Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Aggressive DWI / DUI Lawyers Serving Taylor, TX

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

DWI Convictions in Taylor May Cost a Fortune
We Save People and Wallets.

Arrested for DWI in Taylor?

If you were arrested for DWI in Taylor, you must move quickly to mount a great defense.

The state of Texas and the prosecutors in Williamson County will look to punish you with hefty fines, long sentences, and more if you get convicted.  With no prior convictions, you will still face a fine of $2,000 and spend six months in jail.  If you have a second arrest, the punishments can increase to over $4,000 in fines and up to twelve months in jail.

If you have three or more DWI offenses, you have moved into felony penalties, and the punishments can be as long as 10 years in prison and ten thousand dollars in fines.

You can also lose your license for a year after a first offense and up to two years or more for falling afoul of the law a second or third time.

Penalties will increase significantly if child endangerment or property damage sentences get tacked on. Be sure to ask your lawyer which outcomes you need to avoid. 

DWI is Crime, So Punishments Can Be Severe

You don't have to let a DWI arrest mean your future is in danger. With the proper legal representation, there are viable defenses available to you.

Jail time is only one thing prosecutors throw at people arrested for DWI. They also will threaten to suspend your license before you even go to trial. A lawyer can help you avoid that. They also will look to tie you up in lengthy legal proceedings to force you to plead guilty. You need a fighter by your side every step to help you combat those tactics.

The reality of the situation is apparent. You have to have a competent attorney. Representing yourself isn't a viable option. 

The Michael & Associates Difference

The best thing about having a lawyer who treats you like family is their ferocious loyalty to their clients. We aim to always fight for our clients and focus on their interests alone. 

The custom defense needed for each case means that an experienced team is required. Legal experts in many areas need to be called in, depending on the circumstances of your traffic stop.

That alone won't always be enough, though. We strive to give every client a high-touch, white-glove approach that streamlines the confusing process and stops the case from dragging out unnecessarily. Our team knows you need must resolve this and get your life on track. You don't need endless hours billed on the whim of the court system. 

Call Michael and Associates, and put the best legal team in Williamson County in your corner.

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Hundreds of Happy Taylor Clients

Calling Michael and Associates was the only great choice I made when it comes to this whole event. They were professional and capable. They were also able to help me get a break, and boy did I need one. I can't thank that team enough. 

Jordan L
Taylor, TX

Recent DWI Cases near Taylor

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Taylor, TX

Allegations: The client was having car trouble, and a random encounter led to a breathalyzer test. After being arrested, the client was taken to the station and called our legal team.

 

Result: Case dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Taylor, TX

Allegations: Officers stopped the client for unlawful speed and administered a breathalyzer. After failing that test and a follow-up field sobriety test the client was arrested for DWI.

 

Result: Evidence was gathered improperly, case dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: DWI, 2nd Offense

Location: Taylor, TX

Allegations: The client was detained for weaving in their lane. Police ordered our client to get out of the car and searched the vehicle.  The client was arrested and ordered to undergo a blood test.

 

Result: Charges Reduced

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

A couple of things make us different than other lawyers in Texas. The white glove treatment, and our promise to deliver the best possible outcome.

So many lawyers out there see clients as giant status symbols. They take on as many as they can, because more clients means more prestige, in the world of law. Not us though. We refuse to be a firm that overpromises and fails to deliver to our clients.

With Michael & Associates, the discipline to take on a select few clients is what makes us better. We limit our caseload to the lowest cases possible, and dedicate the time to each case that we would to our own brother's case. 

With our firm, you get Ben Michael's cell phone number given to you. Other firms give you an answering machine, and you will be lucky to get a call back by the end of the week. Ben is available by cell phone, directly, when you need answers most. 

Ben will be there to help you understand the legal process the whole way through. To seperaseparatete the fear tactics from the real problems, and to help you navigate the system with confidence and integrity. We will be by your side, taking on the stressful encounters with prosecutors, and doing our absolute best to come out on top. 

Michael & Associates will accept most any criminal case, including misdemeanor and felony cases like the following:

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

Our firm doesn't practice:

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

From Austin to San Antonio, we are accepting new clients statewide in Texas. Let us be there as your experienced voice through this difficult process. 

Driving While Intoxicated in Taylor

In Taylor, Williamson County, and the rest of Texas, the legal limit for the operation of a motor vehicle is .08%. That number is a numerical measurement of your bloodstream's alcohol content. 

The main contributor to a BAC number is the number of drinks in your bloodstream. The other main factors are your height, weight, and sex. Tolerance also plays a small part in a driver's BAC. 

In Williamson County, the penalties you face are dependent on the amount of previous arrests and convictions you had:

1st Offense

  • As much as a $2,000 fine
  • Three days minimum, and as many as 6 months in jail
  • A one year suspension of your driver's license

2nd Offense

  • As high as a $4,000 fine
  • 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

Sentencing enhancements for underage passengers are as follows:

  • Increased fines up to $10,000
  • As many as two years in jail
  • An additional six months of driver's license suspension

The most obvious first step is to pull over immediately. Running from the police will only make your situation much worse. Felony penalties for fleeing and eluding police are stringent. 

The officer will come to the window and ask for your paperwork, but be sure to let them know where it is before reaching for it. Don't make aggressive and sudden movements that can inflame the situation. Always be respectful when you are talking to law enforcement.

When you are asked if you know why you were stopped, always reply, "No Sir" or "No Ma'am."  The officer is trying to establish they had a good reason for the stop. You don't want them to have probable cause for this stop. 

You may decline to take both the field sobriety and preliminary breathalyzer tests.  It's an excellent notion to consider refusing these. Just say that you prefer to speak to a lawyer before taking any roadside tests, and ask to reach out to your attorney as soon as possible.

If the officer thinks they detect either slurred speech, alcohol on your breath, or bloodshot eyeballs, you may be arrested for DWI anyway.  You will be asked to take a breath test and possibly a blood exam. Refusing them means license suspension for a year, but that will likely happen anyway if you fail the test. An experienced attorney can help resolve the situation in either case.

You can be forced to take a blood exam after you are arrested but that can take a bit of time to get underway.

Never answer questions about your condition without a lawyer present. Ask for your lawyer right away when you are arrested.

You should never accept a guilty plea if you are arrested for DWI. It is vital that you put up a strong defense. An experienced lawyer can help you make the situation better.

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