It is frightening to face the reality of DUI or DWI charges. So much of your life is at stake: your freedom, your driving privileges–even your future. In some cases, you may even lose your job and damage your reputation if you are convicted.
Drunk driving charges have serious consequences and require serious legal representation. Georgetown DWI Defense Attorney Russ Hunt, Jr. focuses on defending people who have been charged with DUI and DWI offenses. He knows what it takes to protect the your rights, and stands ready to help you with DWI and DUI allegations.
According to TxDOT statistics, in 2015 there were 24,539 alcohol-related accidents in the State of Texas, including 336 in Williamson county and 1,624 crashes in Travis county. Their statistics further reveal that there are more crashes by far between 2:00 and 3:00 A.M. on Saturday and Sunday than at any other time of the week. It should be no surprise that DWI law enforcement is a high priority for local police and sheriff's departments, and that their DWI enforcement actions are especially stepped up at these times.
If you have been caught, arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, you will be taken to jail and eventually you will appear before a magistrate in the jail. This magistrate will review a brief summary of the charges and set bail. At that time you should be able to post bail and be released from jail.
Police in a DWI case generate a large amount of evidence that they will provide to the prosecutor to try and prove that you were intoxicated. This evidence may include witness statements, lab test (breath or blood) results, video recordings, audio recordings and police reports. One of the first and most important tasks that Russ will undertake is obtaining, evaluating and reviewing all of the available evidence in your case.
Some people who have been charged with a DWI resist hiring an attorney to resist them, thinking that they can simply explain their case to the prosecutor at their first court date and that the case may simply go away. This is incredibly unlikely to occur. DWI charges are among the most serious misdemeanor charges and carry very stiff penalties, including the possibility of jail time, the likelihood of stiff fines and surcharges, not to mention license suspension and future enhancement of charges. The "collateral" effects of criminal convictions also include possible effects on professional licensing, job advancement, housing eligibility and future employment.
A far wiser course of action is to hire an experienced attorney quickly, who can start working on the case and possibly even get the case dismissed or reduced to a non-DWI charge.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI or a DWI in Georgetown or the Austin area, attorney Russ Hunt, Jr. can help. Russ is a tough, experienced Georgetown drunk driving lawyer who has developed a reputation for effective, vigorous representation. To find out how he can help you, please contact Russ today by calling 512-930-0860.