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||In West Texas, the law office of
Stephen L. Hamilton, P.C.
provides criminal defense in all areas of criminal law. Including
but not limited to: DWI /DUI, Intoxicated assault, Intoxicated
manslaughter, assault, white-collar-crime, possession of drugs, drug manufacturing,
forgery, parole revocations, robbery, mail fraud, bank fraud,
theft, harassment, Injury to child / elderly / disabled.
When you've been arrested for any type of crime in Lubbock or any part of
West Texas and you don't think it's fair, you need a lawyer who
can protect your rights...make sure you're treated fairly...and
who knows how to get results. You've just found that lawyer.
that you're probably feeling confused, angry, or somewhat
fearful about what's happened to you. The process of being
arrested, taken to jail, fingerprinted, and photographed was
probably very dehumanizing to you. We sincerely sympathize with
To be honest with you--you're faced with a charge which
can have serious outcomes. We don't want to scare you, but let
us give you a glimpse of what's in store for you. If your case
goes the wrong way you could lose your license . . . your
insurance could go up or be canceled . . . you could face
substantial fines, it could hurt you when you apply for a job,
and you could even go to jail.
Plus, it doesn't end there. A conviction is something
that could haunt you for many years to come, even hurting you
when you apply for a job.
Also, as of September 1, 2003 anyone convicted of
driving while intoxicated ( DWI )
in Texas must pay a "surcharge" of $1,000.00 a year for three
years to keep their Texas driver license.
A second DWI will cost $1,500.00 a year for three
years, and if a person every has a blood-alcohol content of 0.16
or more, as determined by a breathalyzer or a blood test, then
they must pay $2,000.00 per year for three years to keep their
Texas driver license.
We'll Help You Keep
Your License and Your Freedom
We know you're fearful about what might happen to you,
but we'd like you to know that there's a good chance we can
help. Did you know that there are at least 20 possible
challenges that can be made to the charges you are facing? We
can raise applicable ones for you so your case is as strong as
Sure, we can just fill out the forms and talk to the
District Attorney, but in many cases the best choice is to
fight. That's the kind of case we focus on.
Our goal is to get you off, to keep your record clean,
and to prevent you from losing your freedom and your license to
drive. You see . . . our practice is based on the belief that
you were arrested when you shouldn't have been.
At the very least, we'll make sure that you're being
The District Attorney prosecutes these types of cases
all day. He knows--and is willing to use against you--all of the
fine legal points that are available to him.
The law says that he only needs to prove that after
drinking you were not able to drive your car safely or that your
blood alcohol exceeds a certain limit. That sounds pretty cut
and dried, but it's not quite as simple as that.
You see, if challenged, the DA also has to show that
the arresting officer made the arrest properly, that you were
properly advised of your rights, that the equipment he used to
test you was working accurately, and even that the person
operating that equipment was certified to operate it. If he gets
information which may prove you innocent, an attorney can make
him give you that information also.
Get The Legal Help
That's where we come in. We know how and where to make
the proper motions which force the DA to prove that all the
steps used in your arrest were done properly. If they weren't,
then his case is weakened.
We can't promise you that we'll be successful because
each case is unique. Maybe the judge assigned to your case is
more lenient on drunk driving cases, or maybe he is harsher on
them. Maybe there are some things distinctive to your case which
are important. However, all things being equal, you'll find that
we are well-skilled and that we fiercely protect your rights.
When you retain us you'll get expert legal help from an
attorney who knows how to guide your case through the
complexities of the legal system because we've done it numerous
times. You'll be certain you are being treated fairly by the
judicial system because we'll insist:
District Attorney provide us with the name and address of anyone
he plans to
call as a witness, as well as
copies of every written or recorded statements of their
testimony. This will allow us
to the kind of questions that can weaken the state's case
that the DA provide us with any information or material he has
which would show that
you are not guilty of the
charges against you, or which may help you get a lighter
on receiving copies of records showing that the equipment used
for tests was
functioning properly, and that
the person giving the tests was properly certified.
on proof that you were advised of all of your rights. If you
weren't, the DA's case may be
We talk to the District Attorney beforehand to get him
to produce his proof and let him know that we will be contesting
in court all these points we mentioned. When his case is
challenged, he has to take a lot of time producing this material
As you can see, what looks simple gets pretty complex.
As your attorneys we will look into all of these things for you
so that you will have the best possible case.
Actually, there is more, but we don't have space here
to tell you all of it.
You're probably like most people arrested for a DWI.
You don't really know the right thing to do about it, and you
don't know whether or not you can win if you contest your
For both of these reasons, for both of these reasons
we offer a free consultation to give you the additional
information we just mentioned and to review your case.
If you would like to meet with us, we will be happy to
set up an appointment with you. That way you'll be able to learn
all you need to know about your situation. This conference – –
which would normally cost $250 – – is free to you, will last
about an hour, and there is no further obligation at all. In
fact, until you agree, in writing, to hire us, you will never
owe us any money.
To arrange for your free consultation, you can call and
leave a message 24 hours a day. we will get back to you as soon
Here's How We'll
Protect Your Rights
When we talk, we will analyze the facts of your case,
give you my opinion about it, and discuss my approach to it.
We'll explain how we'll protect your legal rights, what your
options are, and how the whole judicial process works, so you'll
know exactly what happens.
Plus, you'll learn how we will guide you through the
court system and how we'll champion your rights, using all my
ingenuity and the options in the legal system to defend and
For example, we'll review the Complaint against you . .
. the steps which were used to conduct the chemical and roadside
tests against you to determine if they are valid . . . and we'll
show you how the police officer's testimony can be discredited.
We will also tell you about my fees. Anything you tell
us during this and all other meetings will be confidential,
whether or not you retain us.
We'll return your phone calls promptly, keep you informed, and
answer all questions to help you put the pieces back together.
Experience. Since 1998 we've helped people just like
you. Aggressiveness. While we accept peaceful settlements, we
take a tough stance to protect you. So, if you want an attorney
you can talk to, who understands what you want, who is
interested in you and your situation, and who fights to get you
results, call us today at 806-794-0394 for your free
|Stephen L. Hamilton, P.C.
Attorney At Law
802 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone (806) 794-0DWI
Fax (888) 595-5578
TOLL FREE 1-888-DWI-LUBBOCK
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