DWI Attorney Serving Clients in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin Counties
At the Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover, located in Dallas, we represent clients who have been charged with DWI in every major city of Dallas County, including Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Carrollton, and Cockrell Hill to name a few. Any type of DWI charge that leads to an arrest for DWI is punishable according to the Texas DWI laws.
Depending on how many DWI offenses or DWI convictions you have, you will be required to pay the appropriate fees based on Texas DWI penalties. Our law firm helps to protect the rights of our clients. We realize laws constantly change, and it is important to have an attorney who can stay up-to-date on these changes. Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in Texas with severe consequences. You cannot afford to lose a DWI case and risk conviction for DWI.
Your first court date WILL NOT BE YOUR TRIAL DATE! The purpose of this first hearing is to determine two things.
- Are you going to honor your bond and be in court when you are requested to be there? If you do not show, a warrant will be issued by the court to arrest you and bring you to Court. You will be arrested, required to pay a new bond (if a bond is even possible?). If you are there, you are well on your way to hitting a home run.
- Have you hired a lawyer? If you have not, then you will be asked if you are planning on hiring an attorney by yourself or will you be applying for a “Court Appointed Attorney”?
Either answer is fine. They just need to know this information before your case will ever “start”. Once you have your lawyer, you may not be required to show up for every setting of your case. Each County is different. They all have their own rules. And they follow them
Collin County has a great practice. Collin County requires the defendant be required to personally appear at the first court setting. There will be two more court appearances that you will not be required to attend.
You will need to appear before the Court to tell him/her your intentions with your case. Do you want to have a jury trial or are you working out a plea bargain agreement with the District Attorney?
If you are working with the DA your case may be over that day. Sometimes it is necessary to reset the case again, but in the majority of cases your deal is made, the Judge approves it and Orders it and you are done with court (Unless you do that again!)
If you choose to take your case to Trial, a date will be set for your trial. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL TRIAL SETTINGS OF YOUR CASE! Your case may not selected for trial when the date comes and a new date will be selected. There are many cases set for trial every week because you never know when something happens in a particular case that is unexpected and that case will not be able to go to trial. The Court sets more than one case so it can insure that it uses its court time wisely. Every court want to be in trial. All of them. So they want to be sure that they get their trials because that is their most important jobs.
Contact the Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover to represent you for DWI, if you have been charged and arrested, anywhere in Dallas County, for driving while intoxicated. Our law has handled more than 500 DWI cases with successful results, and we focus 100% of our firm's attention on DWI matters. Call us today, Toll-Free, at 1-888-252-4DWI, or locally, in Dallas, at 214-521-2277 to schedule an initial consultation.
Dallas County DWI Defense Lawyer
Collin County DWI defense attorney Chris Hoover has more than 25 years of legal experience in DWI. He is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense. When clients seek attorney representation for DWI defense in Collin County, Texas, they can rest assured that our law firm knows what it takes to provide maximum DWI defense to avoid criminal conviction.