Houston DWI Attorney
Fight Your Houston DWI Charges
The State of Texas has very tough laws against driving while intoxicated. The worst part is that most people arrested for DWI are good people who just made a mistake or are wrongfully accused of something they did not do. What does this mean to you? If you are stopped and the police are of the opinion you are intoxicated, you are going to be arrested. Now you are facing serious charges and possible jail time. There are ways to fight to avoid these consequences with the help of a Houston DWI lawyer at the Law Offices of Ned Barnett.
How Can We Help You?
No one wants a DWI permanently on his record. Whether this is your first drunk driving arrest or you simply cannot afford to get another DWI, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Ned Barnett are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case.
Whether that outcome is a dismissal or having the penalties you face reduced, Ned Barnett and his staff are uniquely equipped to help people facing drunk driving charges. The firm is dedicated to helping clients through this difficult time. You can rest assured that the firm is devoted to helping clients and winning cases with a high standard of ethics and legal professionalism.
Former State and Federal Prosecutor
As a former state and federal prosecutor, Ned Barnett has over 25 years of experience in criminal law and knows that good people sometimes make mistakes or are wrongly accused.
Mr. Barnett has received the following awards, certifications and industry recognition:
- AV® Preeminent™ on Martindale-Hubbell®
- Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law
- "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by The National Trial Lawyers Association
- Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense
With over 25 years of legal experience and a strong background defending clients against their DWI charges, you can trust Mr. Barnett with your case. He will use his background and experience to make sure your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law.
We Are Uniquely Qualified
Whatever the case, you deserve the very best in legal advocacy. That is why Mr. Barnett has made it his business to become certified as a breath test operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machine, the same machine that is used by all officers in the state of Texas. He is also a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense and is an NHTSA-certified practitioner in the standard field sobriety tests. With this level of knowledge regarding DWI, you can count on his firm to have the skill necessary to mount an effective DWI defense on your behalf.
DWI Cases We Handle
Whether you have been charged with:
With familiarity in breath & blood tests and field sobriety tests, Mr. Barnett knows what defenses to look for and how to go about seeking a reduction of charges or even a dismissal of your case. In all matters relating to DWI, including ALR hearings, DWI sentencing, DWI appeals, DWI expungement, or unlawful police stops, he can provide you with the competence and full understanding of the law to better serve you.
Drugs and Driving
Criminal charges of DWI are not exclusively about drivers who get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. In fact, according to the law, it is just as much of a crime to drive while impaired by a drug, be it a controlled substance or a perfectly legal over-the-counter medication.
The problem with DWI cases involving drugs is that figuring out how much of the drug is in your system is difficult. There is no method that is 100% accurate, and intoxication levels vary from person to person.
If you have recently been arrested for driving while impaired due to taking drugs, you should not hesitate to consult with my firm. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ned Barnett have extensive experience handling DWI-related cases, including those that involve driving under the influence of drugs. You can be confident knowing that we will be there to fight to protect your rights.
Proven DWI Defense Strategies
It is not uncommon for us to discover errors in the prosecution's case. It could be that:
- There was no probable cause to pull you over.
- Your constitutional rights were violated when they conducted the police stop or at some point during the arrest procedure.
- The testing of your blood or breath may have been done incorrectly, or
- The testing device may not have been properly maintained/calibrated.
With his expertise in this area, Mr. Barnett can readily tell when the prosecution has a weak case and seek a dismissal.
DWI Lawyer Serving Houston, Texas
Life with a DWI can cause a great deal of suffering. To make sure this does not haunt you for the rest of your life, you need to work with a legal representative with the right experience. Defense attorney Ned Barnett is dedicated to providing you with professional guidance in even the most difficult cases. You may feel down and out after being accused of such a serious violation of the law. It is our job to see that you get back on your feet after a DWI charge.
If you have been charged with a DWI, contact a Houston DWI attorney from the Law Offices of Ned Barnett today.