In Texas, causing an auto accident when Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a serious criminal offense. If someone is injured when the accident occurred, an individual could be charged with a Felony DWI, including Intoxication Assault, or Intoxication Manslaughter.
In the face of DWI when an accident occurs in conjunction with the incident, the attorney you elect to hire is incredibly vital. Hiring a skilled DWI Defense Lawyer could mean the difference between facing possible serious jail time, and/or the difference in helping mount a powerful and complete defense. Your freedom is on the line if you’ve been arrested for DWI where an injury results, and the law differs in a substantial way from being charged with a Misdemeanor DWI charge.
At the Law Offices of Carl David Ceder we offer comprehensive criminal defense for DWI accident charges throughout the entire State of Texas, including Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Tarrant County, Rockwall County, and all adjoining counties. Every case has facts that allow us to develop a defense, no matter how daunting the situation may seem when you were initially charged. Mounting a strong defense to DWI where an accident results, whatever the circumstances may be, is imperative.
If you have been involved in a DWI Accident, you could have been charged with a Felony DWI. This charge carries a possible prison term of 2 to 4 years. If it is determined "great bodily injury" ; or it is alleged that the vehicle was used as a in the manner or use of a "deadly weapon" - the charge could be enhanced, and/or classified as an offense under the Texas Penal Code that is termed 3(g), according to Section 42.12 (3)g of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. This provision limits the ability for a judge to grant community supervision if a conviction occurs following a trial. Nevertheless, no matter what the circumstances, the most important factor in a criminal case is the skill and dedication of the criminal defense attorney. There are effective defenses your attorney can raise on your behalf.
DWI Vehicle Accident Defense Lawyer in Texas
At The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder we can help provide experienced defense against DWI Accident charges. Our Texas DWI Defense Team has a network of licensed private investigators and accident reconstruction experts to discover possible missed, or overlooked, evidence not included in the arrest reports created by the arresting officer. Based on this data, we prepare compelling defenses for our clients in court.
DWI Defense Accidents
The State of Texas must prove not only all of the elements included with a Driving While Intoxicated charge, but also that the intoxication of the defendant was the direct cause of the accident. When defending those charged under these circumstances, it is imperative to investigate these factors. Proving "causation" can be a tough point to prove (in addition to the other elements for DWI charges).
As well, investigating police officers often make mistakes when conducting the "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests", and also when following proper protocal with breath test or blood test procedures. It is vital to closely examine whether the client was the result of negligence on another party than the accused, and/or how and what actually caused the accident. The police usually arrive after the accident and based their conclusions on surveying the accident scene and interviewing any witnesses. They could well have overlooked vital clues and may have been misled by biased statements. Good investigators should review the scene and interview witnesses. Based on the evidence discovered, it should help bring the truth to the surface, which can totally change the dynamic of either an Intoxication Assault or Intoxication Manslaughter charge.
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You can contact The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder at anytime for assistance at 214.702.CARL(2275) or at 469.2000.DWI(394). You can also e-mail Carl directly, at Carl@CederLaw.com; or to the office for general inquiries at Info@DFWDefenders.com. Phones should be answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week for immediate and personal assistance. E-mail messages will be responded to with 24-48 hours, depending on whether Carl is in trial.