Arrested for DWI in Temple?
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Stopped for DWI in Temple?
It can be unnerving if you were stopped for DWI, so let us step in to help.
Anytime a driver has a blood alcohol rating over 0.08%, they risk being charged with DWI. There are dozens of DWI arrests every month.
Just because there are frequent arrests, that doesn't mean the court system of Bell County is lenient on those charged. That's where we come in.
A DWI is Expensive
Just because DWI arrests are made every day, that doesn't mean the authorities won't make an example of those arrested.
Don't let that example be you.
If convicted you face these penalties:
- A fine of up to $2000
- Up to six months in jail
- Losing your license for up to 12 months
- A fine of up to $2000
- Up to 12 months in jail
- Two years with your license revoked
- Up to a $10,000 fine
- From two to ten years in state prison
- Two years without your license
- A felony record
That isn't even counting the sentence enhancements for child endangerment.
One Mistake Can Cost You Dearly
Insurance rate increases, difficulty on the job hunt, and no transportation are just the beginning.
It's vital that you treat the situation with the seriousness it deserves.
Don't let another minute go by without setting up the best defense you can. Immediately hire an experienced lawyer who can help you find your way through this, and out the other side.
Michael & Associates Will Fight For You
Michael & Associates has over ten years of experience fighting for clients like you.
We have successfully defended scores of people facing DWI convictions in Temple, and most of the time, we win.
We offer high-touch, white-glove DWI defense. No matter what the odds, or evidence against you, we have seen a case like yours before. We know what might help.
Our staff sees you as the most important part of our day, every time. Ben Michael himself will oversee your case. Every client has the ability to talk to our managing partner, We will do everything we can to put your mind at ease.
At Michael & Associates, we care about our clients. If you are facing DWI charges, call us today.
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If you've been charged with a DWI, you have 15 days before you lose your license. Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch in a few minutes.
Recent DWI Cases in Temple
Charge: Driving While Intoxicated
Location: Temple, TX
Allegations: After allegedly swerving, the client was administered a breathalyzer and arrested at the station.
Result: After suppressing the evidence in court, the case was dismissed.
Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense
Location: Temple, TX
Allegations: The client was pulled over and failed a breathalyzer, then also failed a field sobriety test. The arrest was the client's second DWI arrest.
Result: Plea bargained to reckless driving.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence
Location: Temple, TX
Allegations: After being seen running a stop sign, the client was given a breathalyzer and field sobriety test.
Result: The case was dismissed.
How a DWI Conviction Affects Auto Insurance Rates
In Temple, the average annual cost of car insurance is $600. For drivers with DWI convictions, the average annual cost of auto insurance is $864, an increase of $264.
Breakdown by Gender
|Without DWI Conviction||$624||$576|
|With DWI Conviction||$899||$829|
Breakdown by Age
|Without DWI Conviction||$984||$564||$552||$468||$456||$516|
|With DWI Conviction||$1,417||$812||$795||$674||$657||$743|
Don't Let a DWI Increase your Insurance Cost
Frequently Asked Questions
About Michael & Associates
It is our white glove treatment that separates us. We always strive to give you the best possible defense.
Many lawyers out there overpromise and underdeliver. They aren't there when you need them. These lawyers are basically churning cases as fast as they can. That's not the defense you deserve.
At Michael & Associates, we always carry only the amount of cases we can personally attend to. No more than that.
We give you Ben Michael's direct number, and you are able to text him at any hour. With any other lawyer, you would be lucky to leave a message and get a call back in under 48 hours.
We know this is a very stress-filled time. That's why Ben will help you navigate the legal system, and come out the other side of this situation with your life intact.
We take on a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, including the following cases:
- DUI / DWI
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Assault & Battery
- Family Violence
- Domestic Abuse
We do not accept clients for:
- Traffic Law
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
- Civil Law
We can defend clients anywhere in Texas. We accept new clients from Austin to San Antonio, and anywhere in between.
Driving While Intoxicated in Temple
In Temple, Bell County, and all of Texas, drivers can be arrested any time their BAC is over .08%. That number is the measurement of alcohol in your bloodstream.
There are several factors that will affect your BAC, including height and weight. Tolerance and the time since you consumed your last drink also will factor in.
In Temple, that depends on how my prior arrests you have for DWI.
- As much as a $2,000 fine
- up to sixth months in jail, with three days being the mandatory minimum
- Revocation of your DL for a year
- As much as a $4,000 fine
- From 30 to 365 days in jail
- Revocation of your DL for up to two years
- fine of $10,000
- From 2 to 10 years in state prison
- revocation of your DL for up to two years
There will be sentence enhancements if you have a child passenger, which includes:
- Your fine increases can be $10,000
- As much as two years in jail
- 180 days added to your license suspension
Never run from a police officer, first of all. You will be caught, and the penalties are severe.
When you stop, be respectful and only reach for your paperwork after you have been asked to do so. Ask if you may get the documents, and when you can, do so without any fast movements.
If you are asked if you know why you were stopped, never say yes. Always respectfully say you don't know why, because if you admit to knowing it will be used against you in court. The last thing you want is for the court to see you admitted to probable cause.
You have the right to refuse any tests, and if you think you will fail any of the breathalyzer or field sobriety tests, it's prudent to refuse. Respectfully inform the officer that you are not comfortable taking any tests, and ask to speak with your lawyer before you comply. Remember to be calm and respectful, since you are probably on camera.
You might be arrested for the perceived odor of alcohol, or if the officer suspects slurred speech. You will be asked to take a breathalyzer. Refusal opens you up to a revocation of your driver's license. The thing is, if you fail the test you will lose the license anyway. Our team can help you fight either situation.
Once arrested, the officers might get a warrant to draw blood, but that can take some time.
Never speak to the police without your lawyer present. Ask to speak with your lawyer at the earliest opportunity. .
It doesn't matter if this is your first or your third offense. Always get yourself the best representation you can, and put up a good defense against the charges against you.