As a former Harris County Prosecutor, Herman Martinez understands DWI Defense. Mr. Martinez also understands what a difficult time this can be for someone facing DWI prosecution and is a dedicate DWI advocate for his clients. With a clear understanding of the legal system and the Houston criminal court procedures Mr. Martinez brings over 15 years of experience to defending those accused of driving while intoxicated.
Once a person is arrested for DWI, he/she may be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony DWI offense. If it is the person’s first time being arrested for driving under the influence, or if the person did not cause any third party or property damage, he/she will usually be charged with a misdemeanor. However, if the person has prior DWI convictions or if the person caused bodily harm to a third party or extensive property damage, it is very likely that he person will be charged with a felony offense. Attorney Charles Johnson can get involved from the onset of the legal process and provide insight and direction as the person’s case progresses. Additionally, Attorney Johnson can negotiate with judges and prosecutors to possibly have the person’s criminal charges reduced, or in some cases, dismissed entirely.
Mr. Barnett's first job as an attorney was in the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's office as a state prosecutor. He served in that office for three years, prosecuting all cases ranging from DWI to capital murder. For a year Mr. Barnett either personally prosecuted or supervised the prosecution of every DWI case in the county. During that time, he handled more jury trials than any prosecutor in the office. In 1994, Mr. Barnett began representing people charged with drunk driving (DWI). DWI cases represent the majority of all cases that he handles. He is certified in the standard field sobriety tests used to arrest suspected DWI's.
Troy McKinney graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law and served as a briefing attorney at the First Court of Appeals. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as well as in DWI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense (the only lawyer in Texas to have all three of these Board Certifications). He is the Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, a past President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and past Board member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Project.
Attorney Jim Medley has achieved the credentials that immediately say, "He knows DWI law." Not many attorneys can say they possess a Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management and Forensic Toxicology, and he also achieved a Master of Education degree and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. With such an extensive knowledge of DWI law and the science behind a driving while intoxicated arrest, attorney Medley has been successfully defending DWI cases for many years.
Tyler Flood has a practice that is dedicated to the defense of DWI charges. He became famous in Houston for his DoNotBlow.com billboards and has educated not only attorneys but many non-attorneys on how to deal with law enforcement if you are stopped for a possible DWI. He goes beyond in that he and his team research medical and forensic data and the very machines that are used in the performance of breathalyzer testing. While his practice is dedicated exclusively to DWI, Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter, Mr. Flood is also board certified in Criminal Defense Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. is dedicated to defending those clients charged with DWI/DUI and other alcohol related offenses. Each of the lawyers at the firm are experienced in defending a Texas DWI/DUI and have continued to obtain training in defending all alcohol related offenses.
A Driving While Intoxicated charge can affect an individual outside of the courtroom as well. Insurance rates will likely go up. Employment opportunities will be limited, especially if driving a company automobile or truck is part of the job responsibility. Upon conviction of a DWI, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will impose a surcharge of up to $1500 a year for three years. If you have any more questions about your DWI, please call us at Chernoff Law! Our consultations are free and you will be able to speak to a board certified attorney.
Jonathan J. Paull, a native Texan born in Houston, focuses his practice on criminal defense, with an emphasis on Houston DWI defense, Harris County DWI defense, Galveston DWI defense, Ft. Bend County DWI defense, Montgomery County DWI defense, and Brazoria County DWI defense. Jonathan Paull is well known to the media as a reliable authority on DWI. Jonathan J. Paull has over 14 years of experience defending drivers against DWI charges. As a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Expert, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Jonathan Paull has also published a Manual on search and seizure and is nationally known for getting the only not guilty verdict in the State of Texas using the PTSD defense.
At Tad Nelson & Associates, we have observed that most of our DWI clients have lived their entire lives without previous contact with law enforcement. DWI defense lawyer Tad Nelson understands the worry caused by an arrest for driving while intoxicated. The process of being arrested, taken to jail, photographed, and fingerprinted can be humiliating and frightening. He respects your concerns and fears for your career and family. Houston Attorney Tad Nelson has created a small town law firm that will defend you against any DWI/DUI charges, and help you and your family cope with the challenges that accompany a DWI charge. Tad Nelson and Associates has offices in Galveston, League City and Houston.
Houston DWI lawyer J. Gary Trichter is one of only four defense attorneys in Texas who has earned the designation of “DWI Specialist” which means he is Board Certified DWI/DUI by the National College for DUI Defense–the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to grant such a qualification (the Texas Bar Association does not have a board certification in DWI Defense but it does recognize the ABA DWI Board Certification).
We have searched to find the best DWI attorneys / lawyers in Houston; those who are experienced with DWI law and who know how to deal with the affects of being arrested for DWI. These top-rated attorneys focus a significant portion of their practices to defending those accused of DWI or DUI and they understand that the consequences of a DWI conviction can destroy reputations, families, careers, and finances. They have dedicated themselves to helping people who are in danger of losing much of what they have worked for.
These best DWI attorneys of Houston are continually learning and staying abreast of the latest changes in DWI laws in the state of Texas and have demonstrated an ability to navigate through a Houston courtroom. When you have an attorney who is experienced with DWI offenses you will feel more confident and calmer than when you are dealing with someone who is a general practice attorney who takes any and all cases.
Attorneys accepted as the best DWI lawyers in Houston must show they devote a significant portion of their practice to DWI defense. Lawyers chosen to be a part of Best DWI Lawyers are experts in their field and we choose who will be rated with Best DWI Lawyers. If one of our top rated attorneys receives a complaint and does not respond to it in a satisfactory manner we can and do remove them from the site.