Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Aggressive DWI / DUI Lawyers Serving Jarrell, TX

Michael & Associates provides white glove, aggressive defense for drunk driving charges in Jarrell and surrounding areas.

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DWI Sentences in Jerrell are Harsh

After an arrest for DWI in Jerrell, you must mount a swift defense of your rights. The stakes are high even if the crime itself is common.

The state of Texas wants strict sentences for DWI cases in Williamson County, and the prosecutors try to give them exactly what they ask for.  It's $2,000 even if you have no prior conviction, and six months in jail is a possibility.  The next time you get arrested, you face a $4,000 fine and a full year in jail.

If you have a felony DWI, which is a three-time offender, you can face a sentence of $10,000 and 10 years in jail.

You also face the mandatory license suspension, which will be up to a year for a first-time offender, and up to two years or more for a second or third-time offender. 

There are significant sentence increases for people who commit a secondary offense during a DWI, such as property damage, leaving the scene, or child endangerment. DWI manslaughter carries a sentence enhancement of many years in prison.

A DWI Arrest Shouldn't Define Your Life

The mistake is a big one, to be sure, but being arrested for DWI shouldn't mean your life is ruined. It doesn't have to be that way, with a solid plan in place to defend your rights. You do need to act decisively because any delay can mean more than just jail and fines.

DWI means more than jail time and fines if you don't have the right plan. A license suspension can start as soon as you get arrested. We can help fight that. You also face a massive spike in your insurance rates if you are convicted. Lastly, a permanent record can follow you during background checks for work and house rentals if you can't get the charges reduced. 

The reality is that the situation is precarious, and it can be like walking a tightrope. You need the right guide to get through to the other side intact. 

Michael & Associates is in Your Corner

Here at Michael and Associates, we have assembled an entire team of experts specializing in DWI case law. The ability to lean on our experts and solid loyalty to our clients means you get the same defense one of our family members would get. 

We have argued countless DWI cases in Williamson county over the past ten years, and one thing we have learned is that we need to think outside the box for our clients. There is no flowchart we can use to get a win. We stay flexible and craft an elegant defense that can adapt to your situation.

But an adaptable and ferocious defense isn't enough. We also offer a high-touch, white-glove approach that allows us to help you navigate the process without stress. There is no guesswork here. You know precisely what our plan will be. 

Team loyalty.  Ferocious defense.  White glove service.  Having Michael and Associates in your corner means never worrying about your case falling through the cracks.

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Hundreds of Happy Jarrell Clients

Ben Michael was amazing. I can't believe what he was able to accomplish for me. I would recommend him to my own mother. The process was painless, and after what he did for me I know that I will never drive drunk again.  Ben saved my reputation and put me on track for success.

Jordan L
Jarrell, TX

Recent DWI Cases near Jarrell

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Jarrell, TX

Allegations: Our client failed to obey a traffic signal and was stopped by an officer. They were given a sobriety test and failed.

 

Result: Case was dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Jarrell, TX

Allegations: Officers pulled our client over for reckless driving and administered both a breathalyzer test and field sobriety test. The client was taken into custody and brought to the station.

 

Result: The evidence was gathered improperly. Case dismissed.

Case Dismissed

Charge: DWI, 2nd Offense

Location: Jarrell, TX

Allegations: Afetr being observed allegedly swerving in their lane, the client was pulled over and their truck was searched.  After being arrested they were ordered to take a blood test.

 

Result: Charges were reduced

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

Michael & Associates is the only lawyer offering the type of white-glove defense than can provide the outcome you want.

So many firms in Texas are all hat and no cattle. They say they can deliver a win but only provide aggravation and grief. 

Michael & Associates has a team of experts on hand, plus we limit our caseload to the number of cases we can handle in a given week. No more than that. The difference is clear. We can craft a customized defense plan for clients; the track record speaks for itself.

Other firms have an answering service that will shuffle your name to the back of a list. Maybe you will get a call back by the end of the week; perhaps you won't. That's not how we do things here. We give you Ben Michael's cell number and encourage you to call him anytime, morning or night. If you have a question about your case, we will be here to answer it.

We will be by your side to help you navigate the entire ordeal as smoothly as you can. We understand your anxiety and are here to help you put that aside and focus on your defense. A clear-minded approach that gets results.

Michael & Associates will accept misdemeanor and felony criminal case of several types:

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

We aren't practicing:

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

We practice criminal law in every Texas county between San Antonio and Austin. Call for a case review and see if we can help you.

Driving While Intoxicated in Jarrell

In Jerrell, the Williamson County, TX prosecutor will prosecute any case with an arrest of a driver over .08% BAC. That number measures the alcohol in your system. 

There are several contributing factors that determine whether you are at or over the legal limit. Your height, weight, and your sex all play a large role. It's also a matter of how long it has been since you stopped drinking alcohol. 

In Jarrell, it is the number of prior convictions you have which will determine the penalties you face.

1st Offense

  • As high as a $2,000 fine
  • Three days in jail, with as many as six months added
  • Suspension of your license for a year

2nd Offense

  • As high as a $4,000 fine
  • 1 to 12 months in jail
  • A suspension of your driver's license for as many as two years

3rd Offense

  • As high as a $10,000 fine
  • 2 to 10 years in prison
  • A suspension of your driver's license for as many as two years

The penalties only go up from there, with enhancements added for things like child endangerment:

  • increased fines up to $10,000
  • Tacking on as many as two more years in jail
  • Your driver's license suspended for an extra six months

Running from the police isn't an option. Immediately pull over and behave respectfully to the officer, or you will worsen your situation. 

The officer will need to see your paperwork. Ask for permission before retrieving your registration from the glove box, so you don't alarm the officer. 

When you are asked if you know why you were stopped, the correct answer is a polite "No Sir" or "No Ma'am."  There must be reasonable suspicion for a stop and probable cause for a search. You don't want to take these arguments from your lawyer in court, so remain silent when asked. 

You can refuse any test they ask you to take. It's usually a good idea to refuse, if you know you aren't going to pass the test. Just reply that you don't want to take a test under the advisement of a lawyer, and that you wish to speak to your lawyer as soon as possible. 

If the officer thinks they detect the odor of booze or your eyes are red and swollen, they might make an arrest anyway. You would then be asked to take that sobriety test that was mentioned. Refusal means suspension of your license for a year, but a conviction also means that as well. Your lawyer can help you fight it.

Officers can get a warrant to draw blood when you get to the jail, but that will be a long process.

Never answer questions that will incriminate you, and ask to meet with your attorney as soon as you are arrested.

Definitely. Never enter a guilty plea for DWI because there is no upside to it for you. You need an experienced lawyer to help you through the plea, reduction, and evidence dismissal process.

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