If you’re convicted of a DWI, you could face jail time, a hefty fine, the suspension of your driver’s license, be required to install an interlock device in your vehicle, pay thousands of dollars in state surcharges, and worse. If this is your second DWI arrest or more, then the consequences only get more severe.

Do you know you could automatically lose your driver’s license for 90 days to 2 years just for being arrested, even without a conviction? Do you know you must request a hearing within 15 days of your arrest in order to stop or delay that automatic suspension?

At the Law Office of Mary Beth Harrell, we know that mistakes happen, and they only lead to stress and confusion. Trying to sort out those mistakes can be complicated and only adds to the stress. We are dedicated to guiding you through the legal process and fighting for justice in the courtroom. With a DWI lawyer by your side, you can take back control of your life.


Many factors can lead to someone being incorrectly charged with a DWI. Most errors occur during the traffic stop where the driver is accused of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Some of these errors include:

  • Misconduct on behalf of the police officer that made the stop
  • Breathalyzer malfunction or misuse
  • Lack of probable cause for traffic stop
  • Lack of reasonable suspicion to detain the individual for the investigation of DWI.
  • Lack of probable cause to arrest the individual for DWI
  • Improper demonstration or evaluation of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • “Rising blood alcohol content (BAC),” meaning the driver’s BAC might not have been above .08 while actually driving

Our staff has experience in working DWI cases and knows what errors to look for when defending our clients. We are committed to looking through the minute details of a case so that we can form the best defense on behalf of a client.

We have been able to get many DWI cases dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge in multiple jurisdictions. We have saved our clients thousands of dollars in fees, fine and surcharges. We have saved their driver’s licenses from getting suspended. We saved them from taking a conviction that would follow them for the rest of their lives.


If you have been charged with a DWI, you want a lawyer who knows the prosecutors, judges and police in that county. The Harrell Law Firm has been practicing law in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, Williamson, McLennan Counties, and U.S. Magistrate Court for 20 years and we are familiar with the prosecutors, judges, and police officers in the area.

We know what it takes to defend a DWI case and we want to defend you. Contact our office today at (254) 680-4655 to find out more about our practice and legal team.