Have you been charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in Houston or Harris County, Texas? Before choosing a lawyer in Houston, Texas to defend you in the Harris County Criminal Courts, it is important to have a good idea of what it means to be charged with DWI in Harris County, Texas.
A person commits the offense of DWI if he or she is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.
To learn more about Texas DWI laws and penalties, click on the link below.
The Internet is a great tool you can use to locate and contact numerous Houston attorneys to find out which one is just right for you. An experienced Houston lawyer will be familiar with the Harris County Criminal Courts and Judges. Often, the arrest and charging of DWI in Houston, Texas is done by a member of the Houston Police Department DWI Task Force and the lawyer will often be familiar with the police officers testifying against you.
Questions you should ask an Houston DWI lawyer:
How experienced is the attorney you are considering for the defense of your case? What is his or her legal experience in defending DWI? How many years has he or she been practicing Criminal Law in Houston/Harris County? How many cases of DWI like yours has the attorney defended in the Harris County Criminal Courts.
The attorney will also have many questions for you. The lawyer will want to know the facts surrounding your case in detail.
Questions an Houston DWI Lawyer will have for you:
What did you have to drink and over what period of time? Did you give the police permission to test your blood alcohol level? Did you make any statements at the time of your arrest? Were there any witnesses to the events alleged by the police? Have you ever been charged with and convicted of DWI before? Were you involved in an automobile accident? Was anyone injured or killed? Do you have a commercial drivers license?
Houston DWI Attorneys
The attorneys listed below defend DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in Houston and Harris County, Texas:
Shannon T. Nash
Kim H. Tolleson
Tolleson & Nash
26510 Keith Street
Spring, Texas 77373
Phones answered 24 hours per day.
Law Offices of Frank Svetlik
One Riverway, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77056
Stanley D. Wilkinson
Law Office of Stanley D. Wilkinson
6901 Corporate Drive, 228
Houston, Texas 77036
Where is the court?
Note that almost all criminal cases in Houston and Harris County are heard in the Harris County Criminal Justice Center located at 1201 Franklin in downtown Houston, Texas. Most Houston DWI misdemeanor cases are heard in Harris County Criminal Courts at Law. Houston DWI felony cases are heard in the Harris County Criminal District Courts. The Harris County Criminal Justice Center is a very large building. You should make yourself as familiar as possible with the exact location of the court your case is going to be heard in.
Additional Legal and DWI Resources:
National DWI Directory, 908 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77024