San Antonio DWI Attorneys You Can Trust
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or any other impaired driving offense, you need experienced San Antonio DWI attorneys who will fight for you. 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.
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, PLLC, are bodyguards for your rights. They know that, in defending you against serious drunk driving charges, the only opinion that matters is that of the jury.
At Ramos & Del Cueto, PLLC, we have 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 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. We 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.
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.
DWI In San Antonio
DWI in San Antonio applies to any persons over the age of 21 who operates a motor vehicle with the blood alcohol content of or above 0.08%. There are additional laws that apply to commercial drivers, those driving while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 15 and those driving with an open container. The penalty for DWI is steep and can be a harsh punishment for those who have no prior offenses in the legal system.
DWI is taken seriously in the Texas court of law, and the penalties carry strict punishments. DWI offenses are weighed by the number of previous convictions. 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. That’s why you need a San Antonio DWI attorney team that will fight for you.
First DWI Offense
The penalty for a first DWI offense is a fine that can be up to $2,000, three to 180 days in jail, the suspension of a license for up to a year and a fine to keep a license that is from $1,000 to $2,000 per year for up to three years.
Second DWI Offense
The penalty for a second DWI offense is a $4,000 fine, a minimum jail sanction of 30 days, up to 1 year in the county jail, the loss of your driver’s license for 2 years, and a $4,500 fee over three years to have a driver’s license.
Third DWI Offense
The penalty for a third DWI offense is a $10,000 fine, two 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’s license for 180 days.
Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
Driving under the influence (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 of up to $500, the suspension of a driver’s license and mandatory community service or alcohol awareness classes.
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