These Are The Facts:
- Driving While Intoxicated DWI is a crime.
- You will be arrested and put in jail for DWI.
- It is prosecuted in a criminal court.
- DWI conviction will follow you in your personal life for many years if not possibly for the rest of your life.
- DWI lawyers fight for your defense in DWI cases.
There is help to minimize the effects of DWI.
Attorney Bobby Barina is a DWI lawyer trained to review the smallest detail of a DWI charge. With a strong background in both prosecuting and defending criminal law, Mr. Barina makes every effort to protect your rights as an accused drunk driver. He offers assistance to those facing a first or a multiple offense charge, underage charge, open container violation, or breath/blood test issues.
First-Time DWI? Do Not Settle for a Public Defender.
There is very little tolerance in Texas courts for DWI even for a first-time offender and often defendents feel it is best to take a plea deal or be represented by a public defender. This is a mistake. Defend yourself no matter how strong the facts against you may look with an expert in drunk driving matters.
Bobby Barina has developed a strategy proven to help you get better results than a plea or no defense at all. Questioning the traffic stop, arrest, arresting officer report, blood and breathalyzer tests, and field sobriety tests help build a stronger defense.
DWI Attorneys Advocate On Your Behalf
To determine the penalties you are up against, all evidence must be weighed closely. Severe consequences resulting from a DWI conviction will greatly alter your lifestyle, finances, ability to drive, auto insurance costs, and overall freedom, at least for a period of time.
Mr. Barina has dealt with hundreds of DWI cases over his career throughout many central Texas counties. He knows the ins and outs of this legal process and is on your side to advocate for your rights.
Know What Could Be In Store With A 1st DWI Conviction
A DWI criminal conviction comes with a strict criminal punishment that includes:
- Fines of up to $2,000
- Jail time of 72 hours up to six months
- Driver’s license suspension
- Community service
Other stipulations may be added to your punishment by the ruling judge such as substance abuse counseling, random tests and evaluations, and attending a victim impact panel.
Key Evidence as Burden of Proof
The prosecution in a DWI case has the burden of providing evidence to prove your guilt. This usually consists of breathalyzer test results and or blood alcohol content test results. Part of your defense is to question the validity of these tests and how they were administered. You, the client, are a partner in this process and must cooperate fully with your DWI lawyer to be cleared or get your case reduced to a lesser charge. The goal is a minimal penalty result as quickly as possible.
Military DWI Cases
Military personnel face a different court process when charged with a DWI/DUI. Without the right legal representation, a conviction can put an end to a military career. You want an attorney who knows the ins and outs of working in a military community.
Loss of Driver’s License
If you have tested 0.08% on a breathalyzer you will be arrested for DWI and your license will be seized by the arresting officer. The same will occur if you refuse the test. A temporary license may be granted to allow you to go to work, school, or participate in religious services. An Administrative License Revocation Hearing must be requested in order to safeguard your driving status.
DUI Attorneys Defend Repeat Offenses
The level of experience and service needed to defend a person who has accumulated multiple DWIs is high. If you are a repeat offender it is critical to initiate your defense and hire a DWI lawyer immediately.
You will be up against the most serious of penalties including:
- Large fines and fees
- Extended jail time or prison
- Driver’s license suspension and or revocation (sometimes permanent)
- Mandatory alcohol or substance abuse counseling
- Lengthy probation period
- Other stipulations as deemed by the court
Barina has answers.
Bobby Barina is a former criminal prosecutor and has all the right tools to create a defense that will give you the best possible results.
He will carefully explain the details so you know what decisions you will need to make. He will offer his advice on the best options for your defense. He will tell you what to expect for your day in court.
Mr. Barina works directly with you, the client, to design the strongest defense possible specific to the particular needs of your case and the primary goal you have in mind.
Board certification in any profession is the highest standard for which that profession offers. Rigorous training and testing during the certification process go beyond the degree of education already achieved and call upon the practical experience of the profession.
In Texas, less than five percent of attorneys are board certified.
Driving Under the Influence
DUI differs from DWI in the state of Texas in that a DUI is the detection of any amount of alcohol in your body and DWI is an amount of 0.08% or more blood alcohol content. Adults and minors (under age 21) can be charged with DUI and DWI.
DUI’s are more often giving to minors. Underage drinking is mostly to blame. Often, if a minor is arrested for DWI, the best defense is to try to have the charges reduced to DUI as the consequences there are lesser.
DWI Lawyers Help with Open Container Charges
Texas has strict laws against the presence of an open container of alcohol in any moving vehicle. Whether it is being held or sitting on the floor out of reach, it is a chargeable offense with penalties such as license suspension, fines, mandatory counseling, or even jail time.
Bobby Barina is experienced in representing DWI, DUI, and open container cases. He provides the strategy you need to protect your rights.