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Waco DWI Lawyers

Defending Drivers in Lorena, Waco, Baylor University & Across McLennan County

Without a doubt, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the most complex and confusing charge there is in the entire Texas penal code. If you have been charged with DWI (often referred to as driving under the influence or DUI in other states), you are likely afraid, embarrassed, ashamed, nervous, and maybe even angry. Though the emotions may vary, there is always one constant: you need a good DWI lawyer to handle your case.

Turn to Sutton Milam & Fanning, PLLC. Our team of Waco DWI attorneys is ready to stand up on your behalf. We help Baylor University students and clients across Waco, Lorena, and all of McLennan County in the face of drunk driving arrests and charges, using our skill to help them avoid the serious consequences of a DWI conviction.

"I hired Seth Sutton to represent me on my DWI charge. From the word 'go' it was obvious that he knew his stuff... The jury was right there with him the whole time and they found me NOT GUILTY!" - Jessica

Don't Settle for an Inexperienced DWI Attorney

Too many criminal defense lawyers try to handle DWIs simply because they are licensed to practice law. This should not be. Handling a DWI arrest and charge requires so much technical and scientific knowledge that an attorney should not defend a DWI charge unless he or she has specific training in this area.

Sit down with a Waco DWI lawyer at Sutton Milam & Fanning, PLLC, and we will specifically show you how we can attack the Standard Field Sobriety Tests that you were forced to take on the side of the road. We can also walk you through your blood or breath test and explain how to fight these. Too many citizens (and lazy lawyers, sadly) think that you can't fight a DWI if there is a breath or blood test with a result of .08% or greater. This is simply not true.

Misdemeanor vs. Felony DWI Charges in Texas

DWI starts out as a Class B misdemeanor but can be enhanced for a number of reasons. It becomes a Class A misdemeanor if:

  • There is a breath or blood test of .15% or higher, or
  • You have already been convicted of DWI.

DWI becomes a state jail felony if a child passenger (14 years old or younger) was riding with you at the time. It becomes a third-degree felony if you have been convicted of DWI twice before. Each enhancement triggers different punishments and different probation conditions. We will be sure to discuss these with you carefully and thoroughly.

You Only Have 15 Days to Protect Your Driver's License

During your initial consultation with a Waco DWI attorney at our firm, we will discuss the status of your driver's license. Many different things can happen to your driving privileges, depending upon the facts of your case.

Remember that you only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing to contest the suspension of your license – so contact us right away. In the event your license does become suspended, we can help you seek an occupational license so that you can legally continue to drive throughout the suspension period.

To learn more, set up a free consultation with a Waco DWI lawyer by calling (254) 237-5602.

We Know How To Tell Your Story

  • We have a team of experienced and compelling attorneys that will not let you down.

  • We are a small firm, but we get large results through our hard work and dedication.

  • We manage any road blocks with creative solutions specific to every client's needs.