On the video I did pretty good the only problem was that the officer told me to walk 10 steps and came back I did around 12 I was just really nervous? and I blew 0.082? what will my chances be on this case please?so this is What happend that night I was driving with the taillights off a fuse that make the tailights go on it went out I was not stop for speeding or nothing, when the officer came to me he ask about my taillights but I didint know he told me to step out od the vehcile he ask me how many beer had I drink I said 4, I was with my girl by the way I was 20 years old at that time, he told me to do the sobrierty test which I did he told me to do 10 steps and came back but I did around 12 becase I was really really nervous I was not falling or nothing he took to jail and I blew 0.082 juat a lil sip over the legal limit ,I want to see if someone can please reccomend me somebody that is good at this, I know if it has to go to trial is big money but I am not worry about that I just need somebody to get the job done?? Thank you!!
There is absolutely no way a competent attorney can advise you to take a deal or go to trial without looking at all the evidence and know the offer.
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Look at a crystal ball or get a fortune teller to tell you that. No lawyer can promise you anything or tell you what your chances are without looking at the specifics of you case. If you go to trial I know for sure you are spending big money.
Hire/consult a local attorney about this matter. The attorney will know what to look for and be able to more adequately analyze the evidence against you/any offers being made by the state. Keep in mind, according to the information you provided, there is evidence that "clearly" shows that you were over the legal limit. You need an attorney to look into if this is a good reading.
Pretty good.... Get a DWI lawyer. Hopefully you have no criminal history (prior dwi's) as that could hurt your chances a bit. Good Luck
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There is never an easy answer to what will happen in trial. For the most part in Dallas, I see many people going to trial because there is not much to lose. Hire an attorney to review all the facts of your case and evaluate it for trial.
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Start looking for experienced local DWI lawyers here on AVVO.com. A good lawyer will not / cannot guarantee you anything, but will do his or her best to evaluate each unique case on its merits.
There are other alternatives besides either a plea bargain for 2 years probation or jail time on a DWI or jury trial. There could be other problems with the State's case that only an experienced DWI attorney could spot. Such as problems with the traffic stop, detention, or breath or blood test.
Also local lawyers know the prosecutors well and could possibly ask for a lesser fictional charge called an Obstruction of Passageway / Highway (a person can get deferred probation with an Obstruction).
At trial, I've seen people win cases at .17 breath for example and also lose .08 breath. Really depends on the facts of the case, the prosecutor, the defense attorney, the judge, the jury, the officers, sympathy for defendant, etc. Jury trials are very hard to predict the outcome on DWIs in Texas.
Summary- do not go this alone. Hire an experienced local lawyer as soon as possible.
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