Three Reasons to Hire a DWI Lawyer in Bexar County Texas
When you are arrested for a DWI you can get a court appointed lawyer to handle your criminal case. However a court appointed lawyer is not appointed to represent you in every aspect of your DWI case. In most cases it makes sense to hire a lawyer when you are charged with a DWI.
Reason Number One: Saving Your Driver's LicenseDo you drive? Do you like driving and do you want to keep driving? In this day and age some people don*t need to drive anymore. They can live centrally and take uber from place to place. If, however, you value your driver*s license you should hire a lawyer to help you keep your license. In many cases when someone is accused of a first time DWI we are able to save their license from being suspended. We do this by immediately requesting an ALR hearing. This hearing is a civil procedure where the State argues that your license should be suspended. Having a license suspension for a DWI can have far reaching consequences for your future. If you get any other police contact they will be able to see the suspension. Also, your insurance company will be able to see your DWI. By requesting the hearing we can position you to avoid a license suspension entirely. Many times, our clients do not have their licenses suspended because we win their ALR hearing. We do this by using our knowledge of the San Antonio Police Department and the Bexar County Sherriff*s Department and other DWI arresting agencies. Avoiding a license suspension can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your driving life so investing in a DWI lawyer after your DWI arrest makes good financial sense.
Reason Number Two: Getting an Occupational LicenseThe second reason you should hire a lawyer instead of keeping your court appointed lawyer is that your hired attorney can get you an occupational license if your license is suspended. An occupational license is a license that allows you to go to and from work and home. It also allows you to drive to do essential household duties. While there are restrictions on when and where you can drive but having an occupational license will allow your life with the freedom you*ve become accustomed to. An occupational license, in Bexar County, you need to file a civil lawsuit and have a judge approve your application. This requires extra legal work that most court appointed lawyers will not be willing to do.
Reason Number Three: Fighting your Criminal CaseThe third reason you should hire a lawyer is because you need an analysis of your criminal case. Most people accused of DWI have no criminal record. Keeping it that way after your DWI arrest is a primary job of your criminal defense lawyer. This requires an expert knowledge of how Bexar County DWIs. Our years of experience allow us to know whether your case is a case that can be dismissed or if it is a case we should attempt to negotiate. When we are hired on a DWI we pull the police reports, interview and cross examine the police officer during the ALR hearing, watch the videos to determine whether the police reports are accurate, and make our recommendation regarding whether or not we could prevail at trial.