Driving While Intoxicated
An experienced aggressive criminal lawyer fighting for your rights
Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated? The biggest mistake you can make is not hiring a DWI defense lawyer when you have been arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. You will have 15 days to request an Administrative License Hearing to start the fight to keep your license. The Department of Public Safety must prove the police officer had reasonable suspicision to stop and uphold the case to suspend your license by the lowest judgement standard in the law, ” a preponderance of the evidence.” DWI Lawyer Wayne Goralski has successfully defended against this standard causing DPS to lose the right to suspend a client’s driver’s license as a result of an ALR Hearing.
The highest courts have recognized that “law enforcement is a competitive enterprise.” If you want justice, then you will have to fight for it and present your case in the best possible light. Hire an aggressive Houston DWI lawyer who understands the evidentiary needs of the prosecution, so that you can assert the best criminal defense. Prosecution of DWI often fails due to inexact methods used by DWI investigators. Lawyer Wayne “Roger” Goralski has achieved multiple pre-trial dismissals in criminal cases. Protect your rights by hiring a knowledgeable Houston DWI attorney. As a criminal defense lawyer Wayne Goralski understands how to deconstruct a DWI criminal case, and build your defense case, so you can present your defense in the best light.
Houston Attorney Wayne Goralski has handled cases for clients in numerous Texas Courts including Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Fayette county, Waller and Galveston County Courts. Defense Attorney Wayne Goralski has sucessfully concluded cases in a variety of courts including, District and County Criminal, Civil, Family, and Juvenile Courts. Wayne Goralski worked for several years as the Supervising Staff Attorney, for the Chief of Police in the Chief’s Command gaining a detailed legal perspective of law enforcement investigations and operations.
Attorney Wayne Roger Goralski is a Houston-based attorney, working as a DWI criminal defense lawyer and handling civil litigation cases, has more than 27 years of experience as a former criminal justice professional with the Houston Police Department. Wayne is now honorably retired and practicing law as the owner of his own law office. As a based in Houston Attorney Wayne Goralski has handled cases for clients in numerous Texas Courts including the Harris County Courts, both District and County Criminal, Civil, Family, and Juvenile Courts. Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Wayne Goralski has represented clients, all over Southeast Texas, including various related city courts, Houston, Pasadena, Baytown, Bellaire, League City, Missouri City, Pearland, Seabrook, Stafford, Sugarland, Tomball, and in the Woodlands. Wayne Goralski spent 10 years working the streets of Houston as a Supervisor and a Police Officer, and 17 additional years as a Squad and Division Commander. Wayne Goralski worked for several years as the Supervising Staff Attorney, in the Chief’s Command for the Chief of Police. Wayne Goralski has been a licensed Texas attorney for 17 years, since 1997.
Driving While Intoxicated Laws
What is driving while intoxicated? Based in Houston, DWI Lawyer Wayne Goralski knows how to handle your Driving While Intoxicated Charges. Wayne has completed the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s DWI certification cle as DWI Trial Warrior. Wayne has been trained and has handled DWI as an Investigator for Houston Police Department, and as a Lieutenant, Attorney Goralski was appointed a term on the Police Accident Review Board, responsible for the review and recommendation to the Chief of Police of all police car accident investigations. Captain Wayne Goralski’s last assignment before retirement was at the Vehicular Crimes Division, also more commonly known as Traffic and Accident Division. Wayne Goralski had oversight responsibility for the investigation of all fatality crashes, catastrophic crashes, crashes on the freeways, and Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department fleet car crashes, as well as investigation of the offenses of Fail to Stop and Give Information, and Failed to Stop and Render Aid. Related crimes investigated and presented to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office include Driving While Intoxicated, DWI laws, Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault. Attorney Wayne Goralski provided supervisory oversight to crash investigators, the Crash Reconstruction Unit, the Hit and Run Investigations Unit, and the Driving While Intoxicated Hold Desk.
Lawyer Wayne Goralski has practiced in numerous Texas Courts including the Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, and Galveston County, Justice of the Peace Courts. Wayne Goralski has represented clients, all over Southeast Texas, including various city courts, which includes the City of Houston Municipal Court. Additionally Wayne, working as a criminal lawyer, has represented clients in Pasadena, Baytown, Bellaire, League City, Pearland, Seabrook, Stafford, Sugarland, and Tomball, Municipal Courts, and in the Woodlands Township. If you need a Houston, DWI lawyer, call Wayne now.
In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). A person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle. Hire a DWI Lawyer immediately if you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated.
After an Arrest
If you have been arrested for DWI, what happens next? Individuals who refuse or fail a blood or breath test following an arrest for DWI may have their driver license suspended from 90 days to 2 years. Refusal or failure of this test will also result in an automatic one-year disqualification for individuals with a commercial driver license. This is known as the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program.
Individuals who have been charged with DWI may be eligible to request a hearing for an administrative license revocation (ALR) to contest the suspension of their driver license. This is a civil process and is separate from the criminal conviction process. This hearing must be properly requested and within the required time frame, 15 days. Consult with Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Wayne Goralski for details.
After a criminal conviction for Driving While Intoxicated the potential jail time, fines, and penalties, become increasingly more severe as the number of DWI convictions and aggravating factors accumulate.
Occupational Driver License
Individuals may be able to apply for an occupational license while their driver license is suspended or revoked.
Don’t delay. Contact the Law Office of Wayne Goralski today.
When you have been charged with a crime, choose a based in Houston criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 713-859-0863 or contact the office online to schedule your initial consultation regarding your criminal case. Hire a DWI Lawyer with an office conveniently located in Houston, Texas, Mr. Goralski is a Houston Criminal Defense/DWI Lawyer who stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter involving driving while intoxicated.