Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Aggressive DWI / DUI Lawyers Serving Florence, TX

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

A DWI in Florence is a Huge Problem
We Fix Problems.

DWI Convictions in Florence Are Trouble

Taking swift action is the key to an excellent DWI defense. You might not be the first person to be arrested, but that's all the more reason to fight for your rights.

Texas and the court system of Williamson county don't hold back when it comes to dishing out strong DWI sentences. A DWI offender with no prior convictions faces a stiff fine of up to $2,000 and can spend as many as six months in jail.  A second-time conviction translates into even higher penalties, as much as a $4,000 fine and perhaps twelve months in jail.

If you get a third DWI, you have a felony conviction at stake, up to ten years in prison, and fines of $10,000.

Plus, there is a mandatory license suspension. The first time would be a year. The second one, or the third conviction, would both be over two years. Remain sure to find a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the law and can help you keep driving.

Sentencing guidelines for associated crimes like driving with underage passengers or DWI manslaughter and property damage are all incredibly stringent. You can't risk having an inexperienced legal team.

A DWI Puts Your Plans at Risk

DWI might be a serious crime, but that doesn't mean you should pay an unfair price.

A DWI conviction can lead to jail time, a loss of your driver’s license, and heavy fines.  That is just the beginning too. Your license might be suspended by the time you leave the station after an arrest. We can work to restore some of your rights. You can also face a longer uphill battle against a permanent stain on your record. Let us address that with the court on your behalf.

The right lawyer will fight for the best possible outcome in your case, working to keep you out of jail and on the road. Be sure to choose the right one, and don't try to tackle the case by yourself.

How Michael & Associates Fights By Your Side

With ten years of experience fighting DWI cases in Florence, we have the right experience to see your case through to a satisfactory conclusion. We know the system here and how to help you get a fair sentence that won't ruin your life. 

We know you are going through a stressful event and want you to know we will defend you ferociously as if it were our sibling's freedom at stake. You deserve the best defense possible, and we promise to deliver.

We feel that aggressive defense of a client might not be all that's needed.  Our famous high-touch, white glove treatment is the secret to making the process entirely transparent and accessible. It allows us to move forward with a custom defense that gets you back on track, living your life.

At Michael and Associates, we offer our loyalty to you. We will stand by your side and deliver on every promise we make, and we promise you this: The best defense you can get and a fight for the outcome you want.


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Why we're the Right Florence DWI Lawyer for You

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney AVVO

Recent DWI Cases near Florence

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Florence, TX

Allegations: The client was stopped by officers after failing to follow a traffic signal. After administering a field sobriety test, the client was taken into police custody for failing a breathalyzer test.


Result: Case dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Florence, TX

Allegations: An officer stopped our client for speeding and then gave them a breathalyzer test. Immediately following the test, they were taken into custody for suspicion of DWI.


Result: The case has been dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: DWI, 2nd Offense

Location: Florence, TX

Allegations: After being pulled over for swerving in their lane, the police searched the client's truck. The client was then taken into custody and ordered to take a blood test.


Result: Charges were reduced

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

At Michael & Associates, we pride ourselves on the white glove treatment that gives us the ability to offer our clients the best possible service and outcome.

Many lawyers will charge you less money while they make grandiose promises. The question is, when you need answers to important questions, will they be there to answer them? Will they put in the hours to ensure you have the best shot? No, because they do, more often than not, take the easiest route possible. They act as conveyor belts for clients, pushing them through the system as quickly as possible.

We max out our case number per attorney at Michael and associates to a set limit. Never too many cases at once, and that's what encapsulates the white glove treatment. 

We can offer you Ben's cell phone number; he is available any time to take your call. Other firms check their messages at the close of business and get back to you sometime over the next few days.

We promise to show you the ins and outs of your case from all angles. Let us be a legal guide to help walk you through this challenging ordeal. The custom defense we craft together is going to be one that can deliver the best outcome for you and get you back to living your life.

Michael & Associates can accept a criminal case of all types, including misdemeanors and felonies like these:

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

We don't work in:

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

We can give you a case review if you are in Texas, anywhere between San Antonio and Austin. Call us today. 

Driving While Intoxicated in Florence

Florence, or any other city in Williamson County, adheres to Federal and Texas law for DWI. There is a number you can not be higher than. If you have at or above .08%, you risk arrest for DWI.

The number of beverages you need to reach that point will vary from person to person. Some can drink a lot, some, only one drink is enough to put them over the legal limit. It really depends on their height, weight, and sex. 

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

1st Offense

  • As much as a $2,000 fine
  • Six months in jail with three days mandatory minimum
  • Suspension of your DL for a year

2nd Offense

  • AS high as a $4,000 fine
  • One month to a year in jail
  • Suspension of your DL for as many as two years

3rd Offense

  • $10,000 fine
  • 2 to 10 years in prison
  • Suspension of your DL for as many as two years

Sentencing enhancements for child endangerment are implemented if you have underage riders in the truck:

  • Increased penalty of up to $10,000
  • As many as two years in jail
  • Six month increase in your driver's license suspension

Start by pulling over safely to the side of the road. Don't run, or you will face a felony charge for fleeing from a LEO.

When the officer comes up to your side, you should ask for permission to reach for any paperwork before you reach around. They want your hands visible unless they have prior notice. 

If they ask whether you understand why you were pulled over, politely tell them that you aren't sure. They want to establish a reason for the stop that can hold up in court as a justifiable stop. Don't help them build that case against you. Always reply you don't know, but do it very respectfully.

You can refuse a test for drunkenness but remain polite through that process. It's your legal right, and it's even a good idea to refuse if you will fail the exam. Just keep in mind that you are probably on body camera and must remain non-aggressive and respectful at all times. 

Things like alcohol on your breath or slurring your words might lead to an arrest for suspicion of DWI. If you are taken into custody, officers might ask you to take a blood test or breathalyzer. Refusal will mean an automatic suspension of your license, but a conviction for DWI means that will happen anyway. Your lawyer can help you fight either situation, whichever occurs.

Once they have you at the station, they can apply for a warrant and force you to submit to a blood exam, but that will take a little time to happen.

Just remember to remain silent during the questioning phase, and ask for your lawyer at the earliest chance you get. 

You have to put up a strong defense against DWI if you want to keep your rights after the dust settles. Be sure to find the best lawyer you can, and ask about their experience with DWI cases in Texas.

Helpful Locations for Florence Residents

Florence Courthouse
(254) 793-8037
106 S Patterson Ave
Florence, TX 76527

Florence Police Department
(254) 793-3110
100 S Patterson Ave
Florence, TX 76527

Alcohol Treatment Facility
(254) 434-6764
5200 S W S Young Dr
Killeen, TX 76542

Department of Motor Vehicles
(254) 616-1800
5100 W Elms Rd
Killeen, TX 76549

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