Protecting You From A Felony DWI Charge In San Antonio
A felony DWI charge can carry even more serious consequences in San Antonio. It’s important as ever to have the right legal representation when facing such a severe charge. Our attorneys at Ramos & Del Cueto, are highly experienced in all types of DWI charges, even felony-level charges. We have a history of success with DWI charges, and we know how to protect you in the event of a felony charge.
What Is Considered A Felony DWI?
In Texas, certain conditions and circumstances can turn a misdemeanor DWI charge into a felony or a state jail felony. A state jail felony is charged at the level of a felony but results in jail time instead of prison time.
There are four factors that can constitute a felony-level DWI:
- A third or subsequent DWI charge
- A DWI with a child passenger (age 15 or under)
- Intoxication assault
- Intoxication manslaughter
The harshest penalties for a DWI result from charges for intoxication assault, where someone was injured by a person driving while intoxicated, or intoxication manslaughter, where someone was killed by a person driving while intoxicated.
What Are The Consequences?
Having a felony on your record comes with consequences including:
- Inability to own a firearm or ammunition
- Inability to serve in the military
- Revocation of certain professional licenses, or inability to obtain said licenses
- Inability to pursue some college or university programs
- Inability to volunteer at certain children’s events in school or sports
A felony-level charge will also result in enhanced jail time, or even prison time depending on the type of charge. It also carries heavier fines, sometimes up to $10,000, and longer license suspension, sometimes up to two years. It can also result in the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
How Can You Protect Yourself?
In any kind of DWI charge, it’s important to have legal representation. But when the stakes are as high as with a felony charge, working with a defense attorney is extremely crucial. In these cases, you need to hire an attorney who has specific experience in felony DWIs. At Ramos & Del Cueto, we’ve protected people facing these types of charges before and helped them obtain positive results.
Contact one of our highly experienced criminal defense lawyers today to schedule an appointment. We can give you more information about your case. Call 210-761-6004 or use our online contact form to get in touch.