Helping You Take The Right Steps After A DWI/DUI Stop

Lawmakers are continually increasing the punishments for drunk driving in Texas. If you are convicted of drunk driving, the ramifications will impact more than just your driving record.

You can be subject to heavy fines, jail time, surcharges, attorneys' fees and increased insurance rates. You could also be required to have an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, which is another expense.

At Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law, drunk driving is one of the most common charges that we fight. We know what's at stake, and we know how to get you the best possible outcome.

Even if this is your first-time offense, don't make the mistake of thinking you will get off with a warning. A first-time DWI/DUI offense in Texas carries the chance of a fine of up to $2,000 and the possibility of 180 days in jail. Your license may also be suspended for up to one year if you are convicted of driving while intoxicated.

Put Decades Of Experience In Your Corner

At Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law, our criminal defense lawyers have more than 60 years of experience aggressively protecting the rights of our clients. One of our co-founding attorneys, Patrick J. Ridley, served for 16 years in elected office as County Attorney for Bell County. His DWI/DUI defense and criminal defense practice benefit from his unique background and his perspective on Texas law.

We defend individuals who are facing criminal charges for:

  • Underage DWI
  • First-time DWI offense
  • Subsequent DWI offenses
  • Breath and chemical test refusal

Are you a commercial driver facing a DWI/DUI? A drunk driving offense doesn't just stay in Texas for commercial drivers. A conviction could mean losing your commercial driver's licenses and your livelihood in the process.

Don't Wait — Meet With Us Today

If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated, it's important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorneys know what is at stake, and we can help protect your rights, your driving record and your driver's license.

Learn more about the counsel we offer by scheduling an initial consultation. We can be reached through our online contact form or by calling 254-773-9081.