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Experienced DWI Lawyer At Your Service

When facing drunk driving charges, experience and knowledge are key. As a former Williamson County Prosecutor and a defense attorney for the last 15 years, Matt Shanks understands both sides of the legal process. He employs practical knowledge and experience in the courtroom to effectively represent people accused of drunk driving.

At The Law Office of C. Matthew Shanks, we will guide you through the legal process and work directly with you to create a strategy that defends your rights, your freedom and your driving privileges. Call 512-795-4165 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your DWI case.

Protecting Your Driver’s License

Most Texans drive at least once every day. You probably take your car to work or to school. And you always have to drive to other places throughout the day. Drunk driving charges automatically jeopardize this lifestyle. Even if you are not convicted of the crime, your driver’s license may still be suspended or revoked.

The clock to keep your driver’s license starts as soon as you are arrested for DWI in Texas. There is a limited time period during which you can request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing to protect your driving privileges. Also, if your license is suspended Mr. Shanks can help you to obtain an occupational license, which will enable you to drive to work even while your license is under suspension.

It is important to act quickly to protect your driving privileges. Even if the criminal DWI charges are dismissed, your license could still be in jeopardy.

What Is The Difference Between DUI And DWI?

Texas law has a zero-tolerance policy for any person under the age of 21 that drives after consuming alcohol. Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) are reserved for underage people who get behind the wheel with any amount of alcohol in their system.

Adults and underage drivers alike will face charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above .08. These charges are generally more severe and carry more serious penalties like jail time and significant fines.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Call 512-795-4165 or contact our office online to schedule a free initial consultation. He will work with you, making sure that you understand the defense process. You can count on us to protect your rights and your driver’s license in Central Texas.