Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Aggressive DWI / DUI Lawyers Serving Del Valle, TX

Michael & Associates provides white glove, aggressive defense for drunk driving charges in Del Valle and surrounding areas.

A DWI in Del Valle is a Serious Offense
Don't Go Down Without a Fight

A DWI Conviction in Del Valle Means Big Penalties

One of the first things we stress to our new clients is how serious this situation is. We know you need to start working on a strong defense immediately. 

You'll find No matter how long you have lived in Del Valle, TX that it doesn't matter what you did in your life up to this point. When sentencing, Travis County prosecutors will look to impose severe fines, restrictions, and even jail time for DWI convictions.  Someone facing their first conviction faces up to a $2,000 fine and as many as six months in jail.  The next time? Well, a second offense can mean $4,000 and 12 months in county jail. 

If you find yourself with a third DUI arrest, that is a felony and the penalties are very steep. You will face anywhere from two to ten years in prison, and as much as $10,000 in fines. 

There is also a license suspension penalty that can make it harder to get to work. You can get a penalty of up to two years, depending on the severity of the charges against you.  

Numerous charge enhancements include a guideline for DWI with child endangerment, DWI with bodily injury, and DWI manslaughter.  These will increase the penalties against you if convicted.

Why You Need to Fight Back

DWI is a relatively common charge that doesn't have to ruin your life. There are still important reasons to fight the charges against you. 

Incarceration, steep monetary penalties, and loss of your license are just the beginning. We can fight to make sure you don't lose your DL before you even get convicted.  There are also insurance premiums to consider. They will spike after a DWI conviction. You will also have a record that can make credit checks difficult to pass when looking to rent a home.

The reality is that this is a precarious time, and you need guidance to get through it without too much fallout. We help you get your life back on track.

The Michael & Associates Method

When you put Michael and Associates in your corner, you get the entire team on your side. A team of lawyers who promise to treat your case as if it were their own brother or sister's case. The best team by your side, when you need them most.

With ten years of DWI cases in Travis County under our belt, we know the procedures inside and out. We can formulate the perfect defense for your needs, and tailor them to the unique circumstances of your traffic stop.

In addition to that strongly crafted defense, we promise you our high-touch, white-glove approach that makes this process as stress-free and easy as it can be for your family.  DWI doesn't have to take months to resolve. We can often make the process faster, and work things out in your favor at the same time. 

The weight of a united team.  Ferocious defense.  White glove service.  That's what we promise at Michael and Associates.


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Why we're the Right Del Valle DWI Lawyer for You

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney AVVO

Recent DWI Cases near Del Valle

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Del Valle, TX

Allegations: The client was pulled over after failing to stop at a yellow light. They were given a breathalyzer and taken into police custody.


Result: Case dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Del Valle, TX

Allegations: The officer stopped the client for allegedly speeding. They were issued a ticket and asked to take a breathalyzer test.


Result: Improper evidence gathering led to dismissal

Case Dismissed

Charge: DWI, 2nd Offense

Location: Del Valle, TX

Allegations: The client was stopped for weaving in traffic. They were removed from the vehicle and the vehicle was searched. The client was arrested and blood was drawn at the station.


Result: Charges Reduced

How a DWI Conviction Affects Auto Insurance Rates

In Del Valle, the average annual cost of car insurance is $792. For drivers with DWI convictions, the average annual cost of auto insurance is $1,140, an increase of $348.

Breakdown by Gender

Without DWI Conviction $792 $816
With DWI Conviction $1,140 $1,175
Increase $348 $359

Breakdown by Age

Without DWI Conviction $1,308 $756 $780 $660 $540 $528
With DWI Conviction $1,884 $1,089 $1,123 $950 $778 $760
Increase $576 $333 $343 $290 $238 $232

Don't Let a DWI Increase your Insurance Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

We do two things that others don't. We offer white glove treatment, and the best defense you can get.

Other firms promise so much at first, but then they deliver very little. We are there to make sure you get what you are promised. The absolute best defense that is possible. 

We take on a limited caseload from week to week to ensure we have the resources needed to combat each case effectively. Others overextend themselves, but not Michael and Associates.

We also give our clients a direct line to our chief managing partner, Benn Michael. He is available at any time to answer your questions. Other firms give you an answering service line that they might call back in three days. You deserve better than that.

Ben walks his clients through the process from start to finish and looks out for their emotional well-being. This process is very stressful, and he wants to make this as painless and easy as it can be for you and your family. 

Michael & Associates will work on almost any criminal case. Felonies or misdemeanors, including cases like:

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

We don't practice:

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

We can practice anywhere from San Antonio to Austin and are accepting new clients throughout Texas.

Driving While Intoxicated in Del Valle

Del Valle, in Travis County, TX is subject to Texas law. Any driver who was operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher might be charged with DWI. That number is a measurement of alcohol saturation in your bloodstream.

The amount of time elapsed since you stopped drinking is the main factor in your BAC number, but there are other considerations as well. Mainly, your height, weight, sex, and the strength of the drinks you were consuming. Depending on those factors, each person's BAC will be different.

In Del Valle, it comes down to how many times you have been charged and convicted for DWI.

1st Offense

  • As much as a $2,000 fine
  • three days mandatory minimum with as many as six 
  • A one year suspension of your license

2nd Offense

  • As much as a $4,000 fine
  • One month to a year in jail
  • As long as a two-year suspension of your license

3rd Offense

  • As much as a $10,000 fine
  • 2 to 10 years in prison
  • As long as a two-year suspension of your license

Enhanced penalties are put in place for things like property damage or child endangerment, including:

  • Increased fines up to $10,000
  • Two years in jail
  • License suspension for six more months

Never run, that's the first thing to always remember. Running from an officer will make things much worse for you, and the sentences for fleeing are incredibly high. It's nearly impossible to run from police anyway. 

When you are stopped, the officer will ask for your paperwork. Be sure to tell them where it is, then ask them if you can reach for it. Always remain calm and respectful throughout the entire stop, and things will go better for you.

To establish probable cause, you will probably be asked if you know the reason for the traffic stop. Always reply with a respectful, "No sir or ma'am, I don't know why." You don't want to help them build a case against you. 

You have the legal right to decline any test you are asked to take. If you suspect there is a possibility you won't pass the test, it's probably a great idea to decline it. Just inform the officer that you want to speak with a lawyer before undergoing any roadside testing, and respectfully decline to answer questions until after your attorney is present.

If the officer thinks they see signs of intoxication, you might be arrested for suspicion of DWI.  They will almost certainly ask you to take a breathalyzer and a roadside sobriety exam. Refusal will mean a one-year suspension of your license, but failing the tests means that as well. Your lawyer will help you get the charges dismissed or reduced if at all possible.

You can be forced to undergo a blood withdrawal at the station, but it will take time to get a warrant for that. 

Never answer questions without your attorney present, and ask to speak with them as soon as possible. 

Always put up a ferocious defense against DWI. The stakes are high, and you need a strong legal team in your corner.

Helpful Locations for Del Valle Residents

Del Valle Courthouse
(512) 974-4800
6800 Burleson Rd Building 310, Suite 175
Austin, TX 78744

Del Valle Police Department
(512) 974-5900
812 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702

Alcohol Treatment Facility
(844) 394-2593
1524 S I-35 Frontage Rd Unit 201
Austin, TX 78704

Department of Motor Vehicles
(512) 444-5241
6425 S I-35 Frontage Rd #180
Austin, TX 78744

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