The news media will often report a DWI arrest and investigation as routine, but there is no such thing. There is no such thing as a routine DWI arrest and investigation because of the implications that come with each situation in which a citizen is accused of breaking the law. A recent incident in Texas illustrates the point that there are no routine DWI cases.
In that case, what was described as a routine DWI stop and investigation soon turned into a near-deadly encounter for several people. According to the reports the police officer pulled over the individual in question and began to investigate him for DWI. As the officer came closer to the car, the driver put it in reverse and knocked him down. Then the chase began.
The police chased the man into a residential neighborhood. There, they had to use strip nails to stop his car, and began a shootout with him that led to the suspect being arrested and taken to jail. While this is not the typical situation in a DWI case, it illustrates how DWIs can soon lead to cases that involve much more than a simple DWI.
DWIs Can Become Quite Complex
This man was facing a charge of DWI, but that soon evolved into a complex case that has yet to be resolved. At a minimum the man will face charges of fleeing a police officer, weapons charges, attempted murder of a police officer, and endangering the police at large. His case will require not only a DWI defense, but a defense of all the charges that could put him away for a long time.
While this kind of scenario is rare, it is not rare for a person to be stopped and investigated for DWI and then be charged with more than one crime. Some of the more common charges include drug possession, weapons charges, and assault. DWIs themselves go beyond just driving while intoxicated.
If a person is caught drinking and driving with a minor in the car, that is its own charge of DWI with a child. If someone is injured seriously or killed as the result of a DWI, that can lead to charges of intoxication assault or manslaughter. If a DWI is a person’s third or subsequent DWI, then the driver will be facing a felony for DWI with serious jail or prison time.
Defending Your DWI Charges
For cases like these and others, the most important decision you will make is the lawyer you hire to defend your case. While any attorney has the credentials needed to enter court and defend a case, not just any attorney can provide the best possible defense of a DWI. Experience, knowledge, and ability all come into play when it comes to who is the best choice to defend a DWI case.
At The Wilder DWI Defense Firm our name says it all. We are dedicated to the defense of DWI, and that is just about all we do. We have over 20 years of experience handling and defending DWI cases, and we want to put that experience to work for you. If you are facing DWI charges, no matter how complex, contact us today for a free case evaluation.