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Administrative License Revocation (ALR), which determines whether or not you can drive once your temporary driver’s license expires; and The actual criminal charge. Unlike other DWI defense attorneys, she immerses herself in your case to provide you with the strongest defense possible. Starting from the moment you engage her, Attorney Jethva investigates the charges brought against you. She starts with the legality of the stop – did the officer have a reason to stop you? Is there something that could get your case dismissed just from the stop? Next, she reviews the video of your field sobriety test and breath test results. She can tell when something is off – something that can lead to a reduction of charges or even a dismissal. At your hearings, Attorney Jethva fights for you, presenting evidence in the best light. Setting herself apart from the pack of DWI defense attorneys, Payal Jethva personally handles your case – instead of passing you off to a less-experienced associate. When you’re represented by Payal Jethva, you’re represented by an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who works hard to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact her at (281) 743-0016.


The DWI court process can be confusing. Here’s what happens: The court process is set in motion once you’re arrested. Once you’ve been stopped, the police will attempt field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. Remember that you are well within your rights to not say anything without an attorney with you. Most likely, you’ll be taken into custody (the “drunk tank”) and be allowed to post bail. Your first court appearance will be your arraignment, and you’ll want to have an Austin DWI lawyer with you. The court will tell you what charges are being brought against you, let you know what your rights are, and let you plea guilty or not guilty.  If you don’t plead guilty, the government will begin building a case against you during what’s known as the discovery process. They’ll examine your field sobriety, breathalyzer, and blood test results, review police reports, and interview the arresting officers. Your Austin DWI lawyer will request all of these documents as well, along with documents that may help your case, like medical records, to build your defense. You’ll have several court dates as well, and while nerve-wracking, it can actually be beneficial to have more court dates. Depending on what turns up during discovery, you will either plea bargain out your case, meaning you’ll accept a penalty in exchange for a lesser charge, or you’ll go to trial in front of a jury. After examining and hearing evidence from both sides, the jury will return a guilty or not guilty verdict, with the judge to decide the penalty. The court process is difficult to navigate without help, and a misstep can cost you thousands of dollars, your driver’s license, and your freedom. Call an Austin DWI lawyer immediately to explore your options and start building your defense. You’ll want a lawyer with a solid track record of getting not guilty verdicts and dismissed and reduced charges for his clients, as well as experience. Attorney Payal Jethva has years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense. If you’ve been arrested for a DWI, call (281) 743-0016 today. Don’t wait to build your defense.