Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Georgetown, TX DWI / DUI Lawyer that Cares

Charged with driving while intoxicated?  Michael & Associates has been fighting DWIs in Georgetown for years.

A DWI Arrest in Georgetown Can Be Expensive.
Let us help you.

Charged with a DWI in Georgetown?

A DWI arrest is a very difficult thing to go through, but you aren't alone. We can help.

Any time you operate a car with a blood alcohol saturation over 0.08, you risk arrest for DWI. It is one of Georgetown's most frequent arrests.

Unfortunately, the government of Texas and the Williamson County court system does not turn a blind eye to DWI violators.  That's where Michael & Associates steps in.

A DWI Can Be an Expensive Mistake

Just because DWI arrests happen all the time in Georgetown, you might think the punishment isn't severe.  

That's incorrect.

DWI convictions carry the following sentences:

First Offense: 

  • Up to a $2000 fine
  • From 3 day to six months in jail
  • Loss of driver's license for up to 12 months

Second Offense:

  • Up to a $2000 fine
  • From one to twelve months in jail
  • Loss of your license for up to 2 years

Third Offense:

  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • From two to ten years in state prison
  • Loss of your license for up to 2 years
  • Permanent felony conviction

And that doesn't count the sentence enhancements if you were driving with a child passenger.

One Misstep Doesn't Have to Ruin Everything

DWI means your DL can be revoked, raise your insurance, and make the job hunt a nightmare.

Because the charges are so serious, you owe it to yourself to get the best defense possible. 

If you have been arrested for DWI, don't delay. Hire the experienced legal team at Michael & Associates to be by your side.

Michael & Associates is in Your Corner

Michael & Associates has over ten years of experience fighting DWI arrests. 

We have contested hundreds of DWI cases in and around Georgetown, and nearly all of them get dismissed or reduced.

We offer a high-touch, white-glove DWI defense.  We treat each case as unique, because it is. We promise to fight as hard as possible to achieve the best possible outcome.

Unlike the big firms, you matter to us.  Our managing partner, Ben Michael, is available at any time to discuss your case. He wants you to see the light on the other end of this process.

At Michael & Associates, we care about our clients.  Call us today to get started on the best DWI defense strategy possible.

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Hundreds of Happy Georgetown Clients

I was extremely pleased with the results that Michael and Associates was able to achieve for me. I had been charged with a DUI and was facing some very serious consequences. However, thanks to the hard work of the team at Michael and Associates, I was able to get my charges reduced and ultimately avoided any jail time. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a top-notch criminal defense team.

Jordan L
Georgetown, TX

Recent DWI Cases in Georgetown

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Location: Georgetown, TX

Allegations: Pulled over by police who alleged the client was swerving.  after failing a sobriety test the client was arrested and taken to the station.

Result: Case dismissed on a procedural error.

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense

Location: Georgetown, TX

Allegations: The client was pulled over for a faulty blinker, then refused a breathalyzer.  It was a second DWI arrest, and the client failed the breathalyzer test.

Result: Plea bargain for reckless driving.

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence

Location: Georgetown, TX

Allegations: Client pulled over for failure to yield.  The client was given both a breathalyzer and blood test.

 

Result: Case Dismissed

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

Unlike other firms, Michael & Associates offers the white glove treatment, and the best defense possible.

There are too many lawyers out there who charge you less but promise you the moon.  Then the time comes to talk, and where are they?  Is a lawyer like that really the best you can do?  They see you as merely a case to close, and a check to cash, nothing more.

That's not true at  Michael & Associates, because we take on a low number of cases. We can treat each case as the unique case it is because you deserve a fair fight.

Our clients receive Ben Michael's personal cell phone and are able to text him anytime, any day of the week. At the other firms, you will usually get a call returned 48 hours later, at best.

Ben will lay your plan of defense out in front of you, and make sure that you feel confident in the process.  We understand that this moment feels overwhelming, so we will not only see you through this, but we will make it as easy as the process can be.

Michael & Associates is experienced in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, such as:

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

We don't accept cases in:

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

We can practice law anywhere in the state of Texas.  From Austin to  San Antonio, and anywhere in between.

Driving While Intoxicated in Georgetown

In Georgetown, Williamson County, and elsewhere in Texas, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher means you can be arrested for DWI.  That number represents the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream.

Whether you have a BAC above 0.08% depends on the number of drinks consumed, your height and weight, as well as your tolerance, and the amount of time that has passed since your last drink.

In Georgetown, punishment for DWI is based on the number of previous offenses.

1st Offense

  • Up to a $2,000 fine
  • Up to six months in jail upon conviction, with three days minimum
  • Loss of DL for up to 1 year

2nd Offense

  • Up to a $4,000 fine
  • 30 to 365 days in jail
  • Loss of your DL for up to 2 years

3rd Offense

  • A $10,000 fine
  • From 2 to 10 years in state prison
  • Loss of your DL for up to 2 years

Sentence enhancements that will apply if caught driving with a child passenger:

  • Increased fines - as much as $10,000
  • AS much as 2 years in jail
  • six months tacked on to your license revocation

Running from the police is not an option. They will catch you and you will face steep sentences when you are caught. Never run.

When the officer walks up to your window, be cordial. Never be aggressive. Ask if you can reach for your documents when they tell you to. Move slowly and don't make sudden movements.

One thing you will be asked is whether you know the reason for the stop. The answer is always a very respectful no. The officer needs a probable cause for the stop, and admitting to that cause takes away one of the defenses available to you.

You have the ability and right to refuse any test you are ordered to take. Be respectful and tell the officer you simply don't feel comfortable taken the test without your lawyer's approval. Ask to talk with an attorney before consenting to the field sobriety tests.

An officer may arrest you on suspicion of DWI for other reasons, or a judgment call.  After the arrest, you will be asked to undergo a blood test or breathalyzer to establish BAC. Refusal means a suspension of your license. That said, a conviction means suspension plus other penalties. Your lawyer can help you fight the charges in either case.

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.

Never plead guilty to a DWI. The stakes are too high and the penalties are too severe for you to give up. Call us today and we promise the best possible defense you can have. 

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