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    I was voted one of the 3 best DWI Lawyers. ACS - Lawyer.

    I have an excellent track record of getting the best outcome possible for your drunk driving case.

    I am tough on the opposition and will make sure you are given the best outcome.

    I take the time to research each case carefully and get you the strongest defense possible.


    I have learned while I was a Assistant District Attorney

    the secrets they use to convict you and I will use it against them.

Fighting DWI s' 40 Years
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Tom Hooton knows how they convict you and how to fight them.

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TOM HOOTON | The Dallas DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

DWI Trial Lawyer
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Former Assistant District Attorney
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Member
Voted one of the three best DWI Lawyers in Dallas
Former Judge
Board Member of Texas DWI Lawyers
40 Years on Both Sides of the Docket
Tough Lawyer

When you are charged with a DWI it can be a nightmare. The laws are extremely harsh and judges will have it out for you from the start. They are in business to convict you and that is why you need someone, who knows what they are doing, to defend you. If you are convicted, it will stay on your record your entire life. DWI s are big business for law enforcement. Dont let one nights mistake ruin your life. Tom Hooton is one of the most experienced DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas. He has be fighting DWI s for over 40 years and has the experience to achieve the best possible outcome for your case, regardless of how severe it is.

Tom Hooton has seen many people suffer the public shame from making a mistake almost everyone has made at least once in their life. Having been through so many cases, he understand your pain. So relax because Tom Hooton will fight your case and protect your rights.

What You Need To Know
If an officer suspects that you are intoxicated, he can pull you over and charge you with a DWI. In Dallas Texas, if you decide to make a “guilty” plea, your fines could be more than $10,000, you could lose your drivers license and spend time behind bars. If you are under 21, you will face additional charges, including 12 hours of a DWI education class. If you have two or more convictions, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Picking the right DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer, who has the experience and Dallas connections is vitally important to getting the best outcome for your case.

If you dont take the breath or blood test when requested, your license will be immediately taken away for up to 180 days. If you submit to the test, and have a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, you could face a 90 day suspension of your drivers license. The 180 day suspension is separate from the 90 day suspension. If however, your attorney does not request an Administrative License Revocation hearing within fifteen days of your arrest, the state will not revoke your license and you will lose your right to drive in Texas and possibly in your home state if you dont live in Texas.

Immediately after you are charged with a DWI it is extremely important that you get an Administrative License Revocation hearing. These have to take place within 15 days of your arrest or your license will be suspended and you will no longer be able to drive.

Tom Hooton will fight hard to get the complete dismissal of your DWI, if this is not possible, he will focus on reducing your DWI charges and decreasing the financial and criminal penalties. Tom Hooton will also represent you in your ALR hearing vastly increasing the chances of you keeping your license. Tom Hooton cannot guarantee your license will not be suspended, but he has been fighting DWI s on both sides of the docket in Dallas for 40 years and he has an excellent track record.

How Tom Hooton became one of the toughest most experienced DWI Lawyers in Dallas
Tom Hootons legal career began after he graduated from Texas A&M University. He eventually worked his way up to being an Assistant District Attorney. It was there he learned how Judges convict people of DWI s and how unfair the process really is. Afterwards he began helping people fight DWI s in his own practice. Over the years, he has received many awards and recognitions for his excellent track record. He has a perfect 10.0 Avvo ranking, one of the top 3 Dallas Lawyers, according to ACS Lawyer and he was a founding member of Texas DWI Lawyers.


Tom Hooton has been a Dallas DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer for over 40 years. Having been on both sides of the docket, he knows how they convict you and how to fight them. He will provide you with a strong and aggressive defense strategy. Give Tom a call now for a free consultation. He will talk to you and come up with a strategy to best fight your charges.

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What Clients Say
Thank you so much Tom for defending me in my time of need! You were a blessing and I dont know what I would have done without you. So glad my DWI was completely dismissed.
Richard R.

When one of my friends was arrested for a DWI, I recommended Tom Hooten, since he has been a family friend for years. Tom was on top of his case immediately. And in a single meeting he alleviated many of our fears. Finally when his day in court came. His sentence was greatly reduced. And best of all the DWI did not stay on his record and he was able to keep his license.
Judy S.

When I was charged with a DWI, it looked like things were not in my favor. When I met Tom and his staff, they were extremely professional and they gave my case the utmost attention. Many lawyers are hard to reach and hard to talk to. Not Tom though, he explained things clearly to me and alleviated many of my fears. In the end I received a NOT GUILTY! Thanks so much Tom!
Jorden R.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the penalties for a first time DWI offense?
$2000 – $4000 maximum fine
Up to one year in jail for alcohol content over .15
Up to 6 months in jail for blood alcohol content .08 or higher
Suspension of drivers license for up to 1 year
A DPS surcharge of $1000 – $2000 per year for three years to keep your drivers license
Also there are additional court costs and fees.

What if I am not 21 when an officer pulls me over in Dallas?
When an underage driver is pulled over, if he has any amount of alcohol in his system it is a Class C misdemeanor. A fine up to $500, admission into an alcohol awareness course, community service and drivers license suspension for up to 180 days.

What happens to my Drivers license when I get a DWI?
Your license will probably be taken away by the officer who arrests you and you will be given a temporary license for a time limit. You have 15 days to request a hearing to contest the license suspension.

Should I refuse a Breathalyzer test?
If you do, you could face a potential 180 day license suspension.

What if I have an open container in my car when I am pulled over for a DWI?
If you have an open container in your car, Texas law increases the term of confinement from 72 hours to 6 days on arrest for a DWI first offense.

What if I have more than 2 DWI convictions in 5 years?
If you have two DWI convictions within a 5 year period, you will be required to install a special ignition switch in your vehicle that prevents it from being operated if you have been drinking.

Tom Hootons office is located near the middle of Dallas and he services the entire Dallas Area including Rockwall, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Carrolton, Plano, Frisco, Oak Cliff and surrounding areas.

The information you obtain on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your case.



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