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Welcome: Criminal defense attorney David Frank is based in Austin, Texas and has a reputation for being a tough and experienced criminal trial lawyer.  In April of 2014 he challenged the Texas Mandatory DWI Blood Draw Statute in two test cases.  The appellate courts agreed and found that the Mandatory Blood Draw Statute runs afoul of the Fourth Amendment.  In November 2014 he helped lead a State-Wide effort against a SOAH rule change. That effort led to a simpler process to subpoena witnesses for ALR Hearings.

David Frank has been an attorney since 1993. He is a Past President of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. An attorney who is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law must have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters. The attorney must also have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in the trial of these matters.

Well known among members of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mr. Frank has devoted his practice to representing individuals accused of crimes. His practice includes defending against all felony and misdemeanor arrests such as DWI and DUI, theft, robbery, burglary, marijuana possession, drug possession, aggravated assault, misapplication of fiduciary property, fraud, resisting arrest, credit card abuse, and family violence.

Along with protecting your record, choosing the right criminal defense lawyer can mean staying out of jail, maintaining your license, keeping your job, staying in this country, and preventing the loss of future earnings. Mr. Frank aggressively represents clients who live throughout the state of Texas as well as clients living abroad. His law office uses the most up to date electronic legal research tools to find the cases that help his clients get results.

His many years of practice in the Austin and Travis County areas have given him a unique insight in dealing with the courts. As a criminal defense attorney, avoiding unfair penalties is the primary goal. Mr. Frank explores alternatives to incarceration as he works to resolve his cases. As a criminal defense attorney, he knows the prosecutors and the judges – and that is essential to being effective in the courtroom. Unlike some attorneys who advertise that they are “criminal defense trial lawyers” despite the fact that they never have taken a case to jury trial, Mr. Frank actually does try his cases.

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DWI defense lawyer David Frank of Austin, Texas represents individuals accused of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and DUI (Driving Under the Influence), he has defended against DWI related prosecutions throughout Central Texas.

Getting a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is serious! You need to take it seriously – so should your lawyer. Even a conviction for a first-time DWI can carry serious consequences, not the least of which is $1,000 or more per year for three years just to keep your driver’s license.

If you are like the vast majority of those who get arrested for DWI, this is the ONLY way that you would ever have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Only because Texas DWI laws exist, do many people who would never dream of breaking the law find themselves arrested, photographed, fingerprinted, and generally “treated like criminals.” This is serious business. And once you have posted your bond, the whole process is really just beginning.

Driving While Intoxicated Laws:

  • A first-time DWI starts out as a “Class B Misdemeanor.” This means it carries a criminal penalty of up to 6 months in the county jail and a fine of up to $2,000. If the Blood Alcohol Concentration is 0.15 or higher then a first-time DWI can be filed as a “Class A Misdemeanor.”
  • A second conviction for DWI is a “Class A Misdemeanor.” This grade of offense carries up to a year in county jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
  • A third conviction for DWI is a “Third Degree Felony,” which carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. That is penitentiary time, not county jail time.
  • A conviction for any of these also carries a mandatory driver’s license suspension.

We hope that you will find this web site informative and helpful in answering your questions about selecting a defense lawyer. If you have any further questions, please contact us by filling out our contact form or calling us.

Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization