I got a DWI in El Paso- Now What?
If you are arrested for DWI in El Paso, your license is at risk and you face the potential for jail time. You will need to respond to the criminal charges right away, so you need to contact an attorney right away to represent you. The Huerta Law Firm, can assist you in responding strategically to a DWI case against you.
What to Do After Getting a DWI
After a DWI arrest, you have to decide how to plead, as you will need to enter a plea at arraignment. If you don’t want to try to fight the charges, you should still talk with a lawyer before you plead guilty. Your attorney may be able to negotiate a deal with the prosecutor so you can face reduced penalties. Because DWI also results in the loss of your driver’s license for a period of time (the length of which depends upon whether you have any past convictions), your attorney can help you to argue for a hardship license.
If you do want to fight the charges, your attorney can help you to try to have evidence suppressed, can try to introduce reasonable doubt, and can assist you in raising affirmative defenses. I the evidence against you was collected unconstitutionally, you may be able to keep it from being used and may be able to get charges dropped. There are also defenses like a rising BAC defense that have helped some defendants to avoid a guilty verdict.
Getting Legal Help After a DWI
Fighting DWI charges is possible, especially with the help of an experienced legal professional. Contact The Huerta Law Firm, PLLC today to learn more about how we can assist you in trying to avoid consequences or reduce consequences of a DWI charge.