David Hunter - Fort Bend Co., Texas DWI Defense Lawyer
A Texas drunk driving conviction is like no other crime in Texas - it is based almost entirely on the subjective opinion of a police officer. It also has oppressive social and legal consequences. A successful DWI defense is possible in Texas, but you need the help of an experienced DWI defense lawyer. My name is David Hunter, and I am a skilled DWI defense lawyer and former Texas judge who has seen first-hand just how complicated a successful drinking and driving defense is.
My experience as a Texas judge has given me a unique perspective on criminal law, allowing me to know how to best defend those accused of a Texas DWI. At my practice, The David Hunter Law Firm in Sugar Land, Texas, I work hard to have your DWI and DUI charges dismissed. If complete dismissal is not an option, I work to minimize the consequences of a DWI conviction, including fighting to let you keep your driver's license.
Call David Hunter, experienced DWI defense lawyer, at 281-265-1515 to discuss your situation in a free consultation. We'll evaluate your case and discuss your legal options.
The Foundation of a Successful DWI Defense in Texas
A successful Texas DWI defense is built on knowledge and experience, and I have both. Since leaving the judicial bench, I have established a criminal defense practice focused on defending those accused of DWI and DUI, including underage drinking and driving. I have attended, participated in and lectured at numerous DWI/DUI seminars across Texas and the U.S.
I have advanced training as a Breath Test Operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000 - known as the breathalyzer machine - and I am a Certified Instructor of the police sobriety tests known as Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). In addition, I have attended the prestigious National DUI College at Harvard.
When DUI Charges Should Be Challenged and Dismissed
Using this extensive knowledge and experience as your Texas DWI defense lawyer, I will build the strongest defense possible to fight your DWI/DUI charges. An effective defense can be based on a number of factors. For example, the breathalyzer (the Intoxilyzer 5000) used for breath testing does not always return accurate readings due to mechanical or operator error. The police may not have had adequate cause to stop your vehicle. There may have been errors in the officer's arrest report. I carefully examine all aspects of your case to find any way to overcome the charges against you.
Additionally, how a field sobriety test is conducted may determine whether or not an officer had probable cause to arrest you. In many ways, field sobriety tests are designed to ensure failure. Even when people are sober, some have difficulty walking toe to toe, balancing or performing tasks involving hand-eye coordination. A field sobriety test is intended to provide an officer with probable cause to arrest someone suspected of drunk driving. However, a certain amount of judgment is involved which makes it even more important for an officer to correctly follow proper procedures. I am a Certified Instructor in how to properly administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. I cross-exam officers and review dashboard video to expose mistakes that raise reasonable doubt.
Entering a Plea - Reducing the Charges or Sentence Against You
If a successful defense is not possible, and the state's evidence is just too strong, I will work hard as your DWI defense lawyer to minimize the consequences you face. Depending on the facts of your specific case, it may be possible to negotiate a lesser charge. There may also be other options open to you.
For a free consultation with experienced DWI defense lawyer David Hunter, call 281-265-1515, or contact me using the form on the right. Or, learn more about David Hunter's history as a DWI defense lawyer.
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