DWI Dismissals & Obstruction of the Highway
What is obstructing a highway?
After a Texas DWI arrest, you are probably asking yourself the following questions:
- Can I get my DWI dismissed? If so, how? How likely is dismissal of my DWI?
- I have heard of people reducing their DWI cases to “obstruction of a highway”. What is “obstruction of a highway?” How likely is it to get an “obstruction of a highway?”
- Will a DWI conviction be on my record forever?
At the Coffey Firm, we believe in straight talk. Mimi does not advertise “DWI dismissals” or “DWI reduced to Obstruction of a Highway” for the following reasons:
- Very few DWI cases result in dismissals. A check with the county clerk in any county will confirm this. The percentage of DWI cases resulting in dismissal to the those resulting in conviction are very few. The numbers vary from county to county and are dependent on a host of factors. The Coffey Firm does get dismissals and reductions but these are very fact and case dependent. No one result of a particular case is any indicator of the probability of another case’s disposition.
- Every DWI case stands on its own. It is not possible to “hear the circumstances” of a DWI case and assess its outcome. With every DWI, a full case review is necessary to determine the best course of action. A full blown case analysis includes discussing the facts as it relates to both sides, going over the police report and videos, and ascertaining the legalities of the situation. Also, to understanding the people and policies involved of the judge and prosecutor.
- There are a host of possibilities that may occur when one moves forward for a trial or motion. These possibilities include options that would never occur in a plea bargain. We are happy to discuss these with you when you retain us to represent you on your case.
Obstruction of a Highway
Obstruction of a highway or passageway is a misdemeanor class B crime. The implications in a DWI context is to reach a settlement of the DWI case to avoid a DWI conviction. Most people are desirous of avoiding a DWI conviction. It is important to note that many DWI’s do not receive this option. What this means, how it looks, and the implications and conditions of an obstruction of a highway are something we look forward to discussing with you, should it occur, in the representation of your case. It is important to note that there are distinct advantages to having your case reduced to an obstruction of a highway.
The answer to that case use to be yes subject to a pardon by the Governor. Now the answer is a very complex one depending on your past arrest records and the facts of your DWI situation. Once we have resolved your case, we can then determine your eligibility for any options that involve sealing or expunging your record.
More about Mimi Coffey
When people look for a Top DWI Attorney or Best DWI Attorney, they look for experience, certification, and respect in the legal community. Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD. She has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks. She is also a national and state-wide lecturer on the law.
Mimi is also listed on several “top” directory listings such as DWI Lawyers for Wise County, DWI Lawyer Tarrant County, DWI attorney Dallas County, DWI attorneys Collin County and DWI attorneys Parker County. Mimi is a caring DWI Lawyer in DFW, She is also involved in the Texas Tech School of Law foundation and enjoys using the skills she has developed to give back to the community.