Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
Dallas / North Texas
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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"
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
TEXAS DWI FACTS!!
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
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
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
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
Does the lawyer have a reputation for going to trial or for simply pleading
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
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