If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or any other impaired driving offense in San Antonio, the Law Offices of Ramos & Del Cueto can offer you the best legal representation to protect your innocence. San Antonio law enforcement and criminal prosecution attorneys will do anything to ensure that you lose your license and pay steep fines for driving while intoxicated.
If you or your loved one has been charged with a DWI, you only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to seek legal representation before your license is suspended.
The Law Offices of Ramos & Del Cueto has defended people like you from the stiff penalties of DWI’s in San Antonio since 1999. We are always available to talk, and we offer a free consultation to go over the proceedings and facts of your case.
Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, In San Antonio applies to any persons over the age of 21 who has operated a motor vehicle with the blood alcohol content of or above 0.08%. There are additional laws that apply to commercial drivers, driving while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 15, and driving with an open container. The penalty for driving while intoxicated is steep and can be a harsh punishment for those who have no prior offenses in the legal system.
Driving under the influence is taken seriously in the Texas court of law and the penalties carry strict punishments. DWI offenses are weighed by the number of occurrences that you have been convicted with. Additional penalties are attached for offenses that involve driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle and driving under the influence with an open container. The penalties that have been set up in San Antonio and Bexar County are strict, and it is important to get the best legal representation possible.
First DWI Offense
The penalty for a first DWI offense is a fine that can be up to $2,000, 3 to 180 days in jail, the suspension of a license for up to a year, and a fine to keep a license from $1,000 to $2,000 per year up to three years for retaining a license.
Second DWI Offense
The penalty for a second DWI offense is a fine that can reach $4,000, one month to one year in jail license suspension up to two years, and an annual fine to keep a license from $1,000 to $2,000 up to three years.
Third DWI Offense
The penalty for a third DWI offense is A $10,000 fine, 2 to 10 years in prison, and an annual fee of $1,000 to $2,000 a year for three years to keep your license.
DWI With A Child Passenger
The penalty for driving while intoxicated with a child, under the age of 15 in your vehicle is a fine up to $10,000, up to two years of jail time, and the loss of your driver license for 180 days.
Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
DUI is an impaired driving offense for persons under the age of 21 who are operating a motorized vehicle with any amount of alcohol in their system. A DUI still carries a serious legal penalty in San Antonio, and it is important to get proper legal representation from an attorney to protect your rights. DUI’s are a class C misdemeanor in Texas and although they do not carry jail time, there are fines up to $500, the suspension of a driver’s license, and mandatory community service or alcohol awareness classes.
Trust your defense to the criminal law experts at Ramos & Del Cueto.
Why Do I Need To Hire A DWI Attorney?
The truth is that the state has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were too drunk to drive safely. A field sobriety test and a breath test are made to prove these facts but police officers don’t always have the training to properly administer and interpret a standard field sobriety test. Breath test equipment is also notoriously unreliable and can often be challenged successfully in court. The San Antonio DWI defense attorneys at Ramos & del Cueto are bodyguards for your rights. They know that in defending you against serious drunk driving charges, only the jury’s opinion matters.
Ramos & del Cueto has built a solid reputation for being able to present a persuasive argument to jurors in DWI trials. Our extensive litigation experience, both as former prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, provides you with the representation you need for your case. At the Law Office of Ramos & del Cueto, you will find experienced DWI defense lawyers who can walk you through the process and tell you exactly what to expect and what your realistic options are. Ramos & del Cueto can help you with a first time drunk driving charge, a third or fourth DWI offense, and even DUI charges against a minor who is accused of driving after consuming alcohol.
Our Practice Areas
The Law Office of Ramos and Del Cueto is experienced and vigilant in fighting a range of criminal defense cases. If your way of life is at risk due to drug-related charges, violent crime or family violence charges, or you’re looking to get your record cleaned up, we can help.
If you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor, getting an attorney to defend the rights you have is very important. Ramos & Del Cueto have defended clients in courts since 1999. As San Antonio criminal defense attorneys, they can help you fight for a better results for your misdemeanor or felony case. These cases include: