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Ward Maedgen
Attorney At Law

5005 Greenville Avenue, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75206



Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer For DWI
(Driving While Intoxicated) / DUI

"Board Certified Criminal Lawyer" and "Former Assistant District Attorney"
Experienced DWI Defense Attorney, Dallas Drunk Driving Arrest, Texas License Revocation driving while intoxicated, license suspension help KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!



Texas state DWI laws are both political and complex. Moreover, since the DWI laws change so often and the consequences of even a first conviction are so severe, finding a lawyer who is experienced at handling Texas DWI, Drunk Driving, Driving While Intoxicated cases should be your top priority.

If you've never been through this before you probably don't know where to begin in your search for an attorney. Further, not knowing what to look for in a Texas DWI defense lawyer makes the challenge of finding the right lawyer even more difficult. Clearly, you do not want to fall into the trap of handing your case over to just a volume DWI firm that moves its cases like a traffic ticket lawyer. You'll need to find an experienced, competent defense lawyer who can explore factual and legal defenses, review your case for defects, move to suppress evidence, compel discovery of such things as calibration and maintenance records of the breath machine, negotiate for a reduction in charges, obtain expert witnesses for trial, protect your driving privileges and safeguard your constitutional rights.

Above all else you should consider retaining an attorney who is very familiar with the courtroom and the practice of DWI defense and DWI cases. Further, your should consider seeking a lawyer who is both a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and one who has been recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer. Therefore, you increase your chances of hiring an experienced, tested and trusted attorney.

If you do not have a sense of comfort and confidence after meeting with an attorney about your case you should look further.

Questions you should ask to find the best DWI Defense Lawyer for your case:

Is the lawyer Board Certified in Criminal Law?

Has the lawyer been recognized by his peers in Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer or in D Magazine as one of Best Lawyers in Dallas?

Ward Maedgen is board certified in criminal law. Further, he has been recognized both as "One of the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2007" by D Magazine and as a "Super Lawyer" in Texas Monthly Magazine in 2004.

Does the lawyer have extensive experience in DWI pretrial investigation and litigation?

Does the lawyer have a reputation for going to trial or for simply pleading cases guilty?

During the course of his career, Ward Maedgen has tried well over a hundred cases, in various counties throughout the State. His experience as a lead trial lawyer in criminal cases has provided Mr. Maedgen with valuable insight into jury trial strategy, cross-examination, and expert testimony.

His extensive trial background both as a former prosecutor and as a criminal defense lawyer has taught Mr. Maedgen how the other side builds a case, therefore he knows how to tear it apart from the inside. His cases have been featured in the media, both television and print, including on: Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, WFAA - Channel 8, KTVT - Channel 11, KXAS - Channel 5, FDFW - Fox 4 News, and Fox News.

Do you feel a strong sense of confidence in the lawyer’s ability to professionally handle your case, and do you feel comfortable with the manner in which the lawyer communicates with you? Does the lawyer seem genuinely interested in you and your case?

Is the financial arrangement clearly defined?

Will the lawyer handle your license suspension case in addition to the DWI arrest charge or will the lawyer send an associate, if at all?

Will the lawyer you hire be the lawyer who actually handles the case? In other words, does the lawyer go to court, or will one of his employees handle my case.

Upon your call, you will be scheduled to meet personally with Ward Maedgen. At that meeting the facts of your case will be discussed, Texas DWI laws will be clearly explained, and an ALR hearing will be sought at your request.

Fighting to save his clients’ driving privileges and to prepare for trial and evidence suppression motions, Mr. Maedgen routinely handles his clients’ ALR hearings. Further, the costs of hiring an attorney as well as the expenses of DWI litigation will be carefully explained so that you will be comfortable knowing the cost to you. Always be cautious of attorneys that promise a certain result or suggest that they have special influence with the courts or the prosecution.

Dallas / North Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

                              "Board Certified - Criminal Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization"

Ward Maedgen - Attorney At Law


Ward Maedgen practices criminal defense law in the following cities and counties: Dallas, Arlington, Cedar Hill, McKinney, Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Garland, Irving, D/FW Airport, Duncanville, Frisco, Carrolton, Allen, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Forney, Hutchins, Wilmer, Rowlett, Grand Prairie. Counties: North Texas, Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County

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