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The Impact Of DWIs In Texas
Part 4

Getting The Right Verdict In A Houston DWI Trial

There are significant consequences that come along with a DWI conviction. This is why the average person wants to avoid these types of convictions to the best of their ability with the help of a trusted lawyer. ...

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The Impact Of DWIs In Texas
Part 3

Administrative Punishment

With a DWI conviction, it is also possible to end up having to deal with administrative consequences associated with your ability to get behind the wheel again. These consequences can include something as simple as mandatory license s...

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The Impact Of DWIs In Texas
Part 2

The Consequences Of DWI In Texas

This is one of those crimes that is going to come with serious criminal penalties including fines and/or jail time depending on the circumstances. It is important to note a DWI conviction can lead to additional penalties and/or...

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The Impact Of DWIs In Texas
Part 1

When a DWI conviction comes through, it is essential to note the effects this type of conviction can have on an individual. It is going to naturally vary based on the case details including the administrative penalties/sentences that are handed out in Houston. ...

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Everything You Need To Know About DUI Law In Houston

In every state, it is criminal to operate a vehicle as a motorist when you are impaired by either the effects of drugs or alcohol. This includes being impaired from prescription medications. While it varies from state to state, the offense is ...

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Can You Get A Houston DUI Charge For Driving High On Marijuana

It is common knowledge that you can get a DUI for driving under the influence of alcohol. But what is unclear yet is if DUI laws also apply to driving under the influence of marijuana? What are the implications if you legally used ma...

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Types Of Defenses Used In Houston DWI/DUI Cases
Part 2

No Probable Cause For Arrest

If the officer that arrested you fails to produce a probable cause for pulling you over, or for trying to arrest you for “drunk driving”, any of the evidence collected during your arrest might not be “admissable...

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Types Of Defenses Used In Houston DWI/DUI Cases
Part 1

DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated or DUI, stands for Driving Under the Influence are both serious offenses. They are also associated with severe penalties. If you have recently been arrested or charged for a DWI or DUI offense, it bec...

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Knowing How DWI Lawyers Can Help Lighten Your Sentence In Houston
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How To Find The Right Lawyer

Given the fact that there are more than 1.3 lawyers in the United States right now, it can be difficult to narrow the field of candidates to find the best option for your case. Fortunately, you...

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Testimonials

4 months ago
Jim Butler is one of the most down to earth and understanding people I’ve ever met. He fought beside me for 2 yrs on my case (dwi) ultimately getting a dismissal. And through all that time he answered and made me feel comfortable with the questions and the anxiety’s I was going through. Even after the case he is still helping me. He’s an awesome guy and a better lawyer. If you need a DWI Lawyer, I will and always will recommend Jim Butler! Thanks again buddy for everything!
- James M
3 months ago
No word's can explain how grateful I am to know Jim Butler. He has been with me through some trying times. I had a few DWI'S over 20 years ago and i received another one at 50 years old. I was in the middle of moving back to Michigan from Texas because my parents needed me and i needed to be with them also, when it happened. If it was not for Jim Butler i would have been in the Texas prison system till I was 60 years old for speeding 10 mph over the speed limit on my motorcycle. Jim Butler had my DWI felony dropped to a misdemeanor DWI charge and my license restored! I consider Jim Butler a friend and brother, my family feels the same because of the way he treated me and my case!
- Richard R
9 months ago
I am so thankful I came across with a great lawyer like Mr. Butler when I was hit with a predicament I new would not be easy to get out of. From the moment I met Mr. Butler he was very sincere and understanding. He made me feel confident and gave me hope. And today I received the greatest news, that my case has been dismissed! I want to take the time to thank not only Mr. butler but his secretary Mrs. Christin and assistants that did an amazing job helping me go through this process and ending it with a great result!
- Annette S

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Did you get a DWI? Are you feeling stressed not knowing exactly what is going to happen now? We can help you alleviate some of your stress.

Jim Butler has been doing criminal defense for 24+ years. Jim Butler helps his clients get out of jail time where they could have lost their jobs, causing themselves, and their families to suffer both financially and mentally. Jim’s cases consist of 100% DWI (driving while intoxicated). He has devoted all of his time to these types of cases.  Jim does not endorse drunk driving, but he also believes that many innocent people are “needlessly arrested”, and is a major reason as to why he became a DUI lawyer.

Give Jim Butler a call today, (713) 236-8744, and receive a free consultation!

“Many people don’t realize that it’s perfectly legal for an adult in Texas to drink alcohol and drive—as long as that adult maintains his or her mental and physical faculties. And the problem with most field sobriety tests is that they don’t give you the whole picture—if a person is nervous or tired, or even if they have a medical condition, they might ‘fail’ a test, even if they’re not intoxicated,” he says.

Anyone who receives a DWI offense, which stands for Driving While Intoxicated, should be aware of the seriousness of the charge. The offender should seek out a Houston DWI attorney that limits themselves to only DWI defense. If found guilty, the offense of a DWI can lead to very serious consequences.

These consequences can include the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, family fall-out, termination of employment and even incarceration. For those facing a DWI, Jim Butler of The Butler Law Firm has more than 24+ years of expertise to help you. You can call or email us today. Being arrested for the crime of a Texas DWI is only the beginning of a long process. Being charged with the crime does not determine its final outcome. The law is a matter of technical issues and conviction, fines, loss of license, and incarceration, and non of which are ever automatic. To have the best chance of a positive outcome it is necessary to get an experienced attorney to help you properly navigate your way through the legal process and protect your rights.

The Butler Law Firm has the experience needed to make sure those charged with the criminal offense of DWI, or DUI have the best chance of a successful outcome and that through the process of law, all of their rights are protected. You should contact the Butler Law Firm immediately for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.

He has the experience to help you, so don’t delay, call today.

Do You Have Any Questions About DWI?

Most think that it’s necessary to register a blood alcohol level of .08 to be charged with DWI. Many find it shocking that this is not always the case.

If the police officer can demonstrate the driver is experiencing impaired driving ability through observation, it may be enough to charge the driver. Some examples are:

1. Swerving a vehicle to correct its course
2. Driving in the middle of 2 lanes instead of remaining in one.
3. Nearly hitting something or someone.
4. Hitting the brakes erratically.
5. Making a right turn at a stop sign or red light without coming to a complete stop. Also known as a rolling stop.
6. Being too cautious or driving too slowly.
7. Taking a turn too narrowly or too widely.
8. Allowing the vehicle to drift from side to side on the roadway.

It is possible to lose your driving privileges for 90 days and up to 2 years. For those who hold a commercial driver’s license, any refusal or failure to take a breath test could mean your commercial driving status is revoked for a period of 1 year. In this situation, the officer making the arrest can take your license and issue you a special temporary permit that comes with a notice of suspension. Should this happen, it is necessary to request a hearing on the matter with-in fifteen days or it results in automatic suspension 40 days following the arrest.

This only represents a couple of the steps in the process of law regarding the matter. As you can see, without the help of an experienced attorney, it is highly likely you will not know how to proceed in the most effective way to get the results you hope for. At the Butler Law office, Mr. Butler is an experienced attorney in Houston that understands the complexities of the criminal charge of DWI. Mr. Butler’s law firm has defended hundreds of people charged with this crime. His firm will take you through the process step by step and keep you well informed along the way. His office will serve as a counselor to help you understand the process along its sometimes long and upsetting path. As well, this firm will make sure your rights are fully protected.

This could greatly affect your life, the life of your family and that of work. Additional cost might include public transportation for going to work, going out for errands, shopping, and other family activities. The suspension of your license will begin 40 days after the charge was made if you do nothing. Mr. Butler’s Houston based firm has 24+ years of experience and can help get you the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

Butler Law will ensure that procedures were followed to the strictest letter of the law and any evidence collected was processed as required by law. Butler’s Houston-based law firm will fully review the case with the District Attorney’s office to see what options are available in the case. Often for the sake of expediency and less court time, the D.A. will offer plea agreements that are favorable to the accused. But this seldom happens without the assistance of a skilled criminal attorney.

Contact Butler Law Firm Today

Mr. Butler is the owner of this Houston-based criminal law office. Mr. Butler will do everything possible under the law to resolve the issue in the best possible way for his client. Contact them immediately for a free consultation.


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