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Charged with drunk driving in Houston? Texas takes a strong stance against impaired driving, we strongly encourage you to hire a DWI attorney, in Houston, who specializes in defending juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony DWI charges. Learn more about how to choose the best DWI defense team for your case in Houston, or anywhere else in Texas. Call today and speak to one of our top rated lawyers at (713) 222-0400 for a free consultation. Our attorneys have decades of experience defending drug & alcohol DWI allegations and have a reputation for excellence in our area of criminal defense law. Cases our DWI law firm defends include:


You thought you would never find yourself in this position, yet here you are – charged with a DWI and incarcerated in Harris County Jail. Suddenly you realize the full gravity of the situation, and that you might be charged with a felony or have aggravating circumstances. You are probably asking yourself, “What happens next?” or “What do I do now that I’ve been arrested for suspected drunk driving?” If this has happened to you, now is the time to contact the top defense lawyers – Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. You can rest assured that the Government is going to do everything they can to suspend your Texas driver’s license and try to convict you of Driving While Intoxicated. Whether you refused a breath test, urine test, or blood test or if you gave a breath test, urine test or blood test, the Texas Department of Public Safety can and will suspend your driver’s license unless you timely (you have 15 days) request a hearing to challenge the suspension of your license. All of our Lawyers provide representation through the license suspension dispute process and ALR hearing as well as defense in criminal court through your DWI trial.


You only have 15 days to save your license!!

After getting charged with DWI you only have 15 days to save your license!! You only have 15 days after your DWI arrest to request an ALR hearing to challenge the automatic suspension of your Texas Driver’s License. Call now to speak to a DWI attorney at our criminal law firm – Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. Free DWI consultations for new clients charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, probation violations, suspended license disputes, and much more.

After a DWI arrest you probably have many questions…

  • Don’t think the police treated you fairly?
  • Think you were not intoxicated?
  • Feel like the police took advantage of you?
  • Feel like the police didn’t give you a fair chance?
  • Wonder why you were even arrested?
  • Wonder what is going to happen next?
  • Feel like the field sobriety tests were designed to fail?
  • Confused? Scared? Embarrassed? Humiliated?

Read our Guide on Texas DWI Laws & Penalties answers to these questions and more. 

There are different regulations and rules, depending if you were arrested in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County or another area of Texas. We certainly understand and sympathize with you in your uneasy thoughts and feelings. In fact, the arrest process, being taken to jail, being booked and fingerprinted is often degrading, embarrassing and humiliating. As a Houston DWI attorney we understand each and every one of these feelings and have helped hundreds of Houstonians just like you.

Your License, your Job and your Freedom are Important to Us Too

We understand that your License, your Job and your Freedom are important to you and we will fight to help save your License, Job and Freedom. Being charged with a DWI in Texas does not mean that you are guilty of drunk driving. You are simply accused, and innocent unless proven guilty.

The State has a highly qualified team of police officers, government lawyers and scientists to try their best to convict you of Driving While Intoxicated. You need a highly qualified and skilled lawyer to fight for you every step of the way. With Johnson Johnson & Baer you have a team of Attorneys working to defend your rights. 

Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. is comprised of technically trained, exceptionally qualified and aggressive yet compassionate criminal defense lawyers to fight the Government on all fronts. We believe that everyone has the right to skilled legal counsel and an aggressive team of defenders.

Located in the historic Heights area of Houston, Texas, Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. serve clients throughout communities such as Katy, Galveston, Sugar Land, Pasadena, The Woodlands, League City, Conroe, Pearland, Texas City, Friendswood, Richmond and Angleton, The Woodlands, and throughout Texas. We’re ready to fight for you.

Read more about DWI laws, fines, and penalties here.

Why Should I Hire a DWI Attorney?+

Drunk driving charges are serious, and you need the best DWI defense attorney possible. The prosecutor and state’s attorney have an army of resources at their disposal, all working together to prove that you are guilty. You need to fight fire with fire. If this is not your first DWI arrest, or you are charged with DWI while here on a green card or work visa, you need to find the best legal representation. You should look for a highly qualified attorney that knows how to fight and win against false drunk drunk driving allegations and wrongly accused drivers here on a green card. If the State of Texas arrests you, wrongly accuses you, and charges you with drunk driving — and you don’t think you have been treated fairly, you expect someone to go to battle to challenge the State of Texas and fight for your rights. If this is what you expect, we are the lawyers for you.

Experienced Defense Counsel for All Impaired Driving Allegations+

Don’t leave your drunk driving case in the hands of just any lawyer, you need one that focuses specifically on DWI’s. The experienced defense attorneys at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. have practiced criminal law in the Greater Houston area since 1997, defending thousands of clients in driving while intoxicated cases. The firm has limited its practice to criminal law, and more specifically, to defending persons accused of DWI and other alcohol related offenses. Over 90% of the firm’s practice is devoted to defending DWI, DUI drugs or prescription meds, BWI, Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter charges, DWI probation and violations, underage drunk driving, and much more. Our lawyers are licensed to practice criminal law in all Texas Courts as well as most federal courts in the State of Texas.

Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. focuses on representing citizens accused of DWI, driving under the influence of drugs or prescription medication, Juvenile DUI, DWI with child in car, Intoxication Assault, Intoxication Manslaughter and all other alcohol related drunk driving offenses in the State of Texas. Come into our law office to speak to speak to one of our experienced attorneys about your DWI case — your consultation is free. We’ll do our best to answer all of your questions.

When choosing a Lawyer, your attorney’s experience is extremely important. Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. has experienced criminal defense lawyers and staff to help you through the entire DWI process and all aspects of your DWI case. In order to mount a serious attack on the Government’s case, your lawyers should have the necessary training, skills and trial experience to challenge the Government. Over the years, the criminal defense lawyers at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. have successfully obtained a high number of dismissals, “Not Guilty” verdicts and reductions of DWI’s to lesser charges. Our goal and priority is to prevent wrongful DWI convictions and keep them off your record for good.

Possible Defenses to Get Win Your Case or Get the DWI Charges Dropped or Dismissed+

Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. guarantees that every case we handle will be thoroughly investigated for any and all potential flaws in the Government’s case.If the Government cannot prove just one of the things below, you could possibly have your DWI case dismissed, charges dropped, or reduced to a lesser offense like Obstruction of a Highway.

  1. The arresting officer had a valid reason to stop you or come in contact with you,
  2. The arresting officer had probable cause to arrest you,
  3. The officer giving field sobriety tests was properly trained,
  4. The field sobriety tests were given correctly,
  5. The equipment used by the officer was working properly,
  6. The person operating the equipment was certified in the use of the equipment,
  7. The equipment was in working order at the time of its use, and;
  8. The machine did what it was suppose to do
  9. The person charged with DWI was intoxicated.
  10. The person charged with DWI was actually “operating” a motor vehicle.

We have experience challenging the Government in all areas above and have been able to successfully challenge the Government in these areas. Because of our challenges to the Government’s cases, we have obtained many dismissals and “Not Guilty” verdicts for our clients.

Proven Results against Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston and Brazoria County DWI Cases+

The DWI attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. have successfully defended hundreds of DWI cases and are not afraid to take a case to trial. Our goal from the moment you are charged is to get your case dismissed, no-billed, or obtain a favorable verdict. We understand the importance of keeping a DWI off of your record. We have obtained numerous “not guilty” verdicts and had even more cases dismissed.

Is your Texas Driver’s License Important to you?+

CAUTION!! You have only 15 days from the date of arrest to request a hearing on your driver’s license. If you fail to request a hearing, your license may be suspended and you face the probability of paying huge fines for several years. It is important that you hire legal representation for this hearing to challenge the license suspension. Having legal representation from an experienced DWI attorney at your ALR license hearing provides the best opportunity for your legal team to question the arresting officer and his probable cause. Putting the officer on the stand helps to establish his or her position, which can be very beneficial to your case.

We have found that challenging your driver’s license suspension is the most important step in fighting the DWI portion of your case. After we request the hearing on your Texas driver’s license, we have the opportunity to question the officer(s) that arrested you prior to a jury trial in your case. This is an invaluable opportunity for us to obtain information that often times leads to a favorable result in your case or leads to a dismissal of your DWI.  Many lawyers never even take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about your case.

Texas Driver’s License Surcharge +

TEXAS DRIVER LICENSE SURCHARGE!! Beginning with any Texas DWI Conviction for an offense committed on or after 09/01/03, the Texas Department Of Public Safety is authorized to charge a surcharge on your Driver’s License. This charge will range from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 a year for three years. Depending on whether you provided a breath sample, and the results, you could be facing a $6,000.00 fee to keep your license. Now you can understand why it is so important to fight your DWI and Driver’s License suspension. Now you know why the Texas road sign says, “A Texas DWI – You Can’t Afford It.” Read more about DWI cost here.

Call our Lawyers at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. immediately to discuss ways we can fight your Texas driver’s license suspension and defend you against the DWI charge you’re up against.

If you’re looking for a Lawyer Houston has many options to choose from. We strongly advise you to retail legal counsel for your case that has a proven track record of success defending people facing DWI and impaired driving cases. Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. has successfully defended hundreds of cases, drunk driving charges, and other alcohol related offenses and we are here to help you in your time of need.

Meet Our DWI Attorneys

Dane Johnson

Dane Johnson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and limits his practice to criminal defense…

Leslie Johnson

Leslie Johnson has 20 year so experience and limits her practice exclusively to DWI & DUI Defense cases. In addition, Leslie Johnson is certified…

Alan Baer

Alan Baer has over 30 years of criminal defense experience and has handled just about every type of criminal case. Mr. Baer has limited his practice…

Carson Joachim

Carson Joachim brings over 15 years of experience to the firm. Carson Joachim is a former prosecutor and currently represents the officers of…

Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. is a  criminal and DWI defense law firm, based in Houston, TX,  concentrating on drunk driving cases including DWI, Juvenile DUI, DWI with a Child passenger, Public Intoxication, Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), Intoxicated Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter and all other alcohol related offenses in Houston and across Texas. The defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. have spent years training and perfecting their skills to defend DWI and other alcohol related offenses. Hire an experienced Lawyer in Houston can mean the difference between winning and losing your drunk driving case. From the initial interview of a citizen accused of drunk driving to the conclusion of the case, the way your DWI attorney handles your case can have a lifetime impact on you. Frankly, a DWI charge or conviction in Houston, Texas can have serious and life-changing consequences. We are not here to scare you, however, if your DWI case is not handled properly, you could be dropped by your auto insurance company, you could lose your privilege to drive, you could be charged up to $8,000 in fines, fees and surcharges and you could still end up facing jail time. This is why it is of utmost importance to hire a criminal defense lawyer who focuses on handling Texas DWI’s and other alcohol related offenses.   You should hire the best DWI defense attorney you can afford to handle your case.  EXPERIENCE MATTERS!! Call today for a free DWI/DUI case evaluation.

Not Guilty Verdicts & DWI Cases Won

The lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. have had over DWI 500 cases dismissed and over 50 “Not Guilty” Verdicts. These are just a few of the case results from the firm.

Felony DWI Blood Test

Result: Dismissed

Client was pulled over for spinning tires as he accelerated at an intersection. He performed Field Sobriety tests and then refused breath test. The police then obtained a search warrant and forcibly took his blood which showed his alcohol level to be a.18 – over twice the legal limit and he was charged with DWI.

DWI with Breath Test .28

Result: Not Guilty

Client involved in major accident. Failed field sobriety tests. Breath test of .28 – over 3 times the legal limit.

DWI with Child Passenger – .18 Blood Test

Result : Reduced to Misdemeanor DWI

Client involved in an accident with 7 year old daughter in car and flees the scene of the accident. Client failed all field sobriety tests and blood was taken that showed her alcohol level at .18. DWI with Child Passenger was reduce to Misdemeanor DWI.

Get a Free Consultation with our Law Firm

If you have been accused of a crime involving alcohol, please fill out the contact form or call Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-222-0400for a free initial consultation concerning your case. Our firm is ready willing and able to assist you through the DWI process. We answer thephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We understand that evenings and weekends are often the best time for our clients tomeet. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request and we accept all major credit cards.

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