Harris County, Texas

Harris County DWI Resource

Harris County Court HouseThe biggest mistake a person charged with DWI can make is to simply hire an inexpensive lawyer thinking that they will just take probation and get it over with, not wanting to fight the DWI. Upon taking probation in Harris County, a person will have a conviction for DWI, be required to pay fines and court costs, perform community service hours, attend a 3 night DWI education class, attend a Victim Impact Panel, submit to random drug testing, pay a donation to Crime Stoppers, and potentially be required to have a breath testing device on the ignition of their vehicle also known as an Ignition Interlock Device.Harris County DWI cases, many times, even bad DWI cases can be dismissed or won at trial. Its important to note that even cases where there is an abundance of damaging evidence, such as a breath test, vehicle accident, poor video or incriminating statements can still be successfully defended if you hire a competent and experienced DWI attorney.

A DWI, most of the time is not about whether or not the person was intoxicated, but rather about what the State of Texas can prove. Determining the strength of the State’s evidence is the key role an experienced DWI lawyer can play. Many cases can be won based procedural issues or administration issues that will keep the evidence out of the jury’s consideration. Good DWI lawyers will take the case, look at the evidence and then begin to deconstruct the State’s case so that they are forced to dismiss it for fear of losing at trial.