Hernan Law Firm
DWI Law Attorney in Dallas, Texas
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Choosing the right DWI defense attorney can make all the difference in your case.
Talk to one our experienced attorneys before you making a decision.
We’ve spent the past 30 years developing our unique and aggressive DWI defense system.
Before you accept a guilty plea, talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney to see if you’re better off fighting your case.
Get help contesting speeding tickets, license suspensions, and other traffic offenses.
What You Need to Know
No matter how dismal your facts are, there is always a chance that you can win your case.
The most important factors are:
How do you look on the video?
Why were you stopped by the police?
Is there a breath or blood test?
Who actually saw you driving?
Was there an accident?
Ten Rules of Survival in the Criminal Justice Jungle
Rule No. 1:
Never under any circumstance consent to a search. NEVER. Do not consent to a search of your car. Do not consent to a search of your home. Do not consent to a search of your friend’s apartment. Do not consent to a search of your person. Do not consent even if the police tell you they have a warrant. Do not consent. EVER.
The Differences and Similarities Between Regular Probation and Deferred Adjudication
Generally speaking, there are two types of probation, regular and deferred adjudication (sometimes simply called “deferred”). Although probations are very similar there are some important differences. The main difference is that the conviction and sentencing are deferred (postponed), in a deferred adjudication probation.
Why You Should Consider not Requesting Probation on Your DWI
You may be much better off choosing to serve a short jail sentence instead of getting probation. Many people believe that probation is a more lenient sentence, but probation is actually a long, expensive, and annoying process.
Been arrested for DWI?
Many people can win their DWI cases in Texas. You might think that your case is hopeless, but my experience over the past 30 years as a DWI defense attorney tells me otherwise.
The first step after a DWI arrest is to believe that you can win your case. No matter how bad you think your situation is, I’ve probably seen clients with far worse circumstances who successfully fought their DWI charges.
First-Time DWI Offenses
A DWI on your record can be a nightmare when you’re looking for a job, renting an apartment, or any other time background check is required. I’ve often told my clients that a DWI is FOREVER because the consequences can continue to impact your life years or even decades later.
DWI Defense Advice for the State of Texas
Just Say No…
Situations may vary, but in most cases, the simplest, most effective DWI defense is for the suspect to POLITELY refuse to participate in ANY testing or questioning. Just say no!
There only four things that you must do in a DWI investigation: 1) Pull your vehicle over, 2) exit your vehicle upon request, 3) provide proper identification, and 4) allow them to take our blood if they obtain a warrant. You may refuse any other request by the police, but if you do so, do some politely.
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Dallas Traffic Ticket Attorney
You have the right to contest your traffic tickets! Many people think their only option is too pay the fine and let the ticket appear on their driving record. But the majority of tickets can be handled so that they do not appear on the person’s driving record.
At Gioffredi and Associates, We’ve fought every type of traffic ticket in the Dallas area over the past 30 years. If you get a ticket, hire us to keep your driving record clean!
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John Gioffredi has been helping clients win their DWI cases in the Dallas area for over 30 years. John has defended well over 1,500 Texas DWI cases since 1987, winning over 300 not guilty verdicts and over 200 DWI case dismissals.
John is an industry leader among DWI attorneys, has received numerous awards, and teaches seminars on a regular basis. He pioneered the use of jury punishment in Texas DWI cases, and has taught his system to DWI attorneys throughout Texas who want better outcomes for their clients.
As John likes to say, “Fighting DWIs isn’t just my job – it’s my passion!”
- Texas Super Lawyer from 2014-2018
- Avvo rating of 10.0 with over 100 client ratings
- “AV” rated by Martingale-Hubbell for the highest levels of professional excellence
- D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2014-2017
- Featured presenter at over 30 CLE seminars
- President of Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 1981
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Iowa State University of Science & Tech, Ames, Iowa, 1978
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Phi Eta Sigma
100% of Practice Devoted to Criminal Defense
U.S. Federal Court, 1984
January 30, 1956, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America
Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys
Your entire life changes when you are charged with a crime. Your freedom may suddenly be in jeopardy. Your future depends on getting the best criminal defense attorney you can find.
At Gioffredi and Associates, we’ve been defending criminal cases in the Dallas area since 1987. We’ve seen a lot in the past 30 years, and we can share our experience with you by providing an aggressive and passionate defense in your criminal case.
Criminal Charges in Dallas County
Even decent, law-abiding citizens occasionally make a mistake that lands them in jail. Or maybe you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Either way, you CAN fight your criminal case. You don’t have to give up and accept a guilty plea.
Many people underestimate the consequences of having a criminal conviction on your record. There can be enormous financial consequences to go along with prison time or a long probation sentence. And a criminal conviction on your record can haunt you for years to come, especially when it comes to getting a job.
Unless the plea bargain being offered is a true BARGAIN, you should be prepared to fight your case. Not every criminal defense lawyer wants to go to trial, though, so make sure your attorney is up to the task.
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We help clients in Dallas County being charged with any of the following crimes:
- Property crimes
- Drug crimes
- Domestic violence
- Homicide, including murder & manslaughter
- Disorderly conduct
- Violation of the terms of your probation
- White collar crimes
If you want to know where you stand and what kind of punishment you could be facing, talk to an attorney who’s seen it all and spends the majority of their time fighting cases in court.
Over 30 Years of Criminal
Attorney John Gioffredi has been practicing criminal defense in the Dallas area for over 30 years. In 2014 he was president of the DallasCriminal Defense Lawyers Association (DCDLA) and has received recognition as a top criminal defense attorney in Dallas.
The prosecution will have substantial resources and experienced attorneys on their side. The only way you can level the playing field is by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you fight your case.
At Gioffredi and Associates, we devote our entire practice to criminal defense in the Dallas Area. Call us at 214-739-4515 for a criminal defense consultation.
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