Did you know that in April-June of 2019, Sullo & Sullo Attorneys RANKED #1 ON YELP'S LIST OF THE BEST LAWYERS IN HOUSTON?
Yes - it's a fact - in April-June of 2019, Sullo & Sullo ranked #1 on Yelp’s list of the Best DWI Lawyers in Houston.
Hiring a Well-Qualified Houston DWI Attorney - Unfortunately, far too many people who have been charged with a DWI in Texas or a DUI in Texas fail to give the charges the attention they deserve. If you have been charged with a DWI in Texas or a DUI in Texas, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Houston DWI attorney from Sullo & Sullo. The choice of your attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your DWI in Texas charges. Your attorney must be knowledgeable about the laws regarding DWI in Texas and DUI in Texas charges, and must have the skills, knowledge and ability to successfully challenge Texas field sobriety tests, Texas breathalyzer tests and Texas blood alcohol tests.
It is likely that your primary goal is to successfully avoid time spent in a Harris County jail as well as avoiding Harris County criminal records which can follow you for a very long time, having adverse consequences on many different parts of your life. You could find it difficult to obtain employment with Harris County criminal records related to your DWI in Texas and could even find it difficult to attend college or obtain a professional license if you are convicted of a felony DWI offense.
Potential Criminal Consequences of a DWI in Texas Conviction - Texas DWI or DUI charges are Harris County criminal court charges, whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. You could potentially spend time in a Harris County jail or Texas prison, pay high fines and surcharge fees and lose your ability to legally drive. You could also be forced to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, your car could be impounded, you could be sentenced to community service or probation, and you could be ordered to attend educational or interventional DWI programs.
Other Consequences of a DWI in Texas Conviction - You could even lose your job or be unable to obtain employment because of a DWI in Texas conviction. You may find that you are no longer insurable, or if you can obtain insurance, you may find it totally unaffordable. If your Harris County criminal court DWI charges are felony charges, rather than misdemeanor charges, and you are convicted on those felony charges, you could be unable to obtain a professional license, obtain a federal student loan, own a firearm, run for public office, or even rent an apartment or home.
Things You May Not Know About DWI in Texas - These potential consequences can all be minimized when a Sullo & Sullo Houston DWI attorney takes your case and fights for your rights and for your future. If this is your first DWI offense in the state of Texas, you may have many questions, and there may be many issues you are unsure about. As an example:
- You do not legally have to agree to engage in field sobriety tests in the state of Texas;
- You do not have to agree to a chemical test, although if you refuse you are likely to lose your driving privileges for a length of time, possibly six months;
- From the time of your Harris County arrest for DWI in Texas, you have only fifteen days to request an ALR hearing—which could potentially save your driving privileges;
- You are not required to answer questions from the arresting officer once you have been arrested for DWI in Texas;
- You are only required to politely give your name and address to the officer, then you should ask for an attorney, and
- You have the right to a jury trial, and six people on the jury must agree you are guilty to be convicted of DWI in Texas or DUI in Texas.
What Does Your DWI in Texas Attorney Need to Know - In order for your Sullo & Sullo Houston criminal defense attorney to help you in the best way possible, the attorney will need to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your Harris County arrest. Your attorney will need to know what you were doing immediately prior to your traffic stop, and whether you consumed alcohol beverages prior to getting into your vehicle and driving. If the arresting officer gave you a reason for pulling you over, your attorney will need to know that, as well as anything else you notice about the officer or his attitude toward you.
You will need to tell your attorney whether you engaged in field sobriety testing or submitted to a breathalyzer or other chemical test. If there were witnesses to your arrest, or you gave any statements, your attorney will need to know those things. The only way your Sullo & Sullo Houston DWI attorney can protect your rights and your future is to know absolutely everything about your arrest. Our attorneys have significant skills and knowledge regarding Texas breathalyzer tests, Texas chemical tests and Texas field sobriety tests.
We know how to challenge the results of these tests, when warranted and will fight zealously for your freedom. We understand that you have many choices when deciding which Houston DWI lawyer to hire, but we believe that when you compare our highly experienced DWI attorneys with others, you will see that our firm stands out for client service and zealous representation of those with DWI in Texas or DUI in Texas charges.