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Denton DWI Lawyers

Representation for Drunk Driving Charges in TX

If were arrested for driving under the influence or a related offense, it is in your best interest to immediately contact an experienced Denton DWI attorney. It is no exaggeration to state that your case and possibly your entire future may depend on you making that phone call. At The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline, PLLC, over the past several years, we have executed many successful legal strategies that resulted in the significant downfall of a number of the state’s “slam dunk” cases.

If you feel utterly hopeless, it is important to remember that not all DWI cases are open and shut. Even if your case is filled with bad facts that for all intents and purposes should tank your case, don’t give up. A good DWI attorney in Denton, TX may be able to work around the negative aspects and steer your case in a positive direction.

Discuss the details of your case in a consultation with our team today.

DWI-Related Offenses We Handle

Texas has a very well-known reputation for its hard-nosed, tough stance against all crimes, especially DWI-related offenses. Despite the state’s very strict drunk driving laws, an unbelievably huge number of DWI-related incidents and arrests take place in Texas on an annual basis. It, therefore, can come as no surprise that Texas law enforcement aggressively prosecutes drivers accused of DWI.

We have years of experience representing clients charged a number of DWI / DUI related offenses, including but not limited to the following:

  • Misdemeanor DWI
  • Felony DWI
  • Driving under the influence by a minor
  • DWI with a child passenger under the age of 15 (felony)
  • DWI with a suspended license
  • DWI by a repeat offender (possibly a felony)
  • Intoxication assault (felony)
  • Intoxication manslaughter (felony)

The Many Aspects of a DWI Case

Some of the many issues and matters our Denton DWI law firm handles include but are not limited to the following:

What is an Administrative License Revocation?

A DWI case is made up of a criminal law component as well as an administrative law component – which consists of The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) process. You have the right to request an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing which allows you to fight the suspension of your license.

When you were arrested for allegedly committing a DWI-related offense, it is likely that the arresting officer confiscated your driver’s license. The State of Texas will automatically suspend your license if you do not request an ALR process hearing within 15 days of your arrest.

In other words, if you have any chance at fighting the possible suspension of your driver’s license, you must request a hearing during this time period. Our team handles many ALR hearings and have had good success in obtaining favorable results for our clients throughout this administrative process.

If you need representation through your ALR hearing, contact our Denton DWI lawyer today!

What is an Occupational Driver’s License?

An occupational driver’s license authorizes drivers with suspended licenses to drive to a very limited number of places. Its award is not guaranteed, and it may be difficult to obtain.

The occupational license can allow you to continue driving to:

  • Work
  • School
  • Your child’s daycare
  • The grocery store
  • Other essential places

When it comes to doing what it takes to obtain favorable outcomes for our clients, our Denton DWI attorney can be tenacious and especially persuasive. This tenacity has resulted in many of our clients obtaining desperately-need operational driver’s licenses.

Penalties You May Face in TX for DWI

DWI charges brought in the State of Texas may result in serious penalties. You run a very big risk to your liberty and your wallet if you try to fight the charges without competent legal counsel.

Depending on the actual charge(s), DWI-related misdemeanors may result in the following legal, financial, and administrative penalties:

  • Some misdemeanors result in jail time ranging from three to 180 days; while other misdemeanors may result in jail time of up to one year
  • Fines for certain misdemeanors may go up to $2,000; while others may result in the issuance of fines of up to $4,000
  • Suspension of driver’s license for a minimum 90 days up to one year
  • Probation
  • Mandatory alcohol counseling
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (and payment of all costs)
  • Court fees
  • Expensive surcharges to be paid to the Texas Department of Public Safety

DWI-related felonies carry much stiffer penalties beyond those listed above, including:

  • Some felonies result in a jail sentence of no less than 180 days to 2 years (to be served in a State Jail Facility)
  • Other felonies result in a prison sentence of no less than two to 10 years, Intoxication manslaughter can by up to 20 years
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Suspension of driver’s license for a long, long time

Negative life consequences that may go far beyond financial and legal penalties:

  • The creation or expansion of a criminal record
  • Loss of certain types of jobs and careers
  • Loss of possible future employment opportunities
  • Loss of the ability to volunteer with many educational, athletic, and charity organizations
  • Loss of professional licenses (or an outright bar to obtaining one in the future)
  • Loss of security clearances
  • Negative effects on custody cases and parenting plans
  • Strained or broken relationships with loved ones, friends, and colleagues

Will I Lose My Driver's License with a DWI Charge?

Every DWI charge is different as is the outcome of any conviction. In most cases, the conviction of a DWI arrest of any type will lead to the suspension or revocation of your license. However, the period of suspension and whether or not you are given driving privileges may differ from case to case.

Begin Building Your DWI Case Today

We are a local firm deeply involved in the Denton community. For several years, your Denton DWI lawyers have fought hard and gained significant experience representing the citizens of North Texas. We know good people make mistakes, and we pledge to provide only the highest level of legal services possible to try and prevent those mistakes from ruining your life.

Call us today at (940) 400-0475 to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your case and get started.

Our Victories

Results Speak for Themselves
  • Reduced Charge Two Felony Drug Cases
  • Charge Reduced Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed Felony Drug Possession
  • Charge Reduced Fraudulent Possession Of A Controlled Substance By Prescription
  • Dismissed Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed Possession of Marijuana
  • Charge Reduced Felony Drug Possession
  • Charge Reduced Possession of Marijuana
  • Case dismissed. Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed Possession of Marijuana


Why You Should Trust Us
  • Numerous Firm Awards & Recognitions

  • Confidential Client Consultations Available

  • Flexible Availability, Including on Weekends & Nights

  • Credit Cards Accepted & Payment Plans Available

  • Experience & Familiarity with the Local Court Systems

  • Peer Respect within the Legal Community of North Texas

  • Personalized Care & Attention for All of Our Clients

  • Results-Driven, Client-Focused Representation


Hear From Our Clients
  • “Greg is seriously one of the greatest attorneys in Denton”

    Former Client
  • “They are incredibly good at what they do, and charge far less than they should.”

  • “His level-headedness served as a compass during an otherwise overly-emotional time.”

    Former Client
  • “I would recommend Mr. Goline to anybody with a legal matter.”

  • “If I ever needed an attorney again, he would be the only person I’d consider.”

  • “Great experience through an emotionally trying time, which in and of itself is impressive.”

  • “Greg and his team are top notch for legal help”

    The Best Lawyer team in Denton Denton, TX
  • “Trustworthy, responsive, and knowledgeable!”

  • “Professional and knowledgeable”

    Heather Denton, TX
  • “I would highly recommend Greg and would hire him again in a heartbeat.”

  • “I would recommend Mr. Goline to others and he will be the first person I will call again if I run into trouble!”

  • “Gregory was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the whole case.”

  • “Best Attorneys”

    Bill Earthman Bartonville, TX
  • “Greg is amazing!”

    LW Denton, TX
  • “He was extremely knowledgeable and he and his paralegal (Lindsey) kept me informed every step of the way.”


  • 10 Best - 2017 - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Denton County
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • To Best 2015 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
  • 10 Best 2017 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 10 Best 2015 - Under 40 American Institute of Family Law Attorne
  • 10 Best 2 Years 2015-2016 - American Institute of Family Law Att
  • Avvo Client's Choice 2015 - Family