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The Law Office of Walter M. Reaves, Jr., P.C.

Are you looking for an experienced DUI attorney in McLennan County? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with DUI we may be able to help.

The Law Office of Walter M. Reaves, Jr., P.C. handles all criminal cases including DUI charges.

Waco DWI Lawyer

The Law Office of Walter M. Reaves, Jr., P.C. provides legal representation in McLennan County and the greater Waco area.

We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get results that you need, from minor to major charges, at affordable rates.

If you have been charged with a DUI, call our office now for a free case review (254) 296-0020.

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Texas DWI Overview

In addition to his membership in the State Bar of Texas, Mr. Reaves is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Additionally, Reaves is one of the few attorney members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has had an opportunity to serve in leadership positions, including service as an associate director and director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, as well as a member of that organization’s executive committee. He has also twice served as president of the McLennan County Defense Lawyers Association.

As an outgrowth of his commitment to those wrongfully convicted Mr. Reaves is actively involved in the innocence project of Texas. He currently serves as vice-president of that organization as well as a member of the Executive and Litigation committees.

Mr. Reaves has served as an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School where he teaches post-conviction procedure. For the last several years he has also directed that school’s innocence project.

Mr. Reaves has extensive experience in both trials and appeals which has garnered him a distinctive reputation as an attorney who knows the law and how to use it to his client’s advantage. Reaves is a regularly published writer on various legal topics and he is routinely sought out by both law students and attorneys to share his experience and knowledge. His thorough understanding of the judicial process and the law, most especially as it is applied in the state of Texas, has earned him a strong reputation as a zealous advocate for his client.

If you want to take advantage of Mr. Reaves' experience and reputation please contact us today

Do You Need a DWI Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of DWI differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for DWI in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the DWI.

A DWI Lawyer can help...

Assess your legal situation

An experienced DWI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DWI lawyer mostly deals with DWI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the consequences

The consequences of a DWI vary greatly from state to state and a DWI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI, (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A DWI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced DWI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't know if a DWI Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:

Definitely

Definitely hire a DWI Lawyer if you already have several DWI's and receive another; or if your DWI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.

Probably

Seriously consider hiring a DWI Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second DWI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.

Maybe

You might want to hire a DWI Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or DWI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.

Walter M. Reaves, Jr. 100 N. 6th St
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 296-0020 Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Or by appointment Get Directions