Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Best DWI / DUI Lawyer in Denton, TX

If you're looking at a DWI charge in Denton, TX, you're not alone. Michael & Associates is here for you.

Don't Let a DWI Destroy Your Finances.
We're Here to Save You and Your Future.

Facing DWI Charges in Denton and Worried Sick?

DWIs can be incredibly costly, especially for repeat offenders. If you've been saving up for a house, but had too much to drink at a party, one mistake could eat your savings and leave you with nothing.

On top of the financial stress caused by a DWI, it can take a toll on your mental health. The fear of possible jail time is enough to get to even the strongest man or woman.

Michael & Associates exists to help you on your day in the Denton County court system. We'll fight hard, so you can relax.

Fees, Suspension of License, and Possible Jail Time Await DWI Offenders If Convicted

There are numerous penalties that apply to DWI offenders in Denton and throughout Texas, these include:

Your 1st Offense: 

  • Up to a $2000 fine from the courts
  • 3 mandatory days in jail and up to 180 days total
  • Loss of driver's license for up to a year

Your 2nd Offense:

  • Up to a $2000 fine from the courts
  • Between 1 and 12 months in jail
  • Loss of driver's license for up to two years

Your 3rd+ Offense:

  • Up to a $10,000 fine from the courts
  • Between 2 and 10 years in prison
  • Loss of driver's license for up to two years
  • A Felony on your record

Driving drunk with a child on board or while breaking any other laws will increase your chances of facing severe enhanced charges as well.

Fight For Your Life - Lawyer Up!

Not only will you face the criminal penalties above, but a DWI in Little D, but Dentonians also face possible job loss due to court and jail time, license suspension, higher insurance rates, and more.

It's not a joke how difficult life can be if you don't fight against your DWI.

Luckily, there is a solution. You need to find yourself a strong defense team composed of lawyers who will actually try their best for you.

You're in Good Hands with Michael & Associates

You won't have to search hard to find the perfect legal defense team for your DWI in Denton. We're here at Michael & Associates.

We've been fighting for Texans all over the state for nearly ten years. The majority of our cases have been major wins for our clients. Some have their charges reduced or receive the very minimum they can get for penalties while others have their cases dismissed completely.

Other lawyers in town can offer you cheaper prices upfront, but they lack the win record and the customer service that we bring to the table. You'll get access to Ben Michael, our managing partner, day or night to answer any questions you have.

We pride ourselves on our performance. For a free case review with Michael & Associates and to get started with your defense strategy right away, fill out the contact form on this page.


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Why we're the Right Denton DWI Lawyer for You

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney AVVO

Recent DWI Cases

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Allegations: Client was pulled over for a broken tail light but showed obvious signs of intoxication. He failed a blood test at the police station.

Result: Case Dismissed

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense

Allegations: Client was pulled over for running a stop sign a few blocks from their home. She failed a field sobriety test.

Result: Case Pleaded Down to a Traffic Violation

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence

Allegations: Client arrested after swerving on the road in the day time. He was arrested and brought into the police station. He failed a blood test after being served a warrant.

Result: Case Dismissed

How a DWI Conviction Affects Auto Insurance Rates

In Denton, 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 $804 $768
With DWI Conviction $1,158 $1,106
Increase $354 $338

Breakdown by Age

Without DWI Conviction $1,104 $672 $600 $570 $540 $564
With DWI Conviction $1,590 $968 $864 $821 $778 $812
Increase $486 $296 $264 $251 $238 $248

Don't Let a DWI Increase your Insurance Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

Michael & Associates brings two big things to the table: the best service in town and a win record that speaks for itself.

Any local firm can offer you cheaper rates, but their performance and service isn't worth a $10 bill. You'll get stuck dealing with an uninterested secretary or office manager who will take days to return your call, because you're one of tens or hundreds of clients they're serving at the same time.

With Michael & Associates, we only bite off what we can chew - we take only the amount of clients that we can handle with our full effort and undivided attention.

We take pride in our work and hold ourselves to a high standard. This is why you get access to Ben Michael's personal cell phone number. You can text him day or night, and he'll walk you through the entire DWI process from start to finish. He doesn't want to just help you win, he wants you to feel at ease with us.

Then, of course, you get our stellar performance in the courtroom. We have a high win record, because we've been doing this for a while.

For Dentonites, Michael & Associates takes on the following misdemeanors and felonies:

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

We do not do handle these types of cases:

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

Driving While Intoxicated in Denton

In Denton, Denton County, and all of Texas, you can be charged with a DWI if your blood alcohol content is higher than the legal limit.

The limit isn't based on how many drinks a person has had or whether or not they were even driving well. You could be the perfect driver even at the legal limit but still face consequences if caught.

The limit is 0.08% or higher. This means that your blood is made up of 0.08% alcohol at the time of your breathalyzer or blood test. This number is picked as this is when most people show enough impairment from their drinking to make them a possible danger behind the wheel.

In Denton, your charges differ depending on the circumstances of your arrest and how many previous DWI convictions you've had.

For Your First Offense:

  • Up to a $2,000 fine from the court system
  • Up to 180 jails upon conviction, with three mandatory days in jail
  • Loss of driver's license for up to a year

For Your Second Offense:

  • Up to a $4,000 fine from the court system
  • One month to a year in jail
  • Loss of driver's license for up to two years

For Your Third Offense

  • A $10,000 fine from the court system
  • Two to ten years in prison, not jail
  • Loss of driver's license up to two years

As mentioned above, your penalties depend on the circumstances of the arrest. If you were caught with a child in the car, for example, you can face:

  • Additional fines up to $10,000
  • Up to two years in jail
  • Additional 180 days of driver's license suspension

If you see the flashing red and blue lights behind you, don't try to flee - this isn't a Vin Diesel film. You have to obey the law or suffer worse consequences. Pull over to the side of the road or somewhere else that is safe as soon as you can do so in a cautious manner.

The police officer who pulled you over will come to your window and request your documents. Let him or her know where they are in your car before fetching them.

If you're suspected of driving drunk, you will be asked to take a breathalyzer or a field sobriety test. If you have any doubts about your sobriety and fear you may be over the limit, you can politely refuse them. Inform the officer that you would rather wait until you got in touch with your attorney before taking them.

The officer might arrest you if you're showing any obvious signs of intoxication. This is a bit more serious than just being let go, but have no fear, as there are still ways to fight any possible charges that occur.

Before they charge you, they might want to get you to take a test. At this point, you'll be offered a breathalyzer again or a blood test to find out what your BAC is. You can refuse these tests at the cost of your license being suspended. If you take the tests, though, you can still have it suspended if you fail.

The only test you will have to take for sure is one with a warrant. This doesn't always happen due to time constraints, but if it does, you must comply.

No matter how good or bad things go, remember that your lawyer will defend you. Be sure to be as polite as possible when dealing with the officers as you may be recorded and, even if not, being polite will only help you with your day in court. You also need to be silent when questioned, particularly if you're asked about why you were pulled over. Wait until you have access to your lawyer for advice on what to do or say.

Never plead guilty or go in without putting up a fight. A lawyer might seem expensive at first, but if you're facing $2,000 or $10,000 fines, you'll be happy you hired one when you only have to pay their fees due to your case getting dismissed.

Helpful Locations for Denton Residents

Denton Courthouse
(940) 349-8331
601 E Hickory St ste d
Denton, TX 76205

Denton Police Department
(940) 349-8181
601 E Hickory St
Denton, TX 76205

Alcohol Treatment Facility
(940) 202-8681
109 S Woodrow Ln ste 800
Denton, TX 76205

Department of Motor Vehicles
(940) 484-6666
4020 E McKinney St
Denton, TX 76208

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