Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Copperas Cove, TX DWI / DUI Lawyer that Cares

Charged with driving under the influence in Copperas Cove? Talk to an attorney who can help.

DWI Arrests Copperas Cove Are Expensive.
We can help you.

Were You Stopped for DWI in Copperas Cove?

It's terrifying to be arrested for DWI. We know.

Defined as having a BAC at or above .08%, a DWI is one of the most common offenses residents of Copperas Cove are arrested for.

Unfortunately, Texas and the Coryell County prosecutor don't look kindly upon DWI offenders, and the punishments are severe. That's where Michael & Associates comes in.

A DWI is Expensive and Stressful

Just because it's a common offense, you might assume DWI charges carry light sentences.  

Guess again.

The guidelines for sentencing are as follows:

First Offense: 

  • As high as a $2000 fine
  • Between 3 days and 6 months in jail
  • Suspension of your license for up to a year

Second Offense:

  • As high as a $2000 fine
  • From one to twelve months in jail
  • Suspension of your license for as many as two years

Third Offense:

  • As high as a $10,000 fine
  • From two to ten years in prison
  • Suspension of your license for as many as two years
  • Felony record

That doesn't even count any enhanced penalties, such as driving with a minor passenger.

Don't Take a Chance With Your Future

Other downsides to a conviction include the suspension of your license, it becomes harder to find a job, and there is a spike in your insurance rates.  

The stakes are as high as can be, so you owe it to yourself to get the best attorney available.

When you are arrested for DWI, hiring an experienced lawyer is vital. Contact the team at Michael & Associates today.

Michael & Associates is in Your Corner

The team at Michael & Associates has been arguing DWI cases for nearly a decade. 

After representing over a hundred Copperas Cove residents a year for several years, we have become experts and the majority of our clients see their charges reduced or outright dismissed. 

The high-touch, white-glove DWI defense we offer is the reason our clients recommend us to friends.  We treat each case with a unique approach and promise you the best possible defense.

The large firms will talk big, but they deliver small. Be Michael knows what it takes to win your case because he knows what wins cases. He will see you through the process, and help you understand the defense strategy.

With Michael & Associates, you can breathe easy knowing you are in the best hands.  Call us today so we can begin formulating your winning DWI defense strategy.


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Why we're the Right Copperas Cove DWI Lawyer for You

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney AVVO

Recent DWI Cases

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Allegations: Driving home in the late afternoon, the client failed a sobriety test and was taken to jail for DWI.

Result: Case dismissed

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense

Allegations: The client was pulled over for passing on the right, and failed a breathalyzer and also a field sobriety test. This was their second arrest.

Result: A plea deal was reached for reckless driving

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence

Allegations: The client was stopped for failure to signal a lane change. Officers performed both a breathalyzer and blood test.

Result: Full case dismissal

How a DWI Conviction Affects Auto Insurance Rates

In Copperas Cove, the average annual cost of car insurance is $624. For drivers with DWI convictions, the average annual cost of auto insurance is $899, an increase of $275.

Breakdown by Gender

Without DWI Conviction $624 $624
With DWI Conviction $899 $899
Increase $275 $275

Breakdown by Age

Without DWI Conviction $924 $588 $588 $522 $456 $528
With DWI Conviction $1,331 $847 $847 $752 $657 $760
Increase $407 $259 $259 $230 $201 $232

Don't Let a DWI Increase your Insurance Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

The two things that separate Michael & Associates are the white glove treatment, and the best outcome you can get.

Other firms tell you one thing, then do another. Big promises, and scant results. At Michael and Associates, we take on a limited caseload so we can focus on your case when you need us most. 

We give you our managing partner's personal cell phone number, and he is available to you morning or night. With other firms, you are lucky if you can even leave a message, but Ben Michael himself is available for your questions at any time.

He will be there with you every step of the way. The initial planning stages and the final explanation of the defense process will be personally overseen by Ben. He knows this is a nerve-wracking time and wants to make your life as easy as he can.

Michael & Associates handles a wide range of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. We accept cases such as:

  • DUI / DWI
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Assault & Battery
  • Family Violence
  • Domestic Abuse

We don't accept cases in:

  • Traffic Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Civil Law

Driving While Intoxicated in Copperas Cove

In Copperas Cove, Coryell County, and elsewhere in Texas, a driver suspected of having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher can be arrested for driving while intoxicated.  BAC is a measurement of the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream.

Many things influence whether you are over the legal limit. The strength of your drinks, the time since you drank them, and your sex, height, and weight all play a part.

In Copperas Cove, the penalties vary based on how many offenses you have had.

1st Offense

  • As high as a $2,000 fine
  • Three days mandatory minimum in jail, as much as six months
  • Suspension of your license for up to a year

2nd Offense

  • As high as a $4,000 fine
  • one to twelve months in jail
  • Suspension of your license for up to two years

3rd Offense

  • $10,000 fine
  • Two to ten years in prison
  • Suspension of your license for up to two years

Sentencing enhancements for driving while intoxicated with a minor passenger can include:

  • Increased fine, up to $10,000
  • As many as years in jail
  • 180 more days of driver's license suspension

You must pull over immediately and safely. Never flee from the police, because you will only make your situation worse. 

When the officer walks up to your car, roll your window down and show your hands plainly. When they ask for your documents, ask if you can reach for them, and do it without any aggressive movements.

The officer will likely ask you if you know why you were pulled over. Just tell them "No Sir" or "No Ma'am". They are looking to establish probable cause for the stop. Don't help them build a case against you.

You can refuse the tests they ask you to take, as it's within your rights to refuse.  If you think you might fail the test, it's a good idea to refuse it anyway. Just tell the officer you aren't comfortable taking the test until you speak with your attorney.

If they think they notice slurred speech, alcohol smell, or bloodshot eyes, they might arrest you anyway. They will likely ask you to take a blood or breath test to establish your level of intoxication.  Refusal means that you will be subject to a license suspension.  If you fail the test you will lose your DL anyway. A lawyer can help you either way.

You can be ordered to allow a blood test after they get a warrant, but it takes time to contact the judge.

Never speak to the police and incriminate yourself. Always ask to speak with your lawyer at the first opportunity.

Never accept a guilty plea for DUI.  Whether it's your first or third DWI, putting up a vigorous defense is always in your best interests.

Helpful Locations for Copperas Cove Residents

Copperas Cove Courthouse
(254) 547-5030
602 S Main St
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Copperas Cove Police Department
(254) 547-8222
302 E Ave E
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Alcohol Treatment Facility
(254) 690-4455
4520 East Central Texas Expressw Suite 102
Killeen, TX, 76543

Department of Motor Vehicles
(254) 547-4285
330 Cove Terrace Shopping Center
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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