Galveston and Houston DWI Attorney
Paul Darrow of the Darrow Law firm handles all types of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) cases in the Houston and Galveston areas, from first time drunk driving to felony DWI offenses. While being arrested for DWI can be both embarrassing and frightening, Paul is committed to excellence when it comes to defending his clients and will be there every step of the way.
For many people charged with DWI, this type of offense is the first time being in trouble with the law, and it will probably be the last. As a former Galveston County prosecutor, Paul handled both misdemeanor and felony DWI cases. He learned how the government uses eye witnesses and also knows how scientific evidence is used against those accused of intoxication offenses. As a criminal defense attorney, he now uses this insider knowledge to help his clients fight such cases against the State.
You only have 15 days to save your drivers license!
After being arrested for DWI, you only have 15 days to request a hearing to prevent a suspension of your drivers license. This hearing is called an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing. This hearing is separate from any criminal charges you may be facing for alcohol related convictions. If you do not request the hearing within 15 days, however, your license will automatically be suspended. It is important you call our office right away so that we can help you with this aspect of your case.
Fight your Houston DWI Arrest
Just because you have been arrested for DWI or DUI in Houston does not mean you are guilty. As your DWI defense attorney, Paul will carefully review your case and get all the facts so that he can help you in every way possible. There are many areas where the police may have made mistakes or missed important details and these could mean the difference between a conviction and an acquittal or dismissal of your case. One example of this is that people are arrested for drunk driving when in reality they have had only had one or two drinks. Contrary to some advertising campaigns (Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.) it is legal to drink and drive. It is only illegal to do so if alcohol or drugs have caused your driving to be impaired.
Failed the Breath Test or Blood Test?
Many people know that refusing to take a breath or blood test will result in an automatic suspension of your drivers license. If you did take the breath test or blood test and failed, however, you will need an experienced Houston DWI attorney to keep such results from wrongfully being admitted into evidence against you. Our office will carefully review your case in order to ensure that the police followed all necessary procedures carefully and legally. If they did not, it is possible those results can be thrown out completely. If test results are admitted into evidence, though, we may decide to bring in our own expert witnesses to explain the results and shine a different light on the evidence for the jury. A failed breath test is not a reason to throw in the towel; it is all the more reason to hire an experienced DWI lawyer like Paul Darrow.
Call Paul Darrow today
Paul’s experience as a former prosecutor brings a wealth of experience to his practice as a DWI/DUI attorney and gives him the advantage when it comes to achieving results for his clients. When it comes to defending those who are facing serious consequences of any type of criminal charge conviction, he is the best one to have on your defense team. Call Paul today at 713) 641-5300.