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It Is Hard To Beat A Drunk Driving Charge In Texas

In some situations, it can be very difficult to keep it from being charged as a felony. At The Law Office of Larry McDougal, we do not take a standard approach to DWI defense, but instead, take a close look at the facts of your situation to see what there is to work with.

With more than 37 years of criminal defense experience, Richmond DWI defense lawyers Larry P. McDougal Sr. and Larry P. McDougal Jr. protects the rights and interests of people arrested on suspicion of DWI in Fort Bend County, Texas. For the advice you need about the criminal DWI/DUI charges, driver’s license considerations and other complications of a drunk driving arrest, call us at 281-725-6025 or 800-417-8130 to arrange a free, confidential consultation.

Fort Bend County DWI/DUI Law Firm

We handle all types of drunk driving cases, including:

  • First-time DWI
  • Repeat DWI
  • Refusal of the breath test
  • DUI minor (underage drinking and driving)
  • DWI with aggravating factors such as a child in the car
  • DWI accidents resulting in injury or death

Skilled And Vigorous Drunk Driving Defense

Larry McDougal Sr. brings unique credentials to your case. He is a former police officer and sheriff’s deputy who understands the protocol for stopping drivers suspected of driving while intoxicated. He is also a former prosecutor and municipal court judge. For over two decades, he has practiced exclusively in criminal law, drawing on his law enforcement background to advocate effectively for clients in and out of court.

In some cases, we can challenge the traffic stop as unsupported by reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing or challenge the arrest for lack of probable cause. More often, we’ll use the evidence developed in your administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing to spot inconsistencies between different versions of the arresting officer’s story.

We can sometimes also use the arresting officer’s video to disprove the details of a field sobriety test or observational report. These approaches together can expand a limited range for plea negotiations or deferred adjudication leading to eventual dismissal.

If you are charged with felony DUI/DWI based on a repeat offense, a serious or fatal accident, or the presence of a child in the car, Larry McDougal can advise you about the best ways to protect you from the serious risks of a conviction. His trial defense experience can help you before a jury, but it often makes the best sense, particularly with repeat DWI and felony level charges, to use the leverage developed through sound trial preparation to your advantage in plea negotiations.

Whether your DWI charge is a felony or a misdemeanor, the choice between a plea offer and a trial defense is always yours to make. At the same time, you are entitled to expect your DWI defense lawyer to provide you with sound advice while working toward improving the quality of your choices.

Contact A Fort Bend DWI/DUI Attorneys

Worried about the impact of a suspended license? Concerned that a DUI minor charge may jeopardize your child’s future? To learn how you can benefit from Mr. McDougal’s skill and experience, email The Law Office of Larry McDougal to arrange a free consultation with our Richmond drunk driving defense lawyer or call us at 281-725-6025 or 800-417-8130.