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Katy DWI Defense Attorney

Fort Bend County DWI Lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Fort Bend County

Getting charged with a DWI can be very upsetting, but it is not unusual. DWI is one of the most common criminal offenses that Texans are charged with, especially as a first offense. Many individuals facing DWI charges are not the type of people generally considered "criminals." You may struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction, or you may simply have misjudged your level of intoxication on the way home from a night out. No matter your situation, our lawyers will design your best possible defense.

The Hatton Law Firm PLLC understands how difficult it can be to face DWI charges. We will represent you aggressively, employing any criminal defense strategies that may help you. Attorney Hatton is a former DWI court judge, so he understands DWI cases like almost no other attorney. DWIs are rarely the foolproof cases many defendants believe they are. There are a number of strategies we use to defend those charged with DWI, from questioning the legality of a traffic stop to identifying alternate programs that may prevent the type of harsh sentencing Texas is known for.

Fort Bend County Lawyer for First DWI Charges

A DWI is often a person's first contact with the criminal justice system. You may be made to feel as if you have already been found guilty, when that is far from the truth. Those who are facing a first DWI often have opportunities that are not available to repeat offenders. Often, treatment rather than punishment is the focus of these cases. As a former DWI judge, Attorney Hatton understands the perspective of a court in DWI cases and uses his experience to help clients facing this charge. We can help you determine whether alternative sentencing options may be available, and we will also analyze every aspect of the case against you to identify any weaknesses or mistakes we can use to your advantage.

Attorneys for Second DWI Defendants in the Houston Area

Being charged with intoxicated driving when you already have one DWI conviction can put you in a very precarious position. Repeat offenders are rarely offered the same opportunities or leniency that first-time offenders may receive. While a second DWI in Texas is still a misdemeanor, you will likely face harsher sentencing and less lenient treatment. You are much more likely to face jail time and a prolonged driver's license suspension. We are aggressive in handling these cases due to what is at stake. We will carefully prepare the best defense possible in your case.

Third and Subsequent DWI Defense Lawyers

In Texas, your third DWI is a felony. Felonies can carry over a year of prison time, so there is a lot at stake. Texas courts look harshly at repeat DWI offenders, regardless of the circumstances. After a third DWI, any subsequent DWI is likely to carry very harsh sentencing, such as multiple years of incarceration. During his time as a DWI judge, Attorney Hatton developed an understanding of how courts view repeat DWI offenders and how best to build a defense. Our lawyers will leave no stone unturned in our search for a strong defense. We will meticulously seek out any fact, error, or omission that could help your case.

How We Defend Texas DWI Cases

Many people believe that if they were given field sobriety tests and chemical tests, the case against them is airtight. This is not always true. Defense strategies we have found successful in the past include:

  • Traffic stop - If the traffic stop itself was illegal, any evidence found as a result of it may be set aside.
  • Field sobriety tests - A variety of environmental and personal factors can influence the effectiveness of a field sobriety test. Improper footwear, high winds or rain, and other factors may invalidate field sobriety tests.
  • Chemical tests - Breath and blood tests are only as flawless as the human operating them. Simple factors like whether an officer brought his radio into the room while you were taking a breathalyzer can interfere with the results.

There are a number of defense strategies that we may be able to use in your case depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your arrest. We will strive to identify the best possible defense for your particular case.

Contact a Harris County DWI Defense Attorney

The Hatton Law Firm PLLC is skilled in defending those accused of DWI in Texas. Our experienced legal team will handle your case aggressively, working to identify and employ any defense available to you. For a free consultation, please contact us at 713-840-6344.

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