Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The College Station, TX DWI / DUI Lawyer that Cares

Charged with driving under the influence in College Station? Talk to an attorney who can help.

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Charged with a DWI in College Station?

Being charged with a DWI can be one of the most stressful things that you go through.

Defined as driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of above 0.08, driving while intoxicated is one of the more common crimes around College Station.

Unfortunately, the government of Texas and the Travis County court system does not look friendly upon DWI violators.  That's why Michael & Associates exists.

A DWI Can Cost You Fines and Land You In Jail

You may think because DWI is so common here in College Station that the penalties aren't so stiff.  

Think again.

Here are the penalties for DWI convictions:

1st Offense: 

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

2nd Offense:

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

3rd+ Offense:

  • Up to 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

And that doesn't even include various enhanced charges, such as driving with a child onboard.

Conviction Over a Single Error Can Cost You

Insurance rates can spike. Housing can be harder to find. Getting to work becomes difficult. Friends may judge you. There are a lot of hidden costs that many don't know about once you are convicted. 

The stakes couldn't be higher. You have to find the absolute best team you can in order to have a chance.

After being arrested for DWI, your first call should be to your lawyer. We can be there to stick up for you when you need it most.

Michael & Associates is Your Fighting Chance

The team at Michael & Associates has nearly ten years of fighting and winning cases just like yours. If they accuse you of it, we have seen it before.

We know what works, and what doesn't. We are the best legal defense team in College Station for a reason. Our record speaks for itself. If we can't get an outright dismissal, we can often get a reduction in the charges for our clients.  

The high-touch, white-glove DWI defense we are famous for is what makes the difference.  Our ability to focus on one client at a time allows us to fight as hard as we can to get you the best possible result.

Ben Michael makes himself available to every client. Unlike the clients at the bloated legacy firms, you have direct access to Ben's cell number, and can call him at any time.

You chose the best when you chose Michael & Associates.  Call our contact us today for your free case review. We can get started right away on your three pillars of defense.

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Hundreds of Happy Clients

I was over the moon with the results that Michael and Associates got for me. I was charged with a DUI and was facing some very serious consequences. The team at Michael and Associates put in the effort and I was able to get my charges reduced. I even avoided any jail time. I can't recommend their services enough to anyone in need of a capable criminal defense firm.

Jordan L

Recent DWI Cases

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Allegations: After being pulled over by police for weaving in and out of traffic, the client took a breathalyzer test which they failed. They were arrested and taken to the police station.

Result: The case was dismissed after filing a motion to suppress the evidence gathered illegally

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense

Allegations: The client was stopped for failure to obey a traffic signal. They refused a breathalyzer exam and got taken to the station to receive a blood test. This was their second DWI

Result: Reckless driving plea bargain

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence

Allegations: The client was stopped for running a stop sign and they were asked to take a breathalyzer and field sobriety test.

 

Result: Full dismissal

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

The white glove treatment is the difference between what we do and what others do. Only we can offer the absolute best result you can get. and the best outcome possible.

Many other firms are out there offering more than they can deliver in the end. Everyone knows they overpromise, but they are bloated and coast by on TV ads.  Where are they when you have your questions that need answering?  Is the effort they give you the best you can get from them? The truth is they are using their clients.  They are conveyor belts that churn out cases for profit.

At Michael & Associates, we only take on a limited caseload each month. This lets us devote the time needed to your case.

By giving our clients Ben Michael's personal cell phone, they are able to get their questions answered at any time of day.  Other places give you an answering machine line and they usually don't even return anyone's call the same week. You deserve better than that.

Ben will be there to help you every step of the way, and make sure you understand the process from start to finish.  The truth is that there are lots of stressful parts of the process, but we want to make the event one you see in the rearview mirror. The key to eliminating the stress of the arrest is putting it in the rearview mirror, and getting back to your normal life.

Michael & Associates is accepting clients for all sorts of criminal offenses from misdemeanor crimes to felony ones:

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

We don't practice:

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

Driving While Intoxicated in College Station

In College Station, Travis County, and the rest of Texas, any driver caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher can be charged with driving while intoxicated.  BAC is a measure of what percent of your blood is made up of alcohol.

The number of drinks that will put you at a BAC of 0.08% depends on a number of factors, including the strength of the drinks, the time passed since consuming, your gender, your weight, and your tolerance.

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

First Offense

  • Up to 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

Second Offense

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

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 driving with a child passenger, which include:

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

For starters, pull over immediately and safely.  Do not attempt to evade the police as you will likely fail to outrun them and will face further charges.

Once the officer approaches your vehicle, be extremely polite and obedient.  The officer will first ask for your license, registration, and proof of insurance.  Tell the officer where these are located, and slowly move to retrieve these items.

Officers will typically ask if you know why they pulled you over.  Simply say "No Sir" or "No Ma'am".  Because in court, an officer must have a reason to justify pulling you over.  So you don't want to admit to the officer that he or she had a good reason.

You have the right to refuse both a field sobriety test and a preliminary breathalyzer test.  If you believe you will fail, it is a good idea to refuse these.  Simply state that you are not comfortable doing these, and would like to speak with your attorney before doing so.  Always assume you are on video, so be as polite and even-keeled as possible.

You may still be arrested on the grounds of slurred speech, alcohol smell, or bloodshot eyes.  Once arrested, you will likely be asked to take a blood or breath test to establish BAC.  If you do refuse, you are subject to a license suspension.  However, if you fail the test, you are also subject to a license suspension.  In either case, a lawyer can help you fight this.

The officer may obtain a warrant to compel you to take the test, but this takes time.

Always remain silent during questioning, and contact an attorney at the first chance you get.

Yes, you should never plead not guilty or give up when charged with a DUI.  Whether it's your first or third DUI, fighting it will almost always yield a better outcome for you.

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