Carrollton, Texas grew from an early agricultural base to become a thriving industrial city just north of Dallas. Originally settled in 1842, the early residents likely named the area for their hometown of Carrollton, Illinois. With the arrival of the Dallas-Wichita Railroad in 1878, the area quickly grew to support flour mills, cotton gins, two churches and a school. In 1912, the gravel industry came to Carrollton, establishing the area’s industrial importance. Following World War II, National Metal Products was founded in Carrollton and strengthened the area’s industrial base. As the Metropolitan Dallas area grew, an influx of overflow population led to an explosion of development in the 1970’s. Today, industry still plays a major role in this city’s economy with Halliburton Energy Services being one of the largest employers in the area. Since its incorporation in 1912, the residents of Carrollton have built a community on hard work. After a full shift in the oil fields or factories, it’s great to take a break and enjoy a few drinks with co-workers. For some, the good times may be just a little too good, resulting for being cited for Driving While Intoxicated, or DWI.
If you have been ticketed for DWI, it’s imperative that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Whether this is your first offense or you’ve had previous citations, being represented by an attorney not only helps you navigate the court system more efficiently, it can also mean lower fines and shorter jail times. In choosing an attorney to represent you in DWI proceedings, remember that a local attorney will have greater familiarity with the appropriate laws in your area, and will likely have valuable relationships with the judges and prosecutors where your case will be heard.