Avoid These Common DWI Mistakes

DWI Do’s and Don’ts — Houston, Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas

While it may be too late to avoid a DWI charge, it is not too late to avoid the common DWI mistakes people make after they’ve been arrested and released.

If you have recently been charged with driving while intoxicated or with being behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs — there are no good reasons to keep waiting. Hire a lawyer.

Contact Attorney Phil Morin today and find out what our firm can do for you.

How to Avoid a DWI Conviction

  1. Don’t try to handle the matter yourself. Even if you happen to be one of those people who can talk themselves out of almost anything — everything you say, unless first discussed with your attorney, could potentially make matters worse.
  2. Don’t assume they’ve got you "dead to rights." As a former assistant district attorney in Brazoria County, Phil Morin knows from firsthand experience that prosecutors’ DWI cases are often far from airtight. Regardless of how strong you think their case against you is — hiring a lawyer can still help.
  3. Don’t wait too long to hire a DWI attorney. Once you’ve been charged with a DWI, you have only 15 days to challenge the automatic suspension of your license. In addition to its potential for saving your license, at least temporarily, the license suspension hearing also represents an excellent opportunity to start laying the groundwork for your criminal defense later.
  4. Mind your Ps and Qs while the case is pending. Hiring an experienced DWI defense lawyer like Phil Morin may not do you much good if you are re-arrested or caught driving on a suspended license. Similarly, don’t assume that because you’ve talked to a lawyer it doesn’t matter if you also talk about the case with your friends or neighbors or business associates. Prosecutors can subpoena these people.