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Central Texas Lawyers Help Clients Fight Drunk Driving Charges

Proven Harker Heights DWI attorneys help motorists avoid unfair penalties

Fighting back against a charge of driving while intoxicated might help you keep your driving privileges while avoiding unjust fines and incarceration. Unfortunately, many motorists don’t understand the defenses that exist even if a breath or blood test indicates that their blood alcohol level was above the standard legal limit of .08 percent. Seigman, Starritt-Burnett & Sinkfield, PLLC in Harker Heights counters the allegations and evidence brought by the authorities and works diligently to identify faulty test results and unlawful police actions that could destroy the case against you. In Killeen, Copperas Cove and across the area, our Texas attorneys take on prosecutors and find creative ways to help reduce or eliminate DWI penalties.

Firm serving Bell and Coryell counties advises on issues affecting DWI cases

Throughout Bell and Coryell counties, attorney Tom Seigman offers aggressive criminal defense in DWI cases and makes sure that clients understand critical legal issues such as:

  • Test refusal — Motorists who’ve been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving are often unsure about whether to take a breath or blood test ordered by police. The state’s implied consent rule means that anyone driving on Texas roads automatically consents to these tests and refusing to give a sample can lead to a license suspension of at least six months regardless of whether you are actually intoxicated.
  • DUI — Texas drivers under 21 years old are not permitted to operate a vehicle with any alcohol in their system. Young motorists face charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol if any amount is detected. This misdemeanor count could be added to a DWI charge if the test result exceeds the adult legal limit.
  • Improper stops and searches — Drivers have fundamental rights, and when overzealous authorities violate them, the evidence collected during those stops can be thrown out. Our firm thoroughly examines the circumstances that lead to stops, searches and arrests to see if legal justification existed for the officer’s actions.

In a free consultation, we’ll evaluate the case being brought against you and evaluate potential strategies to challenge the allegations.

Skillful litigators seek dismissals and appropriate sentence reductions

Even if it’s your first offense, a DWI conviction can trigger a sentence of up to six months in jail in addition to a fine and license suspension. Whether you’ve never been accused of drunk driving before or are being charged as a multiple violator, we’ll press to reduce the penalty you face. When a loss of driving privileges will prevent you from getting to work, our firm can seek an occupational license for you. This gives you the ability to drive to your job with the installation of an ignition interlock device that requires you to pass a sobriety breath test before starting your vehicle.

Litigators represent plaintiffs and defendants in drunk driving civil cases

In addition to criminal penalties, allegations of driving while impaired can result in civil claims if someone is hurt or property is damaged. Our attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury matters and can assist plaintiffs seeking monetary damages as well as individuals being sued in civil actions. Even if no DWI citation was made by the police, we will review whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident.

Contact a dedicated Texas DWI defense lawyer to arrange a free consultation

Seigman, Starritt-Burnett & Sinkfield, PLLC in Harker Heights, Texas represents clients in Copperas Cove, Killeen and throughout Bell and Coryell counties who have been charged with driving while intoxicated and other motor vehicle offenses. Please call 254-781-8282 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office.

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  • Harker Heights Office
    2025 Memory Lane
    Suite 400
    Harker Heights, Texas 76548
    Phone: 254-781-8282
    Fax: 254-781-8283