DWI - Driving While Intoxicated
If you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) you need a lawyer with experience and training who can fight for you.
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests – Police officers offer scared and nervous drivers balance tests to determine if they believe they are intoxicated. Most trials focus on these roadside balance tests and Jon Stephenson knows how to attack the validity and administration of these tests. You also need a lawyer who can tell a jury just how difficult these tests are to perform under the difficult circumstances created by law enforcement.
Blood Testing - Most cases today involve blood testing and you need a lawyer who has tried and won blood cases. Jon Stephenson’s extensive training includes graduating from Axion Laboratories Forensic Chromatograph course in Chicago, Illinois. He has attended training at Harvard University from the National College of DUI Defense and has spent countless hours studying and preparing to attack local laboratory practices. If you are charged with DWI and the police obtained a blood sample, you need someone who has the training to attack the science of the blood result. Having a lawyer without this training is like taking a knife to a gunfight.
Breath Testing – Breath testing is an old and unreliable science. The instrument currently used is no longer used in many states and the Texas Department of Public Safety will soon be replacing all of these machines with new ones. If it is such a good piece of equipment there would be no need to replace it. Jon Stephenson knows the science behind this testing and can take apart the test bit by bit so that a jury can see the unreliability of the test.
Consequences - Criminal penalties are not the only consequences of a DWI conviction are not the only the consequences an individual may face if convicted of DWI. There are consequences related to your driving privileges, financial consequences, and job related consequences that each individual will be forced to face upon conviction. Our number one goal at Jon Stephenson law is to avoid any sort of conviction or consequences.
Criminal Records - Have you been convicted of DWI in the past. You may be eligible to have the record of your DWI conviction removed or sealed. Call us to find out if you qualify.