I was arrested for first time ever and never been any any trouble ever!!!!!! for DWI on the day I found out I have Multiple sclorosis I am devistated and my family is horrified we dont know anything about trouble with the law I am lost and severly depressed The peoples at the jail are really mean and I cant seem to get any answers from any officials I cant afford a lawyer. I didnt know I could refuse blowing into that thing I would never refuse to do something a Police man asked me to do
A DWI first in Texas is a misdemeanor unless there's a child in the car. Deferred probation is not allowed in DWIs in Texas. You need to hire an attorney experienced with handling DWIs if at all possible. Otherwise, you are likely going to end up with a permanent conviction and expensive ancillary consequences. Most defense attorneys offer free consultations. I would take advantage of this and set up a couple.
Your situation is an unfortunate situation that I see all too often. My heart goes out to you and your family in this most difficult of times. The good news is that you will get through this and may be better for the situation when its all done, but you must be cautious and realize that this is a life changing experience. If you can't afford a lawyer, then you will be unable to drive legally for 3 months, but you will be able to get an court appointed attorney for the criminal case. May God be with you in every step of this process.
Please do whatever is necessary to acquire the financial resources to hire the defense lawyer of your choice. Also, please note there are important deadlines involved in your case. I suspect the police initiated an administrative driver's license suspension (ALR) in this matter. There are unforgiving deadlines involved. Only a qualified criminal attorney can help you understand all the important implications.
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