Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Beaumont, TX DWI / DUI Lawyer Who Cares About Your Case

If you've recently been charged with a DWI in Beaumont, Michael & Associates can help you fight in court and get your life back to normal.

You Might Pay Out the Nose for a Beaumont DWI.
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Recently hit with a DWI charge in Beaumont?

It's never fun to be on the wrong side of the law. DWI charges can cost you a lot and put you behind bars. It's understandable if this is a stressful time in your life.

Luckily, Michael & Associates exists. We know that the Jefferson County court system and the state government of Texas give DWI offenders a hard time when most of them have simply made a mistake they won't repeat again. We've got your back.

DWIs Are Serious Business - Fines and Jail Time

You might be surprised to hear how common DWIs are in Jefferson County. Just because they're common, though, doesn't mean the penalties are any less severe.

Here are the possible penalties for DWI convictions in Beaumont:

A 1st Offense: 

  • A $2000 fine
  • Between 3 and 180 days in jail
  • Loss of driver's license for up to a year

A 2nd Offense:

  • A $2000 fine
  • Between 1 and 12 months in jail
  • Loss of driver's license for up to two years

A 3rd+ Offense:

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

If you were caught driving drunk with a child onboard, you can be facing enhanced charges and a tougher time in court.

Get a Competent Defense Team ASAP

There are social and further financial consequences for being convicted of a DWI. You can face worse insurance rates, lose your license and your job, or, if you're a third time offender who's facing a felony conviction, find it hard to find future employment due to stigmas in the workplace.

Don't flush your future down the toilet over one mistake.

Find yourself a competent legal team to fight back on your court date. Don't settle for anything but the best.

Lean on Michael & Associates in Your Time of Need

Looking for the best DWI defense in all of Beaumont? Look no further than Michael & Associates. We've been fighting cases like this all over Texas for almost a decade. We've been around the block.

Our experience comes with a high win rate. The majority of our clients happily walk away with charges reduced or even cases dismissed entirely. They're able to return to life without worrying about the severe penalties that could have been.

In addition to our win rate, you'll find that we offer the best service in the state. Our managing partner, Ben Michael, will be at your service. He likes working hands-on with our clients to make sure their every question is answered and their minds are put at ease.

If you'd like Michael & Associates to represent you on your day in court, schedule a free case review with us, and we'll get started right away.

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Hundreds of Happy Clients

Thank you so much for your help with my case. You were very responsive and knowledgeable, and I appreciate your professionalism. I will be sending referrals to Michael and Associates to show my appreciation.

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Recent DWI Cases

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Allegations: Client allegedly sped past a cop while driving under the influence. He was pulled over and failed a field sobriety test.

Result: Case Dismissed

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Allegations: Client was swerving on the road late at night and nearly ran into a light pole. She was arrested and failed a blood test at the police station.

Result: Charges Pleaded Down to Reckless Driving

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence, 3rd Offense

Allegations: Client arrested after running a red light near a local bar. He failed a breathalyzer test.

Result: Case Dismissed

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

We provide two things at Michael & Associates: five-star service and the best outcome on your court date you can possibly get.

There are too many lawyers in Jefferson County and Beaumont in particular who will take your case even though they don't have time for it. They'll offer you a great rate, but when your court date comes, it's clear they didn't tailor their defense to what happened specifically with your arrest. Instead, they do a mediocre job and you pay out the nose in penalties and possibly wind up in jail.

With us, you'll have our managing partner, Ben Michael, with you every step of the way. You get access to his personal cell phone number to ask him any questions you have day or night. You'll get a prompt response, and he'll even walk you through the entire process personally to make sure you feel taken care of.

When your court date comes, we'll be in your corner, fighting for you as if you were our own family. We're proud of our win rate and want to keep it high, so you know you're in good hands.

Michael & Associates can assist Beaumonters with any of the following cases and more:

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

We do not handle:

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

Driving While Intoxicated in Beaumont

Bars are filled with armchair lawmakers who think that you can drink x amount of beers or shots and drive just fine. It might feel that way when they do it either because of the buzz or due to their higher alcohol tolerance, but each person is different and there's no one-size-fits-all solution. In Beaumont, Jefferson County, and the rest of the state, the legal requirement for a DWI charge is a blood alcohol content of 0.08% at least.

Since it's impossible to know what will put you over the limit, try your best to arrange a designated driver or other ride home.

In Beaumont, you can face the following penalties:

Your First Offense

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

Your Second Offense

  • A $4,000 fine
  • One month to a year in jail
  • Loss of driver's license for up to two years

Your Third Offense

  • A $10,000 fine
  • Two to ten years in prison
  • Loss of driver's license up to two years

Additional penalties apply if you were pulled over with a minor in the vehicle, which include:

  • A $10,000 fine
  • Up to two years in jail
  • An additional 180 days of driver's license suspension

There are a few things you'll need to remember when being pulled over. The two big ones are:

  • Remember that you have the right to remain silent. Don't tell the police anything unless it's 100% necessary for your safety as it can hurt you in court. Wait for your lawyer to advise you.
  • Be polite and courteous. Whether you are over the legal limit or not, DWIs exist to keep you and others safe. Being polite will help you with the officer you deal with and especially in court in case you've been filmed.

When it comes to actually being pulled over, simply go to the side of the road or somewhere else out of the way in a prompt yet safe manner. Wait for the officer to come to your window and request your license, registration, and proof of insurance. Before grabbing them in a calm, slow manner, inform the officer of where the documents are in your car.

If you are asked to perform a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer, you may reject them. This is the best course of action if you suspect you may be too drunk to pass. Instead, let the officer know you'd prefer to wait for your lawyer before taking any tests.

Smelling like alcohol, slurring your speech, or showing any other obvious signs of intoxication will likely get you arrested and taken to the station where you'll be offered either a breathalyzer or a blood test. This is where the situation gets more difficult as you can refuse these tests, too, and wait for your lawyer, but it might lead to your license being suspended. Of course, failing the test leads to that outcome, too.

Lastly, if the police are feeling persistent that night, they might take the time to get a warrant approved to compel you to take a test. At this point, you need to comply and deal with the results as they come in.

Remember that no matter what happens, your lawyer is on your side and will fight for you.

You should always put up a fight no matter what charges you're hit with. The right defense team can get your charges reduced or even have you walk away free with a case dismissal.

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