A DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is a serious charge that can have lasting effects on your life, as well as your criminal and driving records. Having a skilled attorney on your side when charged with a DWI is vital to ensuring that your case gets the best possible outcome. Your attorney needs to understand the intricacies of DWI cases in order to advocate for you and your rights. As one of the most well-respected DWI lawyers in Houston, Andreea Ionescu understands criminal prosecution inside and out. During her time as a prosecutor, she handled hundreds of DWI cases and now puts that knowledge to use, fighting for you and your rights. She understands the questions that arise with these charges and is able to answer questions along the way.
“The best attorney you could ever hope to have in your corner! Andreaa fought tooth and nail for me from start to finish. She truly cares for her clients and genuinely takes the time to examine every aspect of a case before proceeding. She consults and keeps you informed throughout the entire way.” Alyssa Martinez
What does a DWI mean for me?
Understanding your case and the charges against you is crucial for the process and can help you take the correct next steps for your future.
Many factors go into determining the penalties from a DWI charge, such as the driver’s criminal record, the particular jurisdiction the infraction occurred, and the severity of the offense. While each case varies, the punishment for a DWI can include but is not limited to: fines, court costs, driver’s license suspension, probation and any associated fees, community service, ignition interlock device, or more.
If convicted of a DWI, insurance rates can increase, and the stigma of having a DWI will follow you on your criminal record. Due to the serious nature of these charges, it is vital that you have a skilled DWI lawyer on your side.
If you have been pulled over for a DWI, know that it is possible to fight the case against you. Hiring an experienced lawyer can improve your chances of costs being reduced, punishment minimized, or even a dismissal of the case. Call 832-509-0222 to schedule a free consultation with Andreea today—a top attorney in Houston.
The specific strategy your lawyer will employ will depend on the details of your particular case. They will start by considering a few basic questions as you work together to fight the DWI, including looking at the protocols and processes police officers are required to follow. Any procedural errors can result in a reduction of the charges or even an outright dismissal.
Here are a few of the questions that will be considered while determining how to fight your case:
Did the officer have proper cause to pull you over?
In Texas, if there isn’t proper cause for you to be pulled over, such as a traffic violation or a concern about your health or safety, then the prosecutor will have very little to prove their case against you. Through witness testimony and a detailed examination of the evidence, a determination will be made if the evidence against you was the fruit of an illegal stop. If there wasn’t a reason to pull you over, the resulting evidence can be suppressed by filing a motion before trial.
Did the officer perform their DWI investigation correctly?
All DWI investigations are very detailed, and the various tests need to be conducted accurately. If the validity of the tests is called into question, the resulting evidence will also be questioned. If consent was not given or if a warrant wasn’t appropriately issued, it can affect the legitimacy of the charges against you.
Time is also an important factor in DWI cases. If the investigation lasts for hours and evidence is collected hours after the traffic stop, it can be more difficult for the prosecutor to make their case against you and prove that you were intoxicated at the time of the traffic stop. This is why it is important for your lawyer to understand the intricacies of DWI cases to ensure the law was followed.
As one of the foremost DWI attorneys in Houston, Andreea knows the questions ask to ensure that your case is handled fairly. She will help you understand and fight for your rights every step of the way.
Were the tests completed accurately?
There are proper protocols that must be followed when DWI tests are completed. The qualifications of those conducting the tests in the labs will need to be examined, along with the procedures followed by all involved to ensure that the results of the tests are reliable.
If you took a breath or blood test in the field and were told that it was above the legal limit, that doesn’t mean that reading was accurate, nor does it mean you will be convicted. This is why understanding your rights is vital.
Every DWI case is different, which is why having a lawyer in your corner is essential. Your lawyer will know the laws for that specific county and help you navigate the often confusing legal system. They will be able to spot inconsistencies in the case against you and can advocate for you accordingly. Having an experienced attorney on your side can significantly increase the chances of the charges against you being reduced or even dismissed.
“I hired Ms. Ionescu for a DWI case. She knows a lot about DWIs. She knows about all the tests and she explained to me how it all works. She got me the result I wanted. I recommend her to anybody who needs a DWI attorney.” Christina Gonzalez
As one of the best DWI attorneys in Montgomery County, Andreea Ionescu knows the winning strategies to employ to fight a DWI case. She uses her expert knowledge and many years of experience to ensure that each client understands the process and their rights. Call 832-509-0222 today to discuss the details of your case and get Andreea fighting on your side.