San Antonio DWI Attorney
Were you accused of driving while intoxicated?
Being charged with a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) can be a very stressful experience and is not one you should have to deal with on your own. Getting arrested for DWI can be upsetting enough, especially when you factor in the probability of having to appear in court, losing your license, maybe having a lock placed on your vehicle, etc. With more and more pressure on the Texas legislature from dedicated advocacy groups, each passing year seems to result in harsher penalties and fewer rights for those accused of DWI. In as little as fifteen days after an arrest, simply by failing to exercise your rights in a timely fashion, you can lose your right to drive a car and deprive yourself and your attorney of the ability to mount a successful defense.
Keep in mind that you do not need to be "completely intoxicated" in order to be arrested for DWI. Charges brought about from a DWI offense are based largely on your blood-alcohol concentration (BAC), as determined by DWI tests as the breath test and
blood test, and even a small amount of alcohol, drugs or narcotics can make a big difference. Additionally, if an accident occurred as a result of a DWI incident, it is likely that a felony DWI charge will be brought to the table. If someone was seriously injured or a fatality occurred, that brings about a whole new set of charges and prison time is a likely possibility.
Don't think you are helpless or without options though. There are actions that can be taken, especially if you act quickly. It is critical if you or a loved one is facing DWI charges in San Antonio or one of the other areas we serve, that you secure representation from a
San Antonio criminal defense attorney immediately. You need someone on your side. We are here for you.
Types of DWI Offenses
Driving while intoxicated, or under the influence, is not something to be taken lightly. Each state has different laws when it comes to DWI offenders. In most cases, a first time offender will receive an automatic suspension of their driver's license. The length of the suspension varies from state to state. Other convicted offenders may end up with an ignition lock on their vehicle, which requires a breath test to be done before the lock can be disengaged. Penalties such as prison sentences are also possible and repeat offenders may find themselves facing felony charges. In addition to a first time DWI charge, here are some of the main offenses individuals can be charged with:
We at Daniel & Hudson understand that being charged with a DWI can be a tough experience. However it is not one you have to face alone. Brandon Hudson and Douglas Daniel have over 40 years combined experience practicing criminal law and we are listed amongst the best criminal defense lawyers in San Antonio (as per S.A. Scene magazine for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). We are here to ensure you get the professional representation you need to protect you and your rights, while at the same time getting the most positive resolution to your case. When it comes to criminal defense cases, we are who you want on your side.
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