Dallas DWI Lawyer

Deandra M. Grant

Dallas DWI Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Dallas DWI Local Legal Authority.

Deandra M. Grant

Dallas DWI Attorney

Dallas DWI Lawyer

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Dallas DWI Local Legal Authority.

Your Dallas DWI Attorney

Deandra M. Grant

Deandra M. Grant, JD, GC, MS is a 27-year criminal defense attorney and forensic consultant. She is the Managing Partner of Hamilton Grant PC’s five offices in DFW and Austin. A national speaker on DWI law, science and trial skills, as well as the co-author of the annually updated The Texas DWI Manual, Deandra is known as “The Lawyer Lawyers Call”. She’s also VP of Living the Doxie Dream Rescue and Sanctuary in Royse City. When not “lawyering”, Deandra is a wife, mom, painter, wine collector and dog rescuer.

When to Work with a Dallas DWI Attorney

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you may be feeling scared and overwhelmed. These charges can come with severe consequences, including jail time, substantial fines, and suspension of your driver’s license.

DWI Basics in Texas

What constitutes a DWI and the related consequences will depend on the state in which you are driving. In Texas, a DUI typically results in a small fine, some community service, mandatory alcohol awareness classes, or at worse a suspension of your drivers’ license. However, a DWI can result in very extreme results. Let’s look into some of the basics when it comes to getting a DWI in Texas:

  • Blood Alcohol Concentration. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in Texas is 0.08%. More stringent requirements apply to commercial drivers, and the legal limit is generally lower.
  • Criminal Charge. In Texas, a first time DWI offense can range from a Class B misdemeanor to a felony depending on the BAC, any prior DWI convictions, and whether there was an accident with serious injuries or death.

If you have been charged with a DWI in Dallas, there are a number of factors to consider as you approach your defense. A DWI lawyer in Dallas with advanced knowledge in forensic science will be able to help you understand the process, analyze the evidence clearly, and develop a strategy.

How a Dallas DWI Attorney Can Help

Working with an experienced DWI attorney will be essential to ensuring that you achieve the best possible result in your Texas DWI case. A DWI attorney in Dallas can help navigate all aspects of the proceeding, including:

  • Ensuring Proper Protocol. When arresting someone for a DWI, the police are required to follow strict protocol. For example, a police officer must have probable cause to pull over your vehicle. An attorney can help review your specific case and determine if any protocol was violated. If so, the odds of overturning the arrest are significantly higher.
  • Understand the Charge. As noted above, whether a DWI charge is a misdemeanor, felony or worse will depend on several factors. A lawyer can help you understand the severity of the charges you are facing.
  • Evaluating Consequences. The consequences for a DWI offense can be numerous and varied. In addition to jail time and fines, it can include suspension of your license, an increase in your insurance fees, and also the potential loss of your job depending on your profession. Because a DWI offense is a criminal charge, it may show up on background checks run by future employers.
  • Negotiating a Plea. A Dallas DWI lawyer can help you decide how to plead and can strategize whether it makes sense to accept a plea or to take the case to trial. What can be achieved with a plea bargain will depend on the jurisdiction in which you are facing charges and the strengths or weaknesses of your case. With a skilled Dallas DWI attorney, you may be able to avoid a number of the consequences associated with the charge.

Given the serious impact a DWI arrest can have on your future, securing a skilled and competent Dallas DWI attorney can make all the difference in your case.

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What clients in Dallas are saying about
Deandra M. Grant

Hamilton Grant PC
Based on 53 reviews
For the second time, I have benefited from the thorough and knowledgeable representation of the Hamilton Grant Law group. Deandra Grant and her team kept me updated and well-informed from the time of my arrest through the end of my hearing. They even followed up afterwards to make sure I had had all my questions answered and was satisfied. I have already recommended Hamilton Grant to those I've met with legal troubles and have nothing but positive things to say about my experience. They treat you with professionalism and concern on a human level which was both reassuring and commendable. If you employ Hamilton Grant Law group for your legal woes, you are sure to be in the best hands.
Kristen Eddy
Kristen Eddy
13:32 11 Oct 20
Deandra Grant is at the top of her game in skill and influence. Attorney Grant is often consulted and hired by other lawyers for her experience and expertise. I would not hesitate to hire her for myself or a family member. She works hard for each and every client. Every client is lucky to have her. She literally wrote the book on DWI in Texas.
Kim Keheley Frye
Kim Keheley Frye
17:35 09 Oct 20
Full service criminal defense firm focusing on DWIs with one of the most respected figures in the field Deandra Grant
Tommy Hull
Tommy Hull
18:19 17 Sep 20
As an expert in alcohol and drugged driving with over 30 years experience in law enforcement and law enforcement training, I can without a doubt recommend and praise Deandra Grant and Hamilton Grant PC. A great defense starts with an attorney willing to use experts for the client, while Deandra Grant is an expert in every possible facet of Impaired Driving Defense, she is a professional and professionals realize a well rounded defense is the key, especially in Impaired Driving which is multi faceted. I have trained the lawyers in the office, under the direction of Deandra Grant, I guarantee they are trained appropriately and effectively in all aspects of Impaired Driving and the defense of the client. Deandra Grant is a leader and innovator in the field of Impaired Driving and criminal defense. I highly recommend Deandra and the lawyers at the Hamilton Grant office.Lance A. Platt, Ph.D.
Lance Platt
Lance Platt
17:50 06 Sep 20
Before becoming partners with Deandra, I had the pleasure of knowing her for over a decade. She is a fierce advocate and one of the best attorneys I have ever known. She always goes out of her way to help other lawyers in teaching the science behind a DWI. The team of lawyers, law clerks, paralegals and legal assistants are first rate and in my biased opinion are the best at what they do. Our purpose is to help good people through tough times. I believe we pursue this purpose with passion on a daily basis.
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
08:28 06 Sep 20

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Texas Super Lawyer - 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Author of, "The Texas DWI Manual"

Texas' Top Rated Lawyers - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Charter Member, President-Emeritus and Executive Director of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association


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