and have been defending their rights and driving privileges for decades. We can we appear on your behalf at an ALR hearing and cross-examine law enforcement officers to minimize the consequences of a DWI.

It is often during an ALR hearing that we are able to:

  • Uncover favorable evidence
  • Determine if an officer violated someone’s rights
  • Establish falsehood in an incident report or witness testimony

This can be the key to unlocking evidence that could allow our clients to walk away without ever having to step foot in a courtroom, and more importantly, without conviction.

How Intoxication is Detected

When determining whether a driver is intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, law enforcement officers may use different practices to test the sobriety of the driver.

Blood alcohol content of a driver may be determined by:

  • Breathalyzer test
  • Blood test
  • Urine test

Intoxication may also be determined with field sobriety testing. If the driver shows intoxication by lacking normal use of his or her mental or physical faculties by reason of ingestion of an alcohol or drug, that is sufficient for a DWI arrest.

Penalties for DWI

There are various levels of DWI crimes with different penalties and offense levels.

Depending on whether or not this is the first offense, consequences can include:

  • First DWI offense: Class B Misdemeanor with a fine up to $2,000, jail time ranging from 72 hours – 180 days, and license suspension for 90 – 365 days
  • Second DWI offense: Class A Misdemeanor with a fine up to $4,000, jail time ranging from 30 – 365 days, and license suspension for 180 days – 2 years
  • Third DWI offense: Third Degree felony with a fine up to $10,000, 2 – 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and license suspension for 180 days – 2 years

Other types of DWI crimes include:

  • Intoxication assault
  • Intoxication manslaughter
  • DWI with a child passenger
  • First DWI with open container enhancement

The 0.08 blood alcohol content level applies to persons of the age 21 or over in Texas. Minors, those who are under the legal drinking age of 21, may be charged with a DWI for having any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. Commercial drivers may be charged with a DWI if their blood alcohol content level is at 0.04 or higher.

Benefits of Working with the Wilder Law Firm

We have helped individuals facing first-time DWI, as well as second DWI conviction, felony DWI, intoxication assault, and intoxication manslaughter. We know that facing DWI charges can be incredibly overwhelming, but you do not have to take on your case alone.

You will benefit from our:

  • Client-focused, relentless, and aggressive defense strategies
  • Insider’s perspective and knowledge as a former prosecutor
  • Membership in the National College for DUI Defense
  • Legal team, which includes the only paralegal in the state of Texas who is a Certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor

Do not wait to get the help of Attorney Doug Wilder. Call (214) 855-7737 right away to schedule your free consultation with our firm.

Our Commitment

  • CORRESPONDENCE

    Notification of all Court settings and updates in writing, as well as assistance preparing for your DWI court appearance.

  • THOROUGH INVESTIGATION

    A full investigation will be conducted into all the facts of your case. Our goal is to develop the best possible defense for your case.

  • PHONE CALLS

    All calls will be returned by a member of our firm by the end of the next business day. You will also have immediate call or text access with us.

  • TRIAL CONFERENCE

    A trial conference will be conducted in our office to ensure that we can properly & effectively discuss the facts of your case.