Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Pflugerville, TX DWI / DUI Lawyer that Cares

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

A DWI Arrest in Pflugerville Can Cost You Dearly
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Arrested for DWI in Pflugerville, TX?

Very few events can be as traumatic as a DWI arrest. 

Drinking and driving is unfortunately one of the most frequently committed crimes in Texas.

Just because it is common doesn't mean the authorities in Pflugerville and the Travis County court system will be lenient when sentences are handed down.  That's where Michael & Associates comes in.

DWI Arrests Can Cost Both Your Money and Freedom

Just because the crime is common, that doesn't mean the Travis County prosecutor will go easy on you.  

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Here are the guidelines for a DWI conviction:

First Offense: 

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

Second Offense:

  • As much as a $2000 fine
  • From one to twelve months in jail
  • Losing your license for as much as two years

Third+ Offense:

  • As much as a $10,000 fine
  • From two to ten years in prison
  • Losing your license for as much as two years
  • Permanent felony record

And that doesn't include sentencing enhancements for driving with a child in the car.

Don't Let a Single Mistake Define Your Life

DWI convictions can follow you for life. Finding a job, and increasing your insurance rates, among other things.  

The seriousness of the charges demands that you act quickly, and find the best legal team you can.

When arrested for DWI, don't try to do things by yourself.  Find an experienced lawyer who will give you the best defense possible.

Michael & Associates Has Your Back

We have nearly ten years of experience handling DWI cases. We have a long record of success. 

After having hundreds of cases dismissed or reduced, we have become famous for our ability to help our clients.

We offer high-touch, white-glove DWI defense.  We promise to take on a limited caseload, so we can focus on your case. We don't churn cases rapidly like the bigger firms.

At Michael & Associates, you get full access to managing partner Ben Michael, and he is always available to make the process clear and help you understand the plan for your defense.

With Michael & Associates, you know you have a bulldog in your corner.  Call us today to begin mapping out the best defense you can have against DWI.

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Hundreds of Happy Clients

If you need a criminal defense lawyer then you need to call Michael & Associates. Ben Michael and his team are passionate about fighting for their clients and getting them the best possible outcome. They are knowledgeable and experienced, and they will work tirelessly to get you the results you need. I highly recommend Michael & Associates to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer in Austin, TX.

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Recent DWI Cases

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Allegations: Police pulled the client over, alleging that he was passing erratically.  After refusing the breathalyzer, the client was arrested and booked into jail.

Result: We motioned to suppress the illegally obtained evidence, which resulted in a full dismissal

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense

Allegations: Client was pulled over for speeding and refused to take a breathalyzer.  After failing the sobriety test the clientwas taken into custody.  This was the client's 2nd offense.

Result: State offered a plea bargain for reckless driving, and the client accepted.

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence

Allegations: Client arrested after failure to yield.  The officer administered both a breathalyzer and blood test.

Result: Case Dismissed

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

The biggest difference is that Michael & Associates always offers clients the white glove treatment, and the best defense possible

Bigger firms overpromise, but when you hire them, you'll find you do not get the white-glove treatment we offer our clients. All you'll get is dodged questions, minimal effort with your case, and cases taking priority over yours.

At Michael & Associates, we only take a limited caseload per week so we know we can handle your case with the proper attention and care it deserves. We promise you this: We will fight for you.

Every client will Ben Michael's personal cell phone, and you are invited to reach him morning or evening at any time. At another firm? They'll take days to call you back and usually ask you for the details of your case since they haven't even read it.

Ben promises to always put your well-being first, and will be by your side to ensure that you're comfortable through this entire process. We know that this is a gut-wrenching ordeal, and it seems like an unbearable weight, but we're here to get you the best possible outcome and reduce the stress your arrest is placing on you and your family.

We will be by your side through this, and make sure you come out of the process whole and intact.  We sympathize that this is a stressful time, but we are here to make the process as painless as it can be.

Michael & Associates handles misdemeanor and felony cases, and is an expert in the following areas of criminal law:

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

We don't accept these cases:

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

Driving While Intoxicated in Pflugerville

While in Pflugerville, Travis County, or anywhere in Texas, a driver suspected of having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher risks being arrested for DWI.  Your BAC is a measurement of the alcohol in your bloodstream.

Whether or not you are past the BAC limit depends on a number of factors, such as your height, weight, sex, and how long it has been since you had your last sip of alcohol.

In Pflugerville, Travis County, and elsewhere in TX the penalties are based on how many priors you have.

1st Offense

  • As much as a $2,000 fine
  • 3 days mandatory minimum jail, and up to six months
  • Losing your license for as much as a year

2nd Offense

  • as much as a $4,000 fine
  • 1 month to a year in jail
  • Losing your license for as much as a two years

3rd  Offense

  • A $10,000 fine
  • 2 to 10 years in prison
  • Losing your license for as much as a two years

Sentencing guidelines call for enhanced penalties if there are underage passengers:

  • increasedfines up to $10,000
  • Up to 2 years in jail
  • an increase of 180 days to your driver's license suspension

If you are stopped by police, pull over immediately. Never run from the police as you will get caught and face even more jail time.

Be respectful to the officer that approaches your vehicle. When they ask to see your license, registration, and proof of insurance be polite. Tell them where the documents are and ask if you can get them. Slowly retrieve them from their location.

If you are asked if you know why you were stopped, your answer should be "no sir" or "no ma'am," because the officer needs probable cause for pulling you over. Don't risk your defense during your court date by admitting to a reason.

It's within your legal rights to refuse both the preliminary breathalyzer test and a field sobriety test. It is good to refuse these if you think you have a possibility of failing them. You should politely inform the officer that you're uncomfortable taking them and would prefer to consult with your attorney before doing so. There is a strong chance you are being recorded, so be respectful.

If the officer decides you look like you have been drinking, you may still be arrested. Once this happens, most people are asked to take a blood or breath test to establish their BAC. Refusing to take the test means you will have your DL suspended, but if you are convicted that is going to happen anyway. Either way, a lawyer can help you fight the result.

The police can obtain a warrant that compels you to take a blood exam, but it is often a slow process.

Never speak to an officer without your attorney present, and request a chance to speak with your lawyer at the first opportunity.

Yes, you should never fail to present a defense if you are charged with a DUI.  Whether it's your first or third DUI, the stakes are so high, it's vital you fight and have a lawyer on your side.

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