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What To Expect With A First DWI

Getting pulled over and arrested for a DWI is extremely intimidating, especially if you’re left in the dark about what to expect. At Ramos & Del Cueto, our attorneys understand what it’s like to face Texas prosecutors. We’re here to guide you through this process and help you toward the other side. With decades of experience, we’ve helped countless people throughout San Antonio get through it successfully.

What Are You Facing?

Your top concern when facing a DWI charge is likely the consequences and penalties of a guilty verdict.

For a first offense, the penalties include:

  • A fine of up to $2,000
  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • License suspension up to one year
  • An annual fee of up to $2,000 to keep your licenses

If charged, you could face any or all of these consequences. Subsequent DWI charges result in more severe penalties.

What Do You Need To Know?

Beyond the facts of the penalties, what else do you need to understand about getting a DWI for the first time?

First of all, these charges can happen to anyone. Everyone is capable of making a mistake, but that does not mean you’re a bad person or deserve to be in jail. Good people sometimes make poor choices. You should also understand that this is by no means the end of the world. The penalties of being charged with a DWI can seem harsh, but there are ways to reduce or even avoid these consequences.

Finally, it’s important to understand that you need to hire an attorney to represent you. A DWI might seem like a simple, straightforward charge, but it is anything but. DWI laws can be complicated, and there is room for error on all sides. At Ramos & Del Cueto, our attorneys have the experience, skill and knowledge necessary to properly evaluate your situation. We can find holes in the case against you. Police officers do not always properly administer sobriety tests, for example. No matter your situation, contact an attorney as soon as you can. We can help ensure you get a fair trial.

What Can We Do To Help?

Our team of criminal defense attorneys has extensive experience in DWI cases. Our attorneys have decades of experience with these types of matters. We’ve been able to help countless people with their charges. In some cases, we can get your charges completely dismissed. Our lawyers will work to protect your rights, and we’re here for you immediately. You can use our online contact form to set up an appointment or give us a call at 210-761-6004.