Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Aggressive DWI / DUI Lawyers Serving Spicewood, TX

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

A DWI in Spicewood Might be a Life-Changing Event.
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DWI Penalties in Spicewood are Severe

You aren't the first person to be arrested for DWI in Travis county, but the charges are serious and you need to act toward defending yourself right away.   

The prosecution will work hard to sentence you to the traditional guidelines. You need to have a legal team in place to defend against that.  A first-time offense might seem like no big deal, but it can mean $2,000 in fines and spending up to six months in jail. A follow-up arrest would mean a $4,000 fine and up to twelve months in jail.

More than two DWI arrests? The felony penalties, in that case, can range from two to ten years in prison, and fines of nearly $10,000.

A conviction also means a driver's license suspension, which will last as much as a year for a first-time offender, and as many as two years for follow-up offenses. 

You can also face enhanced sentences for child endangerment and property damage. This can increase your sentence by months in jail, and many thousands of dollars. 

Don't Let One DWI Define the Rest of Your Life

One mistake shouldn't define your entire future. You aren't the only person ever arrested for DWI and you won't be the last. 

There are a lot of negative outcomes associated with a DWI. One big one is that your license might be suspended before you even go to trial. We can fight to try and stop that. That's not to mention the spike in your insurance premiums, and the criminal record that can show up when trying to find work or rent a home. 

The reality is that there is a lot riding on the line after this arrest. Be sure to have someone by your side with experience and the guts to fight for you. 

The Michael & Associates Difference

At Michael and associates, we see our clients as an extension of our family. We treat every case with the seriousness it deserves. 

We have ten years of fighting for our clients in Travis County, and we have the experience to help you when you need it most. There is no reason to mount a timid defense. This is a serious event and you need to fight back, hard. 

You need more than just the will to fight back though. We offer you a high-touch, white-glove treatment to help make the process go as smoothly as it can go.  DWI cases have a tendency to drag out, causing unnecessary stress and financial drains on the client. We work hard to make the wheels of justice turn in your favor, as quickly as they can.

The weight of one team, working as a unit.  Aggressive defense.  White glove treatment.  We give clients the total package at Michael and Associates.

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Hundreds of Happy Spicewood Clients

My experience at Michael and Associates was a very positive one. I can't say enough good things about Ben and his team. I was in deep trouble, and I know without them I would have spent months in jail. They were able to get a complete sentence reduction, and I was able to learn a hard lesson. I'll never break the law again. 

Jordan L
Spicewood, TX

Recent DWI Cases near Spicewood

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Spicewood, TX

Allegations: The client was administered a breathalyzer after failing to stop at an intersection. The client failed the breathalyzer and was brought to the station for questioning.

 

Result: Complete dismissal

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Spicewood, TX

Allegations: Officers stopped the client for allegedly speeding and administered a breathalyzer test.  After failing that test, the client was arrested

 

Result: Improper stop, case dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: DWI, 2nd Offense

Location: Spicewood, TX

Allegations: After the officer reported seeing the client weaving in her lane, the officer stopped the client. The officers asked our client to step out of the car and then searched it.  After being brought to the station, the officers got the OK to draw blood.

 

Result: Charges Reduced

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

At Michael & Associates we take pride in offering you the white glove treatment, and the best outcome you can hope for.

There are so many lawyers in Texas who offer clients big promises but deliver scant results. These lawyers aren't always worth what they charge. Do they give each case 100%?  Usually, they don't. They just try to close a case quickly so they can move on to an easier one.

Ben Michael has a different philosophy. We only take on the cases we can handle personally. By limiting our caseload, we can offer that white glove treatment to each client.

We give our clients Ben's direct number. He is available any time of the day to his clients. At other firms, you are lucky if you can leave a message and get a call back the next day. Usually, it takes days. 

Ben Michael is there to see you through the entire process, from beginning to end. We know that our clients are facing one of the worst moments in their lives. At their lowest point, we can step in to help things get back on track. We fight for you. 

Michael & Associates will accept felony and misdemeanor criminal cases of all types. We work on cases that include, but aren't limited to, 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

Our firm is licensed to practice law in every Texas county. We are accepting new clients anywhere between Austin and San Antonio. 

Driving While Intoxicated in Spicewood

Just like any other city in Texas, when you are stopped in Spicewood, or anywhere else in Travis County, anyone operating a motor vehicle with a (BAC) of 0.08% or higher can be charged with DWI.  Your BAC is the number that represents the saturation level of alcohol in your system.

Exactly how many drinks it requires to be at or above .08% is different for everyone. Your height, weight, and sex are all contributors. It mostly relies on how long it has been since you took a sip of alcohol. 

In Spicewood, it all comes down to whether or not you have any prior convictions.

1st Offense

  • As high as a $2,000 fine
  • As many as 6 months in jail, with 3 days mandatory
  • Losing your license for a year

2nd Offense

  • As high as a $4,000 fine
  • From 30 to 365 days in jail
  • Losing your license for as many as two years

3rd Offense

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

Additional penalties that might apply for having an underage passenger in the motor vehicle:

  • Increased fines up to $10,000
  • As many as 2 years in jail
  • Six extra months of driver's license suspension

The first thing you should keep in mind is that failure to stop for an officer will send you directly to prison. Do not run from the police. You will make things much worse for yourself, and you will not outrun them. 

When the officer approaches the vehicle they will ask for your paperwork and license. When you go to retrieve them, ask first and let the officer know where you are reaching. Always be as polite as possible.

The officer might also ask you if you know the reason they initiated the traffic stop. You should politely tell them you don't know why you were stopped. They are looking to establish a reason for the stop, and use that probable cause in court. Don't remove that line of defense from your lawyer's arsenal. 

Keep in mind that you are on bodycam, so always be as respectful as possible. You can refuse to take the tests though. If you are asked to take a test you think you might fail, you are within your rights to refuse. You will lose your license for a year if you refuse to take a breathalyzer, but if convicted of DWI you would lose the license anyway. Your lawyer can help you fight for a good outcome in either case. 

If the officer who initiated the stop thinks they notice any slurred speech, alcohol on your breath, or bloodshot eyes, you might be detained for suspicion of DWI.  Once arrested, They will ask you to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test.  Refusal means suspension of your license. 

Officers can get a warrant to draw blood, and force you to submit to the drawing, but that will take some time since they need a warrant to do it.

Never answer questions without a lawyer present, and ask to have a conversation with your lawyer as soon as possible.

Alway put up a vigorous defense against a DWI charge. The situation calls for you to mount a speedy and strong defense. You need a tough lawyer by your side. 

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