Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Irving, TX DWI / DUI Lawyer that Cares

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

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Pulled Over and Arrested For DWI in Irving?

Not many things will cause more anxiety than going through an arrest for DWI.

It's a common crime in Dallas County, but that doesn't mean stiff penalties won't follow a conviction. Prosecutors in Irving certainly don't forgive DWI offenses easily, so you need a hard-nosed fighter at your side to get the best outcome you can. 

A DWI Can Cost You Fines and Land You In Jail

The offense might be common, but the sentences are harsh.  

Just look below if you have any doubt.

These are the sentences for DWI:

  • As much as a $2000 fine
  • From three days to six months in jail
  • Losing your license for 365 days

Second Offense:

  • As high as a $2000 fine
  • Anywhere from one to twelve months in jail
  • A suspension of your license for as many as two years

Third+ Offense:

  • AS high as a $10,000 fine
  • Between two and ten years in prison
  • A suspension of your license for as many as two years
  • Permanent felony record

These sentences only increase if a child was in the vehicle or if there was any associated property damage - including any bodily harm.

Don't Risk Your Future For One Mistake

Other fallout from a DWI includes losing your license, damage to your reputation, and increased insurance rates. 

There is also a lingering criminal record that can make it hard to find a job. 

If you are arrested for DWI, find an experienced lawyer who knows the area. Having a strong fighter at your side is essential during this process.

Michael & Associates Has Your Back

We have over ten years of experience arguing cases like yours, both to the prosecutor and to the judge and jury. 

We have a feel for what is needed to win cases in our area, and while no one can promise a win, we can promise the best results we can get for you. We fight for you like a family member and are loyal to you and you alone. 

A high-touch, white-glove DWI defense system sets us apart from the competition.  It's treating each case as unique that helps us be able to fight to get you the best possible outcome.

We do more than treat you like a number. We leave that to the more sizable firms. Instead, we give you full access to Ben Michael. You can call his cell phone number at any time. 

We pride ourselves on being the most caring legal team in Texas. Call Michael & Associates.  to set up your free case review. The soon we set up a custom defense strategy, the better the chances are we can keep you driving and living your life to the fullest. 

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Hundreds of Happy Clients

I am so grateful for the help that Michael and Associates provided when I was facing charges. They were knowledgeable, responsive, and able to help me immediately. I would highly recommend their services to anyone seeking quality representation.

Jordan L

Recent DWI Cases

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Allegations: Officers allegedly observed the client weaving in and out of their lane.  After failing the field sobriety test, the client was arrested.

Result: We were able to suppress illegally obtained evidence. Full dismissal.

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense

Allegations: The client was pulled over and arrested for the second DWI after police observed them running a stop sign. The client failed the breath exam.

Result: Reckless driving plea bargain

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence

Allegations: The client was given both a breath and blood test after failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

Result: Case Dismissed

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

We try to do things to set us apart from the bigger firms. We have the white glove defense that allows us to get our clients the best possible result. 

At Michael & Associates, we limit the daily and weekly caseload, which allows us to perform at a high level for our clients. We would rather have a better record of results than a higher number of cases. Other law firms want to deal in volume, but we want to give the best results. 

You get Ben Michael's personal number. You can call him any time you want to, with any question you might have, morning or night. The other guys will give you an answering service. We provide better service. See the difference? 

We want to make the entire process accessible and streamlined for our clients. Removing the confusion reduces stress and allows you to move on with your life. We promise one thing, and that is the best outcome possible. 

Michael & Associates will accept new felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, and specializes in clients arrested for the following:

  • 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 Irving

In Irving,  Dallas County, or anywhere else in Texas, a BAC of 0.08% or higher indicates DWI.  BAC is a measure of the alcohol saturation in your bloodstream.

A few different things will go into figuring out your BAC. Your height, weight, and overall size are the key factor. Sex is another factor. Tolerance and time passed since you last drank round out the criteria. 

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

1st Offense

  • As high as a $2,000 fine
  • As many as six months in jail, with three mandatory days in jail
  • A year's suspension of your license

2nd Offense

  • As high as a $4,000 fine
  • AS long as a year in jail
  • Suspension of your driver's license for as many as two years

3rdOffense

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

Additional penalties for child endangerment can come into play. Those include:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Adding on two years in jail time
  • A n additional six months of license suspension

The obvious first thing to remember is to pull over right away when you see the lights. Never flee from police since that is a felony with extremely harsh jail sentences attached. 

The officer will then come to your window and ask you to show your license and registration. Be sure to ask for permission to reach for them before you do so. Afterward, go slowly and don't make aggressive movements or remarks. You are likely on body cam, so ensure you are as respectful as possible. 

Always remember that an officer asks if you know why you were stopped so they can establish the probable cause for the stop. Just politely reply, "No Sir" or "No Ma'am."  In court, the question will come up. Don't remove a vector of defense for your legal team. 

It's not a bad idea to refuse the tests that the officer requests you undergo if you feel you won't pass the test anyway. Simply say that you would like to speak with your lawyer before taking any exam, and remember to remain polite and calm.  

If the offer suspects you of slurring your words or smelling like liquor, they might make an arrest for suspicion of DWI.  If you are arrested, The officer will try to establish a record of your BAC.  If you refuse the exams, you will lose your license for a year. You will lose your DL if you are convicted though. A lawyer will help you navigate the process from here. 

They can get a warrant to draw blood, but it takes time to transport you to the station and get the warrant. 

Never answer anything that can incriminate you. Always ask to speak with your attorney at the earliest opportunity.

You should never plead guilty to a DWI charge since there is nothing to gain from giving up the leverage you might have. Get an experienced lawyer to help you navigate the process. 

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