Stephen Hamilto: Hi. My name is Stephen Hamilton. I’m a Board Certified criminal defense attorney, practicing in Lubbock, Texas and the surrounding South Plains. Today’s video clip is, What can you expect when you come in to visit with me about your DWI. You’re nervous, you’re scared, you’ve got your job on the line. You may be worried about going to jail. So, I want you to know a few things about when you come to visit with me.
Stephen Hamilto: First, when you call us, we’re going to set up an appointment, and one of the very first questions we’re going to ask you is, “When were you arrested?” Because it’s really important to know based upon the deadlines. We only have 15 days typically to request a driver’s license hearing. So we want to make sure that we schedule a good time for you to come in before that hearing date runs. When you come in with me, you’re going to meet my staff, they’re going to get some basic background information, and then you’re going to come sit down and talk with me.
Stephen Hamilto: And that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to spend 45 minutes to an hour, maybe an hour and a half, just visiting. I want to know what happened. I want to know why you were stopped, and what you remember. If you did field sobriety test, we’re going to talk about that. My job, we’re going to try to get as much background information as possible. We may talk about witnesses or areas. Where were you stopped at? Do we need to go to the scene and take pictures? Was there a medical issues? You know, every case is different. It’s not cookie-cutter law. What will work for one client is not important for another. I want to know what’s important to you. Is it your driver’s license? Are you concerned about losing your job? What are the areas that I need to focus in on your case? When you come in and we sit down, I’ll tell you that I want to make sure when you leave my office, I’ve answered all the questions that you have.
Stephen Hamilto: So, pick up the phone, call me. My office number is (806) 794-0394. Tell us when you were arrested. Come in, let’s sit down, and start the process of visiting to see if there’s anything that we can do to help you feel better about where you’re at.
Stephen Hamilto: My name is Stephen Hamilton and I hope you have a great day.