Attorneys Defending Against DWI Charges in SAn Antonio
If this is your first time facing a DWI charge, you may not know that it is a multi-part charge. The first thing you have to deal with are the criminal charges of driving while intoxicated. A conviction for DWI could result in criminal penalties such as fines, jail time and alcohol education.
The second part of the charge is civil and relates to your possession of a driver’s license.
The arresting officer will immediately ask you to surrender your license if you fail the blood or breath test or if you refuse the test altogether. You face the loss of your driver’s license for at least 90 days, even if the DWI charges are dismissed later! To get your license back, you need to fight your drivers’ license suspension immediately.
You Need to Get Help Quickly if You’re Charged With a Texas DWI
You may not have to lose your driver’s license. However, it is critical that you act quickly, as you have a very limited time—15 days—to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). It is important to hire a DWI attorney that has the administrative, and trial experience to obtain the best defense. The defense lawyers at Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC can do that for you.
DWI: Not Just Alcohol
Drinking too much beer at a college party or having too many martinis at lunch are the stereotypes associated with getting pulled over for a DWI, but there are other reasons people could get stopped and subjected to a field sobriety test. You could appear drunk if you got sick while driving. Some illnesses, like multiple sclerosis, could make it impossible to pass a field sobriety test even if you weren’t impaired.
But let’s be genuine for a second? Could you pass them sober? Many people can’t pass these roadside acrobat tests even while completely sober and yet the officer wants you to look foolish on video to say you’re intoxicated? No thanks.
You could be “under the influence” of other drugs – legal or illegal. A prescription drug like Xanax could make you seem intoxicated. Or you could seem impaired because of an interaction between your medication and another substance you ate or drank. Our DWI defense attorneys will investigate your medical situation thoroughly so a jury can see that you weren’t intoxicated.
How Our DWI Attorneys Help You Fight DWI Charges
Every DWI case is unique. These are some of the things our DWI attorney can do to help you fight the DWI charges against you and your license suspension:
- Request and attend your ALR hearing. This gives us a chance to preview the criminal DWI case against you.
- Investigate the traffic stop. Was it conducted correctly? Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to stop you? Did he have probable cause to arrest or search you?
- Determine whether the breathalyzer was correctly calibrated.
- Determine whether the arresting officers administered the field sobriety tests properly.
- Investigate the medications you are taking.
- If you were arrested because you were involved in an accident, we will investigate the actual cause of the accident (it may not have been you). Maybe someone else was driving and left you at the scene to take the blame.
Arrested for DWI? Take Action Today! Free Consultation with a DWI Attorney
Don’t wait to get help. You will almost certainly lose your driver’s license for a significant period of time and your car or truck insurance rates will go up. Get experienced legal help from Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC. Call (210) 787-3916 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a DWI attorney.