Our Austin DUI Attorneys understand that most people who are arrested for a DUI in Texas are concerned about the impact of what that arrest and a possible conviction will mean to their job, freedom, and family. When you call one of our Austin DUI lawyers for a free consultation we will help you understand the process and explain how we go about defending you against these charges. Don’t wait, call now!
Austin DUI license suspension
The first thing our Austin DUI attorneys do after you hire us is appeal your Texas DUI license suspension. We only have 15 days from the date you receive the Notice of Suspension to file this appeal. If the appeal is not filed within this time we cannot appeal your license suspension. Our Austin DUI lawyers have extensive experience representing people at the Texas DUI ALR hearings. These hearings provide our first best opportunity to learn what evidence the State intends to use against you, and is a critical component of defending these charges.
What to do when pulled over for an Austin DUI
When you are pulled over for an Austin DUI you must provide the officer with your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and registration. You do not, however, have to answer any questions about where you are coming from, going to, or how much you have had to drink. Do not lie to the officer, but remain polite and refuse to answer any such questions.
You are not required by law to submit to any of the roadside SFST tests. Our Austin DUI lawyers recommend you do not submit to any of the SFST or roadside breath tests. The SFST tests are designed and administered in a way to make you fail them, thus giving the police justification to arrest you.
Travis County No Refusal Weekend
The No Refusal Weekend in Travis County means that if you refuse to provide a sample of your breath, blood or urine the police will seek a warrant to draw your blood. The warrant requires the police to prove probable cause that you were drunk driving. Not all such warrant applications are granted – though most are.
What to do after you have been arrested for DUI in Austin
The first thing you need to do is get out of jail and get your vehicle out of impound. The next thing you need to do is call our office immediately. Our Austin DUI attorneys only have a limited time to appeal your Texas DUI license suspension.
The third thing you need to do is understand that you are about to go through a stressful, time consuming, and costly process. Even if you simply go plead guilty you are facing around $10,000 in fines, fees, and costs. Our Austin DUI lawyerscan help you understand exactly what you face in your case. Call us right now for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.