TEXAS Drunk Driving / DWI
Why choosing the right trial
attorney makes "All the difference"
A DWI DUI IS SERIOUS BUSINESS IN TEXAS
Worth DWI / DUI Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
one of us is charged in
the wrong. It is to thoroughly and carefully examine all the evidence
and explain the law and processes fully to you, my clients.
to the Law Office Of Mimi Coffey - Fort Worth, Texas - DWI
Criminal Defense Attorney. If you have found my web site, it is
very possible that you are going through a very traumatic time in your
life. You have already been subject to the humiliation of roadside
field sobriety tests, been handcuffed and arrested (of which many of
you have never gone through this before or ever imagined it could
happen to you), been locked in jail like a "criminal" and
moreover; had to face your family, and or friends with the
accompanying embarrassment and sting associated with an arrest. My job
as a criminal defense attorney, is to ensure that justice is done: to
remind you and all those involved in the process that you are a
"citizen accused" and to hold the state to its burden- guilt
beyond a reasonable doubt- not one based on the unpopularity of an
offense. It is to fight passionately when
a highly technical field among law enforcement. Officers are
encouraged to obtain NHTSA practitioner certification in Standardized
Field Sobriety Testing. The Texas Department of Public Safety must
certify breath Test Technical Operators in order to be able to operate
the Intoxilyzer 5000 in addition to additional training and
requirements for Breath Test Technical Supervisors. It is my firm
belief that the intricacies of DWI
have surpassed the basic knowledge of a "general
practitioner." That is why the Law Office of Mimi Coffey - Criminal
Defense Trial Attorney - is proud to be dedicated to the focus of DWI
and DWI related matters in this pursuit of continued research and
training in this ever changing and scientifically explosive field. DWI
is unique to Texas in that it is one of the few criminal offenses that
involve serious simultaneous civil penalties: that being the
administrative driver's license suspension. It is the practice of the
Law Office of Mimi Coffey to inform, educate and provide for all
necessary aspects of the DWI representation that the client chooses
from the bail bond, ALR hearing, occupational license, plea bargain or
DWI / DUI CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM
the Fort Worth - Dallas Texas Area
DID YOU KNOW
- Your Texas license maybe at risk of being suspended. Thatís Right!
Your license suspension is AUTOMATIC.
BUT, if you
request a hearing on the issue, in writing and within 15 days after
receiving your notice of suspension from the police officer, no action
will be taken regarding suspension until after the hearing and all
appeals have occurred. If you do not request a hearing the suspension
will automatically begin on the 40th day after you received your
Some of the Things
that the Law Firm of Mimi Coffey looks into by focusing on DWI's:
Training History: NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests training?
when & where? any updates? Proficiency status in HGN?
Common Characteristics: Arrests routinely made within a certain mile
or radius of a particular bar or bar(s)?
Motivation to Testify: Motivation for testimony due to marginal
arrests? How much money in overtime are they making?
In focusing on Texas DWI we become familiar with various police department
policies regarding DWI/DUI arrests.
In Car Camera Videos: Which departments have them?
Back Up Officer Policy: What are their policies regarding the
investigation, arrest, and tow procedure?
Chemical Specimen Policy: Do they always offer breath tests? Are blood
tests only offered on accident cases?
Quota Policy: Which departments have quotas? Are there any memorandums
Protocol Code language regarding Texas DWI
We take our responsibility at the Law Firm of Mimi Coffey very
seriously. In the preservation of our files, we are able to keep track
of bad stops by police officers as well as bad arrests. Among other
things, we also obtain and archive.
Transcripts of past trials, on past officers which we believe will
help our clients in the future.
Police Officer Personnel Files on various police officers through open
Maintenance and Inspection logs on various Intoxilyzer machines.
*We feel that these things among others are important in the skillful,
knowledgeable and sincere representation of our clients. We are proud
of our level of representation and commitment to our clients in the
pursuit of justice. It is our mission to not only provide such high
caliber level of service but to continue to seek new and innovative
ways to better assist us in such pursuit.
We would like to consider ourselves "Watchdogs" of proper
DWI - Law Enforcement. Texas DWI laws are good and should be enforced,
however, they should not be abused in taking away people's rights to
be responsible social drinkers.
What many people fail to realize is that a Texas DWI is not just a misdemeanor
or felony offense. It costs jobs, it involves serious possible license
suspensions, and may effect someone the rest of their life. A Texas
DWI conviction never goes off your record. It is not nor should it be a
conviction for political expediency reasons or one based on morals and
attitudes toward drinking. We at the Law Firm of Mimi Coffey believe
that justice is alive and well and deserving of all. We strive to see
that justice is done for each and every one of our clients.
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