Defenses to a DWI Charge

Defenses to a DWI Charge

Making the State Meet Its Burden of Proof in a DWI Case

Every successful defense against a DWI charge starts with a question. The key is to have an attorney who can ask the right questions and spot what’s wrong with the state’s case against you. With Tarrant County criminal defense lawyer David E. Cook handling your DWI case, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing you have someone who has a proven track record of doing just that.

Some of the most successful DWI defenses start with your lawyer asking these simple questions:

  • Was the initial traffic stop legal? Law enforcement officers must have a “reasonable suspicion” that you’ve committed some type of crime in order to pull you over and investigate further. Through a careful analysis of the facts and skilled cross-examination, we have been able to argue that these traffic stops were not justified in a number of previous cases.
  • Were field sobriety tests given and interpreted correctly? Law enforcement officers often rely on field sobriety tests to provide the probable cause needed to arrest people for DWI. The problem is that many law enforcement officers don’t use the right tests, or they administer the tests incorrectly. In either case, the results are skewed and probable cause can be effectively challenged.
  • Was the Breathalyzer machine properly maintained and calibrated? If there is a problem with the machine, there’s a problem with the test result. It is also important to ask whether the officer who gave you the breath test was qualified to operate the Breathalyzer machine in question.

Contact Us for Immediate Legal Help

At the law office of David E. Cook, we have been representing Fort Worth and Tarrant County DWI clients for 15 years. We have taken on numerous cases, and we have been successful at getting people the results they need time and again. Let us put our experience and commitment to professional service on your side today.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation today by calling us in Bedford, Texas, at 817-545-3309 or by contacting us online.