If you or a loved one are ever arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston we recommend reaching out to Attorney Tad Nelson. Although first DWI offenses are classified as misdemeanor criminal offenses in the State of Texas, a conviction for drunk driving at the misdemeanor level can lead to more severe charges in the future if the defendant is arrested for a similar offense in the future.
For example, if you’re convicted of a 1st or 2nd misdemeanor offense in Texas, and are arrested for a subsequent offense, you could be facing felony charges which could lead to a prison sentence to the tune of years.
Common Precursors to Galveston DWI Arrests
Interstate 45, from Houston to Galveston
Most people who are arrested in Galveston County and accused of DWI are usually arrested while driving Interstate 45.
Why I-45 you might ask?
Because it’s fun to speed on I-45 heading to Galveston Island. I’ve sped down I-45 hundreds of times and can attest to seeing exotic cars on the shoulder of the freeway complete with an officer attached to the driver’s side window with a ticket-book in hand, issuing a citation for a minor traffic violation. Therein lies the perfect situation for the encounter with the officer to escalate.
If the officer even thinks we smells or detects the use of alcohol, the driver will likely be arrested and charged with DWI. Once arrested for DWI in Galveston, all hell will break lose in your life.
Getting Out of Trouble
It’s Easy to Get Into and Hard to Get Out Of
Attorney Tad Nelson recommends not participating in roadside sobriety testing and to refuse to provide blood, breath and urine samples. The reason for this is that samples can lead to a tough case for the defense and an all but guaranteed victory for the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. However, with a qualified DWI defense law firm like The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates on your side, even impossible odds can be bested.
If you’re convicted of a first offense DWI offense you’re best option is to fight the charge to hopefully avoid a conviction. Even in the most impossible cases a deal can be struck with prosecutors for a probationary arrangement. A deferred adjudication option might be the best option. This form of probation, in short, basically lets the defendant off the hook if no subsequent offense of committed over a set period of time. If you’re successful, you could end up beating a Galveston DWI charge, no sweat.
Where you or a loved one arrested for drunk driving in Galveston? If so, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates by calling 409-765-5614. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Tad Nelson or Amber Spurlock at your earliest convenience. For your convenience, the law office’s location information is listed below.